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 [...]
Megadeth and Kyng rocked the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno, Nevada earlier this month.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out this exclusive photo gallery of Slayer performing live at Loud Park in Tokyo, Japan on October 27th, courtesy of photographer Rob Fenn.
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, [...]
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 lead guitarist picks his five favorite zombie movies of all time.
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 [...]