Metallica: Through The Never Features Rider in Bob Basset Mask

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A mask by Bob Basset features prominently in the outfit worn by the villain in the film Metallica: Through The Never.

A mask by Bob Basset features prominently in the outfit worn by the villain in the film Metallica: Through The Never. The movie is an adventure musical based on Metallica’s eponymous album; it follows the band’s roadie who must make sure they play a gig.

One of the movie’s central characters is an evil-looking horse rider. He appears during a clash between some protesters and the police, wearing a gasmask amid billowing clouds of teargas. The protagonist has to defeat the rider, or there will be no concert.

The movie was directed by Nimród Antal, who is famous for his thrillers and action flicks starring colorful monsters and villains. In his Predators, the antagonists’ faces are also covered with masks, which contribute to their frightful man-hunter image.

The movie was well received by both Metallica fans and critics. Peter Rugg of The Village Voice called it “the most immersive concert film ever.” It was nominated for a Grammy for Best Music Film.