“It’s heavy,” says Hammett. “We’ve got some heavy stuff going. It delivers on that front for sure. You know, I would say a lot of it is along the lines of Death Magnetic. A lot of it seems to be going along those lines. But you know, with social media now and everything else, I’m a little bit wary to comment too much on the album, because then people pick up on it. Then, people think that that’s the final definitive statement on what this album is, or how much of it is done, or what it sounds like or whatever – and that’s not really the case. It’s not accurate. [Laughs.] We’re still working on it.”
The group will be unrolling the releases in three-album batches each Monday through the end of the year in the order they played the shows, beginning with Bogotá, Colombia. It's also offering a box set of all 27 shows, which will ship in December. All sales will be conducted through the LiveMetallica website.
1. Neon Knights – Anthrax
2. The Last In Line – Tenacious D
3. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob
4. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
5. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm
6. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford
7. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro
9. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage
10. Catch The Rainbow – Glenn...
Head to the replies to watch Metallica's full set from their December 8th performance in Antarctica, cutely dubbed Freeze 'Em All. The performance makes the band the first to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year.
Metallica's 3D film, Metallica Through the Never, will be playing in IMAX theaters on September 27th, followed by an expanded release on October 4th.
The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by Dane DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
Metallica have announced the line-up for the second annual Orion Music + More Festival. Performers include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and more. The event will take place at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8 and 9. Full details can be found in the replies.
Metallica are developing a 3D movie, which is described as "a marriage of narrative and concert." Nimród Antal, director of the recent Predators, has signed on to helm the film, with Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) producing. Shooting begins in August with the aim for a summer 2013 release.
The Gaslight Anthem
Cage The Elephant
Gary Clark Jr.
The Black Angels
A Place to Bury Strangers
Liturgy Update #2: The full press release can be read here.
VH1's classic Behind The Music series makes a return as Behind The Music Remastered, which updates the artists' stories over the past 10 to 15 years. The first episode, focusing on Metallica, airs Saturday at 10pm on VH1 Classic.
Fuse has posted a 40 minute video compiling all the highlights (performance, Flea's induction speech, band acceptance speech, etc.) from Metallica's recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The ceremony will be aired again this Saturday, April 11th at 5PM EST; more exclusive footage from the event can be viewed here.
Fuse is celebrating Metallica's induction into the 2009 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with what they are calling Metallica Monday. Tune in tonight starting at 6PM EST to catch Some Kind of Monster, the world premiere of the brand new documentary Metallica: In Their Own Words at 9PM, and then Metallica: Cunning Stunts at 10PM.
FUSE recently went to England to film a documentary on Metallica; the documentary, "Metallica: In Their Own Words," will premiere on Monday, March 30th at 9 PM EST. A preview of the documentary can be seen here.