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VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Says METALLICA's '…And Justice For All' Album 'Doesn't Need Bass'

VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen says that he doesn't agree with the criticism METALLICA's "…And Justice For All" has received for the bass parts being nearly inaudible, explaining that he is "totally fine" with how the finished record sounds. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since ...

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METALLICA Kicks Off North American Leg Of 'WorldWired' Tour In Baltimore: Video, Photos

METALLICA kicked off the North American leg of its "WorldWired" tour Wednesday night (May 10) at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The band's 18-song setlist included five tracks from METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", which was certified platinum last month by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America). METALLICA was joined in Baltimore by ...

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Watch METALLICA's Live Rehearsal Before Tour Kick-Off

METALLICA is streaming a live rehearsal special called "Now That We're Live" on Facebook Live tonight (Tuesday, May 9) at 9:00 p.m. ET. The special is taking place at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, where the band kicks off the North American leg of the "WorldWired" tour the following night (May 10). The band is ...

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AMARANTHE's ELIZE RYD Reveals Favorite Artists, Places To Play, Movies, Songs And Singers (Video)

Vocalist Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE recently spoke to Finland's Kaaos TV about her favorite artists, places to play, movies, AMARANTHE songs and singers. Check out the chat below. AMARANTHE's latest album, "Maximalism", was released last October via Spinefarm Records. The disc was produced once again by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, ...

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Eternity, in Your Arms - CREEPER

With HIM announcing its forthcoming end, someone needs to pick up the willowy rock torch for love-stricken youth. Goth and punk rock being natural bedpartners, they've seldom co-habited with real impact post-SISTERS OF MERCY, THE SMITHS and THE MISSION UK. HIM's charm was the ease with which it pushed its unthinkable love-metal vibe, which could've ...

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METALLICA Releases 'Hardwired' Performance Video Shot Around The World

METALLICA has released a performance video for the song "Hardwired", filmed between September 2016 and February 2017 during the kick-off of the band's "WorldWired" tour. Check it out below. "Hardwired" is the opening track on METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which was certified platinum on April 12 by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America). ...

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REVOLVER Magazine Sold To Digital Media Company PROJECT M GROUP; Brand Relaunch Planned For This Fall

Revolver magazine, North America's long-running hard rock and metal magazine, has been sold to digital media and e-commerce company Project M Group, LLC. Returning to Revolver magazine is both former editor in chief Brandon Geist, who will now be editorial director and chief content officer, as well as former photography director Jimmy Hubbard who will ...

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METALLICA To Release Webster Hall Concert On Triple Vinyl

As METALLICA gets ready to hit the road and kick off its North American tour, the band thought it might be cool to revisit the very beginning of "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" by pressing one of the live release celebrations on vinyl. It all started with the Fifth Member show at the 1,500-capacity Webster Hall in ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases 'You Don't Know' Video

The official video for "You Don't Know", a brand new song from Canadian hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Prevail I", which will be released on May 12 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPICA) and ...

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METALLICA Announces Winner Of 'Hit The Stage' Contest

Long-running alternative grunge outfit LOCAL H has been chosen the winner of a contest vying for the chance to play a 30-minute set opening for METALLICA. LOCAL H will support METALLICA on five shows during this summer's "WorldWired" tour, which will hit stadiums across North America. The "mini" tour consists of these five dates: May ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Releases 'God Damn' Video

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's video for the song "God Damn" can be seen below. The clip was filmed in February with director Anders Rostad before a crowd of fan volunteers. "There's a bunch of ideas that were thrown into the mixing bowl there," AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows told Billboard, which premiered the video, "but ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'God Damn' Video Preview

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's video for the song "God Damn" will make its online debut on April 26. The clip was filmed in February in the Los Angeles area. A preview of the "God Damn" video is available below. Also available is behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the clip. AVENGED SEVENFOLD will join METALLICA for the ...

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METALLICA's 'Hardwired… To Self-Destruct' Album Certified Platinum In U.S.

METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", was certified platinum on April 12 by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America). The platinum certification reflects a million equivalent album units, which blends traditional album sales, tracks sold from an album and on-demand audio and video streams. The recent gain in "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" sales is owed mostly ...

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PYRAMAZE: 'A World Divided' Video Released

Melodic metal band PYRAMAZE will release its fifth album, "Contingent", on April 28 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The official video for the song "A World Divided", taken from the new disc, can be seen below. With "Contingent", PYRAMAZE has grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Is 'Stunned' And 'Overwhelmed' By Positive Response To 'Hardwired… To Self-Destruct'

Earlier this week, Jeremy Baker of the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada radio station CFOX conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if he would agree that METALLICA's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", contains musical elements of all of the band's previous ...

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