ATLANTA -- Metallica is thanking fans in Atlanta for

The band played its first show in the city in eight years on Sunday at SunTrust Park.

An estimated 40,000 fans withstood the heat (of both the sun and flames onstage) to watch Volbeat, Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica.

On Monday, the band posted a thank you video on its YouTube video showing some of the sights and sounds around Atlanta, some backstage footage from SunTrust Park and some snippets from the show.

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