Metallica have announced "Blackened Friday," a worldwide event which will allow fans and record retailers to celebrate the release of their forthcoming studio album, 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,' which is due on November 18 via Blackened Recordings.
"Starting on Thursday November 17th, 100 independent record stores will open at Midnight to sell the new album," read an official statement on Metallica.com. "Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase. On Friday the 18th during their normal business hours, stores around the world will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and giveaways of limited edition items. All items available while supplies last. Contact your local store for details."
Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag, #BlackenedFriday. A list of participating retailers is available here.
Additionally, the band has shared professionally shot footage of their October 23 acoustic performance for Neil Young's 30th anniversary Bridge School benefit concert, which took place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, C.A. In addition to performing their hits, the band also performed covers from artists including The Clash, Deep Purple, and Buffalo Springfield. Neil Young joined Metallica for their performance of Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul."
Video footage from the band's performance can be streamed below.
Superjoint have released the stream for their new album, 'Caught Up In The Gears Of Application,' which hit stores today, November 11, via Housecore Records.
Stream the album below and let us know what you think!
In honor of Veteran's Day, which is being observed today, November 11, in the U.S., King 810 have released a new edition of their music video for the song "I Ain't Goin Back Again." The video includes visuals that pay tribute to those who have served in the Armed Forces.
"To all the fearless men and women who have proudly served, and are currently serving our country, we thank you and support you," the band commented.
Watch the video below.
Animals As Leaders' forth studio album, 'The Madness of Many,' is out today, November 11, via Sumerian Records. The band has released a stream of the album in full, which can be heard below.
What do you think of the latest effort from the band?
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Sixx:A.M. have premiered "Without You," their power ballad take of Harry Nilsson's 1971 hit song. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, 'Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed,' which is due on November 18 via Eleven Seven Music. The song can be streamed below.
What do you think of the band's version of "Without You?"
One of the trending topics in internet land right now is the "mannequin challenge," where people freeze or stand still for a period of time. Five Finger Death Punch took it to the next level during one of their concerts where they asked the 10,000+ fans in attendance to participate in the challenge. Not only was it a success, but according to a post on guitarist Zoltan Bathory's official Instagram, it was the "world's biggest mannequin challenge to date."
Video of Five Finger Death Punch fans participating in the mannequin challenge can be seen below.
Earlier this week, Periphery announced that they teamed up with Vigilante Coffee and launched their very own coffee blend, "Flatline," making them the latest band to embark on branding their own signature blend. We've compiled a list of 10 more rockers who have also launched their own cups of Joe. Maybe you like your coffee black just like your metal, or maybe you fancy it light and sweet. Either way, these bands have got plenty of blends to choose from. Tell us which ones you've tried and what you thought of them!