Metallica have released a four-song EP, titled Beyond Magnetic, today. The four previously unreleased tracks were recorded during sessions for their 2008 Death Magnetic album, but didn’t make the cut at the time. The EP will be available exclusively on iTunes for one week only. “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, [...]
For the finale of Metallica’s four-night 30th Anniversary concert extravaganza on Saturday night at San Francisco’s the Fillmore, the legendary thrash band reunited onstage with the musicians of its earliest lineups for a rendition of the song “Hit the Lights.” Guitarist Dave Mustaine, who’s made his name with Megadeth in this years since his departure [...]
Horror-punk-pioneer Glenn Danzig is set to reunite with estranged
Hard rockers Danzig will release their first album in six years, Deth Red Sabaoth (the End), on June 22. Glenn Danzig himself produced and recorded it in Los Angeles over the course of 2009. Song titles include “Black Candy,” “The Revengeful,” “On a Wicked Night” and a two-part song called “Pyre of Souls.”
“I think that fans will really dig this new album,” Glenn said in a statement. “I’ve been told several times that the album has a cool vitality to it, that it sounds energized, and I got that feeling when I was recording it. I wanted to have an organic sound, bigger and thicker, so I went out and bought some 1970s Kustom tuck ’n’ roll bass amps to play some of the guitar parts through. You’ll hear real reverb, real tremolo on this album, which sounds completely different than the stuff that's done with computer chips."