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METALLICA played its 1983 debut album, "Kill 'Em All", from beginning to end during a surprise INCOGNITO set at the Orion Music + More festival in Detroit, Michigan. Disguised as a no name group from Baltimore called DEHAAN ( a nod to actor Dane DeHaan, who stars in METALLICA's upcoming IMAX 3D movie, "Metallica Through The Never"), they hit the Vans Damage Inc. stage at 4:30 p.m., the METALLICA members themselves came on and reeled off songs from "Kill 'Em All" one by one, including such classics as "Hit The Lights", "Seek And Destroy" and "No Remorse".
James Hetfield posted a photo on Instagram of the DEHAAN backdrop w/the message: "Don't miss Dehaan! #MUYA #mff #UwillRegretMissingThem #IfUdoUmightKillEmAll #winkWink #getIt?"
The band's setlist was : 01. Hit The Lights 02. The Four Horsemen 03. Motorbreath 04. Jump In The Fire 05. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth 06. Whiplash 07. Phantom Lord 08. No Remorse 09. Seek And Destroy 10.
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"Kill 'Em All" was recorded in two weeks on a tiny budget in upstate New York. Only 1,500 copies were initially pressed, but the album was reissued by Elektra Records after they signed in 1984 and has since been certified triple platinum for sales of more than three million copies. The original title of "Kill 'Em All" was "Metal Up Your Ass". The opening cut, "Hit the Lights", was the first song that frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich wrote together after forming METALLICA. Another version was on the 1982 compilation "Metal Massacre".
Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine was replaced by Kirk Hammett shortly before recording started, Mustaine still has several writing credits on the disc and went on to form MEGADETH. Many songs from the album are still part of METALLICA's set list, including "The Four Horsemen", "Seek and Destroy" and "No Remorse".