METALLICA: All Nine 'Escape From The Studio '06' Concerts Available For Download

According to a posting on METALLICA's official web site, all nine shows from the band's recent European "Escape From The Studio '06" tour are now available for download via the LiveMetallica.com web site. "Check out Berlin with the first-ever performance of 'The New Song' or maybe Donington, which includes a performance of 'Nothing Else Matters' with Jerry Cantrell [ALICE IN CHAINS] on vocals," the posting reads. "All nine shows have the complete 'Master of Puppets' album played live and of course each show has its own unique vibe and local flavor."

The following METALLICA "Escape From The Studio '06" shows are currently available for download:

Jun. 03 - Rock Am Ring Festival - Nurburgring, GER
Jun. 04 - Rock Im Park - Nurnberg, GER
Jun. 06 - Waldbuhne - Berlin, GER
Jun. 08 - Gelredome - Arnhem, NETH
Jun. 10 - Download Festival - Donington, UK
Jun. 11 - Download Festival - Dublin, IRE
Jun. 13 - Song Festival Grounds - Tallin, EST
Jun. 15 - Novarock Festival - Nickelsdorf, AUT
Jun. 17 - Heineken Jammin Festival - Imola, ITA

For more information, visit Metallica.com.

During a June 13 press conference preceding their performance at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds in Estonia, METALLICA's James Hetfield said that the songwriting sessions for the group's forthcoming album are "coming along exactly as [they] should. We're not rushing too much. [We're] taking our time. We want this to be just really good. We have a lot of material, which is better than the other way around. We're going to be [at it] a little while. Rick Rubin is the producer, who's done very amazing things with people. So we're pretty excited about his input." Drummer Lars Ulrich recently told BBC Radio 1 that the band's new album's going to be in stores in the summer or early fall of 2007. "I think we've realized that the creative process works a little slower for us than it used to, and we're OK with that," he said. "It's not a bad thing, unless, of course, you're waiting for a record."

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