Filmed at Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy on February 10, 2018… aka “Cliff Burton Day.” © 2018 Blackened Recordings.
Orion is the 7th track off of Metallica’s 3rd studio album, Master of Puppets. It is an instrumental and was named
after the star constellation, Orion, due to the song’s spacey sounding bridge. It was written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and most notably, Cliff Burton. The song is more progressive than the band’s previous work.
This song was played at the memorial for Cliff Burton, most notably because of the bass solo. It was also played live in 2006 when Metallica played the entire Master of Puppets album. In honor of Cliff, the band named it’s festival “Orion music and more”.