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Watch Jason Momoa mosh at Metallica and Pantera gig

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In the aftermath of a recent Metallica and Pantera concert, glimpses of Jason Momoa immersing himself in the mosh pit have surfaced online, showcasing the actor’s unbridled enthusiasm for the metal scene. Best known for his iconic roles in Game Of Thrones, Aquaman, and Fast X, Momoa, a dedicated metalhead, seized the opportunity to meet Metallica during their performances at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on both Friday (August 25) and Sunday (August 27).

In a gripping clip obtained by Stereogum, Momoa is captured exclaiming, “These guys opened with ‘Whiplash’!” before plunging into the crowd, seamlessly becoming part of a lively circle pit as Metallica commenced their set on Sunday. Additional footage circulating on the internet showcases the Aquaman star energetically leaping alongside fellow fans during Pantera’s explosive opening act.

Following the electrifying shows, Jason Momoa took to his official Instagram page, sharing a carousel of images featuring his encounters with Metallica. In a heartfelt revelation, he disclosed plans to bring his friend Travis Snyder along but explained that Snyder had to undergo an emergency medical procedure. Undeterred, Momoa initiated a video call with Snyder, introducing him to the band through the virtual connection.

Expressing gratitude, Momoa thanked Metallica not only for the memorable experience but also for their generous donation to aid Maui in the aftermath of recent wildfires. His Instagram post conveyed deep appreciation: “I’m so thankful for Metallica for connecting with him. You guys are the soundtrack to our lives. And mahalo for donating to Maui. @allwithinmyhandsfoundation is epic, please check it out.”

The star-studded attendance at Metallica’s Los Angeles shows extended beyond Momoa. Backstage encounters featured luminaries like John Travolta and Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee mingling with Pantera, capturing a memorable moment in a shared photo with the band.

The occasion marked not only Momoa’s exuberant participation but also a broader reunion in the metal world. Pantera, having announced their comeback with a revamped lineup in July 2022, welcomed Zakk Wylde on guitar and Charlie Benante on drums alongside frontman Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown. This marked a significant milestone for the heavy metal veterans, as they embarked on their first headline tour in 22 years, including multiple shows as support for Metallica on their ‘M72’ tour, showcasing the enduring power and appeal of their music.

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