The ex-guitarist of Slayer and the current member of Exodus, Gary Holt has commemorated the former bassist of Metallica, Cliff Burton, with a throwback photo recalling the times when he, Burton, and James Hetfield played the iconic song, ‘Seeds of Hate,’ for the first time.

As the date marked the 34th death anniversary of the legendary heavy metal musician Cliff Burton, one of his beloved friends and the great musician Gary Holt has taken Instagram to unveil a special memory about him and James Hetfield.

Posted a quite blurry and amazingly captured picture of himself, Cliff Burton, and James Hetfield, taken when Exodus was performing, Holt said that it was from the day when they played live for the first time the songs, ‘Seeds of Hate,’ ‘Pleasures of the Flesh,’ and ‘Brain Dead.’

He added about Burton that he’s gone but never forgotten. Cherished the moments he spent with Hetfield and Burton as well as their friendship, Gary Holt admitted they were such wonderful times.

Cliff Burton, who was a member of Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986, died in a bus crash in Kronoberg County, a rural area of southern Sweden, as the band toured in support of the ‘Master of Puppets‘ album.

He has been recognized as a very influential musician both during his career and after his death, placing ninth in a 2011 Rolling Stone magazine online reader poll recognizing the greatest bassists of all time.

Here is what Gary Holt said in his latest Instagram post:

RIP Cliff. Gone but never forgotten. Seen here with James and Cliff’s GF Corinne side stage for some Exodus at the Mabuhay Gardens SF. The greatest.

Legend. First time we ever played ‘Seeds of Hate’ live was this night, along with ‘Pleasures of the Flesh,’ and ‘Brain Dead.’ Cliff and James were going off. Was a great evening. 🤘🏻”

You can see the post below.