What’s The Message Metallica Gives With The Final Scene Of ‘Through The Never’ Movie

Metallica, one of the greatest band in the world, had documentaries, short movies, even a number of shows dedicated to them throughout their career that spans an impressive four decades, however, one of the most mesmerizing elements in one of their concert films, ‘Metallica: Through the Never,’ must be the bag that has been carried by a roadie which eventually revealed its purpose while the band performed the iconic song, ‘Orion’ as a tribute act to the late bassist Cliff Burton.

As some of you might know, ‘Orion’ is the 7th track off of Metallica’s third studio album, ‘Master of Puppets,’ released on March 3, 1986. The song includes a legendary bass solo which was created by its co-writer Cliff Burton, therefore, it often is linked to the iconic bassist.

Metallica bassist tragically passed away in a car accident during the Damage Inc. tour on September 27, 1986, at the young age of 24. Burton’s body was cremated and the ashes were scattered at the Maxwell Ranch and during the ceremony, the song ‘Orion’ was played.

Due to the fact that the track is directly attached to Cliff Burton and holds a special place for all band members, Metallica doesn’t perform the special track that often. However, at the ending of the band’s concert film, ‘Metallica: Through the Never,’ the band actually performed ‘Orion’ as a tribute act to their late bassist.

That’s when the mysterious bag that has been carried around throughout the movie by a roadie named Trip was revealed. Apparently, the bag is the actual bag of Cliff Burton from the time when he was performing with the band during the 1986 tour before he passed away. Furthermore, when Trip managed to deliver the bag during the band’s performance of ‘Orion’ it was quite clear that it was used in the movie as a representation of Burton’s soul and presence despite the fact that he’s gone.

You can see the ending scene of ‘Metallica: Through the Never’ below.