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Metallica Announce European Tour

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Metallica Announce European Leg of their tour in Support of Hardwired… To Self Distrust with support from Kvelertak TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 24th – get tickets SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 16, 2017 – Metallica today announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and 6th. Norway’s Kvelertak will be support for the tour run. See below for a complete list of all confirmed dates, no additional shows will be added. Presale tickets will be…

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In the Eighties — when big hair and small ideas dominated heavy metal — Metallica’s blend of brains and brawn gave the genre a much-needed charge. As their career wore on, the band’s lyrics took on war, censorship, and other political issues metal didn’t typically address, and the group sharpened their focus as songwriters, with singles like the horror-movie stomper “Enter Sandman” becoming huge rock anthems. Fans responded to in droves, buying six million copies of the group’s fifth full-length album, Metallica, and elevating their previous LPs to platinum. In the process, grim-faced guitarist-singer James Hetfield became not only a…

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Metallica @Royal Arena, Copenhagen

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Culmination Of A Week With The Kings Of Thrash: Metallica Are Still The Biggest Out There! Copenhagen, Denmark, February 9: Four nights in one week culminated tonight, with a band and audience on fire, and a show of no less than epic proportions! Royal Arena – Copenhagen’s brand-spanking new arena with room for up to 16000 people, was inaugurated on February 3rd with a massive four-show marathon, by the biggest metal band in the world. It didn’t happen without its pitfalls though – James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet was plagued with sore throats and general fatigue from both being ill,…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Metallica ‘Hardwire To Self-Destruct’

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Metallica Hardwire To Self-Destruct

Making my way up to London, Mayfair for the secret album playback I was feeling a mixture of feelings. Would their new album take me back to the good old days or would they be carrying on from post Metallica’s black album which, hands up is where my love for Metallica was lost. The atmosphere of the room was on edge as many writers, reviewers and long-time fans took their seats waiting for the ride that follows. This was surely going to be my hardest review to date as there is no rewind, pause or 2nd play so this article…

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Metallica Release New Single And New Tour Dates

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Halloween release of “Atlas, Rise!” Friday 28. October saw an early release of Metallica’s third single from their upcoming album. To help fans get into the Halloween spirit, starting Friday, October 28th, Metallica fans around the world could visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition Hardwired…To Self-DestructHalloween mask. Inside of each mask fans would find a special access code that will allow them to hear “Atlas, Rise!” 30-minutes prior to its official release on Halloween.   “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” is Metallica’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death Magnetic. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman,…

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On This Day | 27th March…

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1958, CBS records announced the invention of stereophonic records. Although the new format would be playable on ordinary record players, when used on the new stereo players, a new rich and fuller sound would be heard. 1964, The British invasion continued to make its way around the world with The Beatles having the top six positions on the Australian pop chart. 1965, The Supremes scored their fourth US No.1 single with ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love.’ 1966, During an UK tour, Roy Orbison fell off a motorbike while scrambling at Hawkstone Park, Birmingham fracturing his foot. He played the…

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On This Day | 16th March…

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1964, The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the U.S. with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song’s “true” meaning, Paul McCartney stated “I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when someone suggests that ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ is about a prostitute, I draw the line.” 1965, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Last Time’, the bands third UK No.1 and first No.1 for songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. 1969,…

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On This Day | 14th March…

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1982, Metallica made their live debut when they appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, California. 1999, Stereophonics went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Performance And Cocktails’, only the third Welsh band to score a No.1 and the first No.1 album for Richard Branson’s V2 label. 2006, U2 topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the year’s biggest money earners from 2005 with $154.2m. (£78m), The Rolling Stones were listed second with $92.5m (£47m) and The Eagles third with 63.2m. (£32.m). Paul McCartney was in fourth place with $56m (£28m) and Elton John in fifth with $48.9m. (£24.8m).…

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New Metallica Album – Bataclan live

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Proceeds will go to those injured in the Paris attacks and families of the 130 dead. New Metallica Album from The heavy metal band. Metallica are to release a live album recorded at the Bataclan in Paris, with profits going to victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks. The album, entitled “Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité, Metallica!” will feature nine songs performed in 2003 at the club where 90 people were killed just over three months ago at a concert by an American rock band, the Eagles of Death Metal. A total of 130 people died in coordinated attacks around the…

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