This week I will discuss Orion - the classically inspired, melodic instrumental from Metallica's acclaimed third album, Master of Puppets. The song features the work of the band's late bassist, Cliff Burton, who played a major role in the composition of the 8.5 minute piece - contributing bass solos, melodies and counter melodies. Tragically, only months after Master of Puppets was released in 1986, Cliff was killed when the band's tour bus overturned in rural Sweden. A recording of Orion was played at his funeral but the song was not performed by the band in concert for 20 years.
The full drum set sheet music for Orion by Metallica from the album Master of Puppets released in Februrary 1986.
The full drumset transcription for Metallics "No Leaf Clover" from the live S&M album
Lars Ulrich playing "Enter Sandman" live in concert with a drum cam view.