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Metallica Announce Orion Music + More 2013 Festival in Detroit

Metallica Announce Orion Music + More 2013 Festival in Detroit

As many expected, Metallica look to be turning their Orion Music + More festival into an annual event. The band announced earlier today that the 2013 edition of Orion will take place on June 8-9 in Detroit, Michigan. Details regarding live acts and attractions for the festival are expected to be unveiled in February, and […]

Photos: Megadeth and Kyng Live in Reno

Photos: Megadeth and Kyng Live in Reno

Megadeth and Kyng rocked the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno, Nevada earlier this month.

Megadeth Commence Work on Fourteenth Studio Album

Megadeth Commence Work on Fourteenth Studio Album

After some speculation from fans that 2011′s Thirteen might have been the band’s last record, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine made it official last night via Twitter that the band had started work on their fourteenth studio album. “Johnny made it in,” wrote Mustaine. “Record 14 is officially underway. Clips to upload tomorrow. Thrashin’ time!” Based […]

Video: Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Posts In-Studio Update

Video: Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Posts In-Studio Update

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has posted a new video updating fans on the progress of his latest “heavy” project, the aptly named Newsted. Check it out below. Newsted — who will be handling bass and vocal duties in his eponymous new band — recently announced a return of sorts to the public eye, launching […]

Metallica Launch Record Label, Blackened Recordings

Metallica Launch Record Label, Blackened Recordings

After dropping some hints, Metallica have officially announced the launch of their very own record label. Dubbed Blackened Recordings, the label will be the home of the follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic. In a post on their official website, the band wrote: “We like to make it a point here not to bore you with […]

Photos: Slayer Live in Tokyo

Photos: Slayer Live in Tokyo

Check out this exclusive photo gallery of Slayer performing live at Loud Park in Tokyo, Japan on October 27th, courtesy of photographer Rob Fenn.

Sylencer Main Man Markus Johansson Picks the Top Five “Big Four” Albums

Sylencer Main Man Markus Johansson Picks the Top Five “Big Four” Albums

The brainchild of musician Markus Johansson, Sylencer recently released their new album, A Lethal Dose of Truth, which features guest appearances by Brendon Small (Dethklok), Gene Hoglan (Death, Testament), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax). The last guest reflects Johansson’s love of the so-called “Big Four” of thrash metal–Metallica, […]

Video: Metallica Perform “Enter Sandman” at Orion Music + More Festival

Video: Metallica Perform “Enter Sandman” at Orion Music + More Festival

Metallica have posted even more footage from last month’s Orion Music + More festival. This time, it’s a clip of the band performing “Enter Sandman” from the second night of the festival, which saw the band play 1991′s Black Album in its entirety. You can check out the video below. Following the success of their […]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Picks His Top Five Zombie Movies

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Picks His Top Five Zombie Movies

Metallica’s lead guitarist picks his five favorite zombie movies of all time.

Kirk Hammett: Metallica to Focus on New Album This Fall

Kirk Hammett: Metallica to Focus on New Album This Fall

With a busy European festival season nearly behind them, their own Orion Music festival looming, a 3D movie in the works and a new album on the horizon, Metallica are looking to accomplish more this summer than most bands do in a career. In a new interview with Guitar World, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett revealed that […]