It's hard to believe that a band so huge and so influential had never played in China in a 30-year span, but that has finally been banished, as the Metallica boys played two nights in a row, two sold out HUGE shows, as anyone would expect, to two great, great crowds.

Shanghai held the ceremonies of metal, and the crowds looked like something out of a 90's live music video. Huge, loud, and thrashing, just like the tunes.

You can check out some live footage of the shows here: