South by Southwest Launch Party for Guitar Hero: Metallica
This was a secret gig to celebrate the release of Guitar Hero: Metallica. The band was booked under the name Volsung and were said to be a small band from Norway.
There were only 2,100 audience members making it a very intimate evening for those fortunate enough to be there.
This was the ninth time that Metallica played Austin, TX. The first time they played Austin was on August 24, 1983 at The Nightlife.
The last time Metallica played Austin was on September 3, 2004 on the Madly in Anger With the World tour.
It was the first time in almost 15 years that Harvester of Sorrow, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), Breadfan, and Whiplash were performed in Austin. They were last played here on August 6, 1994 on the Summer Shit tour.