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Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted — who will be handling bass and vocal duties in a new eponymous band — recently announced a return of sorts to the public eye, launching a new website and official Facebook page. Now the group has a release date for their debut EP, Metal. In fact, Newsted let us [...]
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 have posted an official performance clip of the Death Magnetic track “The Day That Never Comes” from their upcoming Quebec Magnetic DVD. Check it out below. Quebec Magnetic, which was filmed in 2009 by Wayne Isham at the band’s two World Magnetic shows in Quebec City, will be the band’s first official release on [...]
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 [...]
On December 11, Metallica will release their new DVD, Quebec Magnetic, in North America. The disc includes 26 songs plus bonus material, spanning over three hours of footage recorded live at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec on October 31 and November 1, 2009. Check out the trailer below.
Kirk Hammett evidently knows how to throw a book party. The Metallica guitarist invited Bay Area thrashers Death Angel to perform at the release party for his new book, Too Much Horror Business. (Hah! Take that, Jonathan Franzen!) During the performance, Hammett joined the band for a handful of songs, including renditions of Metallica’s “Trapped [...]
Earlier this year, pyromaniacal metal outfit West of Hell released their debut full-length, Spiral Empire. A fiery personality behind the kit, drummer Andrew Hulme offers here his picks for the five drummers who have influenced him the most. 1. Vinnie Paul, Pantera “Cowboys from Hell was the first metal album I [...]
Metallica have announced some tentative details for their upcoming live DVD, which was filmed back in 2009 by Wayne Isham at the band’s two World Magnetic shows in Quebec City. While no official name has been revealed (although the band did joke about the title Quebec Magnetic), the track listing has been posted. You may [...]
Metallica are offering fans a free download of their entire June 22 soundcheck from Orion Music + More festival, which took place at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The soundcheck set includes three tracks: “Creeping Death,” “Hell And Back” and “The Call Of Ktulu.” Since this was a casual rehearsal, James Hetfield skipped [...]