Archive for July, 2008

Front-man James Hetfield: “It started out as kind of a tribute to people that have fallen in our business, like Layne Staley and a lot of the people that have died, basically – rock and roll martyrs of sorts. And then it kind of grew from there. Thinking about death… just like a magnet, some people are drawn towards it, other people are afraid of it and push away. The concept that we’re all gonna die sometimes is over-talked about and then a lot of times never talked about – no one wants to bring it up; it’s the big white elephant in the living room. But we all have to deal with it at some point.”

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Find out the price and how to order yours inside!

Metallica have released the deatils of their very special ‘coffin box set’ version of their forthcoming ‘Death Magnetic’ album.

Included in the package is a cd that contains the demo’s of the ten songs that make up ‘Death Magnetic’, a DVD of unseen ‘making of’ footage, an exclusive ‘Death Magnetic’ t-shirt, a ‘Death Magnetic’ flag and pick card, a coffin-shaped poster, a ‘Death Magnetic’ credit card with official download and the ‘Death Magnetic’ album itself. All of these goodies will come inside a very special coffin-shaped box set.

The box comes priced at £75 (~150$US).  source

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“This weekend, I saw Metallica perform in front of 42,000 people at Istanbul’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium. I watched from the photo pit while behind me a significant proportion of the city’s youth went completely insane. The distance between band and audience was vast, its space taken up with a cyclone of photographers, security men, first aid crews and injured fans. The band, though, never once looked to the war zone at their feet. Instead, their attentions were focused on making thousands of faces in the distance feel part of the show. ”  source

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Metallica have just announced that they will be hosting a couple of bashes in September, via their websites http://www.metallica.com/and http://www.missionmetallica.com/

To celebrate the release of their new album “Death Magnetic” in September (actual date still tbc) the band thought it would be cool to hang with a few of their closest friends in some of their favourite cities.

On September 12th in Berlin, Germany and on September 15th in London, England they will be hosting a little bash to celebrate the blessed event of the upcoming addition to the Metallica family/catalogue.

There will be a live band (that would be them!) and tickets will only be available to MetClub members and Mission: Metallica members.

The band headline the Leeds (August 22nd) and Reading (August 24th) festivals.

Watch this space for more info! (more…)

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The legendary heavy metal group “Metallica” rocked Sofia’s “Vasil Levski” stadium for hours Friday night.

The musicians performed before a crowd of over 50 000 enthusiastic fans. The repertoire included both old hits and new songs.

With this splendid concert the godfathers of heavy metal fulfilled their 10-years old promise to return to Bulgaria, given in Plovdiv during the groups’ fist ever concert in the country.

Two American bands – “The Sword” and “Down” supported “Metallica” at the show and were well accepted by the public. The real party began however, when “Metallica” appeared on stage to award their fans with a splendid light show while their often controversial music, combining the classical heavy metal sound with a more contemporary one was once again a demonstration of musicianship of the highest class. (more…)

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Members of Metallica, Alice in Chains and Anthrax will team up for an all-star tribute to late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott at this year’s Ozzfest.

Abbott’s brother, Vinnie Paul, will serve as drummer and musical director for the salute that is set to take place at the heavy metal festival on August 9 at the Pizza Hut Park in Dallas, Texas.

Although Vinnie Paul came up with the idea and worked with Ozzfest organizers to make it a reality, Sharon Osbourne said it was pretty much a done-deal from the start. “When we decided on Dallas as the site for this year’s Ozzfest, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to ‘Dimebag’ Darrell since it was his hometown,” she said. “Dimebag was a part of our Ozzfest family and everyone in the metal community misses him dearly.”

At presstime, the artists confirmed to take part in the one-off jam session are Slayer’s Kerry King, Alice in Chains’s Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez, King Diamond, Antrhax’s Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett, Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, and Hellyeah’s Chade Gray and Bob Zilla.

The headliners for this year’s Ozzfest – a stadium destination rather than a traveling tour – include Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Jonathan Davis, Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica, and In This Moment. (more…)

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Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for METALLICA has become an avid surfer in the past few years and as the band is nearing completion on their upcoming album “Death Magnetic” is it possible Kirk and his wife Lani are thinking about business endeavors outside Metallica?

Hammett recently revealed he has had initial thoughts of starting a clothing line geared toward the surfing industry: “I’ve actually thought of a sportswear line, surf clothing line. I have the name and it’s so good I’m not even going to tell you guys. But yeah, I have big plans. Whether they actually find the time to actually come to the surface remains to be seen.”

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The one title sure to set off discussion among Metallica faithful is “The Unforgiven III.” The original song appeared on the band’s famed 1991 “Black Album,” while “The Unforgiven II” surfaced on 1997’s “Reload.”

Here is the track list for “Death Magnetic” in running order:

“That Was Just Your Life”
“The End of the Line”
“Broken, Beat & Scarred”
“The Day That Never Comes”
“All Nightmare Long”
“Cyanide”
“The Unforgiven III”
“The Judas Kiss”
“Suicide & Redemption”
“My Apocalypse”

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Are trying for the opposite of the Black Album.  Is this one going to be the White Album?

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Looks Like the new Metallica album, Death Magnetic, has been relisted on Amazon.com and they are taking preorders. Not much description up on the site, and no there is no specific release date…yet.

It’s already #2 in the Death Metal category and #491 over all in music. Not bad I would say for an album that is not even released yet and has already been available to pre-order on the missionmetallica site. Check out the listing.  Where are you going to buy it from?

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Death Magnetic

New Metallica website deathamgnetic.com. For now it’s just a link to Metallica.com. Im sure there will be more on this site soon dedicated to the new album. I’m starting to get pretty psyched up for this. It’s becoming more of a reality every day.  .COM

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See more photos from the show here at Russian Darkside. Still waiting for a new song. Looks like it will be a while. Maybe Ozzfest? Now with the album cover out, there should be a single soon. Any ideas when? 

 

 

 

Setlist:

01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Ride The Lightning
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. The Unforgiven
06. Leper Messiah
07. …And Justice For All
09. No Remorse
10. Fade To Black
11. Master Of Puppets
12. Whiplash
13. Nothing Else Matters
14. Sad But True
15. One
16. Enter Sandman

Encore:

17. Last Caress
18. Motorbreath
19. Seek & Destroy

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A five-minute interview with METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield conducted yesterday (Wednesday, July 16) by VG TV at the opening show of the second leg of the band’s European summer tour in Bergen, Norway can be viewed below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow.

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