Donned in a boxing moniker, with ropes around the catwalk and gloves on two turnbuckles, Volbeat rang the starting bell of the WorldWired tour as it hit Houston last Sunday.

As we all know, Metallica's United States portion of their most recent world tour stopped in Texas throughout the past week and as expected, it did not disappoint.

Volbeat came out swinging with hit after hit; a perfect first round of action during the bout with an electric southeast Texas crowd.

The scorecard read: Volbeat 1, Houston 0.