Patrick Ledbetter Photography | M E T A L L I C A
The biggest band in the world!

On July 5, 2017, they came back to Orlando. Shooting for the Orlando Sentinel, I and a large group of photographers were given unprecedented access to the band and their two opening acts, Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.

While we were only allowed to shoot for the customary three songs, this was best photography gig I've had yet and I doubt anything will top this one.
The giant ballGuitar and bassLars on the drumsGuitar and drumsJames Hetfield on guitarJames Hetfield singingJames with Lars in the backgroundBlack & White KirkIt Comes To LifeAnother Black & White KirkBlack & White JamesRobert on bassFocusing on JamesMore James in Black & WhiteThe ESP GuitarKirk soloRobert getting into itBlack & White RobertHair flyingFocusing on Lars