Fans Called The Metal Group's Appearance At The Intimate Theater 'Epic"

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Heavy metal arrived in Harlem on Saturday night as fans lined up outside of the Apollo Theater to catch a performance by Metallica.

Fans of the band called the event historic as it was the first time a metal group had appeared at the Apollo which usually plays host to acts like James Brown and Marvin Gaye, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported.

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“It’s amazing. Epic is the word,” one fan told WINS’ Baumgarten.

The gig comes a week ahead of the release of the band’s 3D movie Metallica Through The Never which will appear on IMAX screens.

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The film was shot during shows across Canada in 2012 and features a fictional storyline about the adventures of a roadie.

Saturday night’s show was planned as a “scaled down” version of the group’s normal live performances, according to a report in Rolling Stone.

Metallica fans lined up outside of The Apollo Theater on Saturday night. (Credit Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Metallica fans lined up outside of The Apollo Theater on Saturday night. (Credit Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

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