Metallica reached Top 5 on UK debut with their new live record, “S&M2.”
According to the Official Charts Company, the live album joins the Top 100 at No. 2 following “Crabs In A Bucket”, the third album by British rapper Nines.
In a remarkably tight chart run that closed with 5,000 chart sales separating the Top 5, “Crabs In A Bucket” reached midweek leads Metallica in the last 24 hours of the poll to close ahead by just short of 2,000 chart sales.
The achievement scores Metallica their eighth UK Top 5 album.
“S&M2” comes to life with the release of Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: “S&M2,” available in an astonishing variety of formats, ranging from a digital album on all major streaming media to 4LP, 2CD, DVD, and Blu-ray vinyl versions.
“S&M2” is a landmark release in the Metallica catalog, both soundly and visually. S&M2’s live album captures over two and a half hours of James, Lars, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo joining forces with the nearly 80-member San Francisco Symphony, legendary orchestral music director Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater.