Metallica first performed at the Rock Werchter festival on July 4, 1993, which just so happened to be the final stop on their tour for the "Black Album."

That epic night included a massive setlist that opened with "Creeping Death," included an instrumental medley of "Orion," "To Live Is to Die" and "The Call of Ktulu" and ended with two huge encores that wrapped up with their cover of Anti-Nowhere League's "So What."

Watch Metallica Perform "So What" at Rock Werchter in 1993

Since then, Metallica have returned to Werchter many more times and found themselves back at the festival again on July 1, 2022 as part of their summer European tour.

This marked their ninth appearance at Rock Werchter. To commemorate the show, Metallica have already released the live video of their performance of "Seek & Destroy," and now fans can enjoy their performance of "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"—check it out in the player below.

Watch Metallica Perform "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" Live in Belgium

Though "Master of Puppets" was the only official single released from 1986's Master of Puppets, "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" was featured as the track's B-side. Metallica debuted the song live in Wichita, Kan., on March 27, 1986, just a few weeks after Master of Puppets was released. They've played it nearly 1,000 more times over the years as it's become a regular part of their setlists.

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Metallica's set at Rock Werchter is available for fans to stream and download at LiveMetallica.com and nugs.net, and you can check out the amazing show poster for the show, designed by Miles Tsang, below.

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In so many ways, Metallica would never be the same after Master of Puppets hit the streets on March 3, 1986.

Because fans already know a lot about the record—like how the title for "Leper Messiah" was inspired by lyrics to David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" or that "The Thing That Should Not Be" has roots in H.P. Lovecraft's writings—we decided to dig deep into the history of Master of Puppets to pull out 10 facts that only superfans would know.

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