Japan's Nayutawave Records, a subsidiary label of Universal Music Japan, has set an October 22 release date for its upcoming METALLICA tribute album, "Metal-Ikka" (literally meaning "The Metal Family" — bad pun indeed).
Apart from the Japanese metal veterans OUTRAGE, all the bands featured on the album are not "heavy metal" bands, though they show respect for METALLICA in their own ways.
"Metal-Ikka" track listing is as follows:
01. Sad but True - 10-FEET
02. Motorbreath - 9mm Parabellum Bullet (*1)
03. Creeping Death - RAZORS EDGE
04. Metal Militia - FUCK YOU HEROES
05. One - BEAT CRUSADERS
06. Through The Never – UZUMAKI
07. Seek and Destroy – INSOLENCE
08. Fuel – TOTALFAT
09. Enter Sandman – POLYSICS
10. St. Anger - 2side1BRAIN (*2)
11. Fight Fire with Fire - OUTRAGE
All the bands are Japanese except California's INSOLENCE, who toured Japan with the organizer of this tribute album project, 10-FEET, in March this year.
10-FEET vocalist/guitarist Takuma says: "I've listened to a lot of METALLICA tribute albums — some are good and some are not. I'd say this album turned out to be a really good and interesting one, and I'm proud of that. Each and every track is great and I was especially impressed with the last two tracks. 2side1BRAIN's 'St. Anger' — I just can't get it off my head. OUTRAGE's 'Fight Fire with Fire' sounds more METALLICA than METALLICA and it completely blew me away!"
As previously reported, the OUTRAGE track was recorded in July at Sound Farm Studio in Jamaica, Iowa, where SLIPKNOT recorded its new album "All Hope Is Gone".
OUTRAGE is currently working on material for its new album, which is expected to be recorded this winter.