To build the anticipation even more for Metallica's new double record, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, today is the day to hear another brand new tune. The legendary metal group just premiered track number two from the offering, "Moth Into Flame" and a corresponding video to go with it, directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame. To listen to the pumping song, head over here. Do you dig the new Metallica song?
Metal icons Metallica just recently revealed their thrashy new single and new album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Shortly after that, the group also debuted the new song live for the first time at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and filmed the occasion. You can now watch that performance here and see how the brand new song works in a live setting.
A new Metallica song has been released! In fact, the legendary band decided to reveal all about their new album as well. After a long wait following 2008's Death Magnetic, the heavy metallers are releasing a double album titled Hardwired...To Self-Destruct everywhere on November 18th. How is Metallica sounding nowadays? Check out "Hardwired" to find out.
With the new Spotify Landmark documentary series, Landmark - Metallica: The Early Years, fans will get a chance to look back on the start of Metallica's career. Spotify's first music documentary will debut on August 18th and will feature four episodes. For now, a trailer has been released to whet your appetite. Watch it here!
Metallica are taking their sweet time with the follow-up to Death Magnetic (2008). Now almost eight years later, their new album is being finalized, currently in the mixing stages. In a recent interview with Humanity magazine, drummer Lars Ulrich confirmed that their 10th album is coming out this year (tentatively in the fall) and you can expect a more diverse record.
Metallica's 1986 masterpiece Master Of Puppets has been preserved for posterity and is the first metal title to be given the honour of being added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The record was selected as one of the 25 new sound recordings added to the registry of works that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
As Ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day celebrating independent retail, Metallica will have a special exclusive CD release, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Metallica!, live at Le Bataclan, Paris, France - June 11th, 2003. They will be donating all profits to the victims of the attacks in Paris in 2015. For now, check out a sneak peek of the cover art below and a preview of the music with "Fade To Black."
The Deluxe Edition of Metallica's milestone record Ride The Lightning is being released next month on April 15th via Blackened Recordings. Included in this edition are recordings of a show they headlined in San Francisco on March 15th, 1985. They headlined the second of two shows at the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco 31 years ago. Here's a little taste of the recording of that gig via SoundCloud below. It's "Motorbreath" and a cover version of the Diamond Head classic "Am I Evil?". Yes, I am.
While they continue to work on a new album, Metallica have collaborated with an award winning author named Matt Taylor on a book about the making of the band's classic 1986 album Master Of Puppets and the subsequent tour that followed its release. Fans shared photos, videos and stories with the band so that all pieces fit together. The cover of Metallica: Back To The Front, which is due in the fall of 2016, can be seen below for now. The book will be released as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Master Of Puppets.
Stone Sour have premiered their cover of Metallica's classic tune "Creeping Death". The track is off of their upcoming Record Store Day EP Meanwhile In Burbank which you can grab this Saturday, April 18th. The EP also features covers of songs by Black Sabbath, Kiss, Judas Priest and Alice In Chains. You can judge the band's rendition of the song after you listen to it here.
Remember the 1982 No Life 'Til Leather demo? And cassettes? Well, Metallica will celebrate this year's "Record Store Day" with the release of an exact duplication of the band's 1982 demo tape as a limited-edition cassette on April 18th. The artwork was made from Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's own copy and will feature his handwriting. At the time, the group consisted of vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), bassist Ron McGovney and drummer Ulrich. Some of the songs from this demo became classics of the band and all but "The Mechanix" would appear on their debut Kill 'Em All.
Metallica are going to hit the ice. After the band announced 2015's Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants, the group will now appear at a game by the San Jose Sharks on January 21st. The team will play its rivals the Los Angeles Kings that night. Metallica are joining forces with the San Jose Sharks for a special night of metal and ice hockey.
Recently, Metallicaannounced the re-release of the film Some Kind Of Monster, which is set for November 24th on Blackened Recordings. This two-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets include Metallica: This Monster Lives, a 25-minute follow-up piece. Well, now you can watch a clip of that right here where the band looks back at Some Kind Of Monster after so many years. James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich think it helped the band.
Metallica is seeking help from their fans while preparing remastered, deluxe editions of their first two classic albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride The Lightning, which they hope to put out in 2015. Anyone who has photos of the group and memorabilia or audio of concerts Metallica played around that time is being asked to submit them for possible inclusion in the reissues.
Metallica will be closing this year's BlizzCon at the convention center. That's an annual gathering of gaming communities around the globe who are part of the surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's games Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft and which is taking place in Anaheim, California this November. Tickets to the convention are sold out but you can still watch their performance live the night of November 8th online.