måndag 29 december 2008

Japanese All Nightmare Long SHM-CD Released

Universal Music Japan has recently released a SHM-CD version of the new All Nightmare Long single. Check it out here:

tisdag 23 december 2008

More European Summer Metallica Shows?

There will most likely be some more Metallica shows booked during the European summer tour. As revealed earlier by Metallica Today, there are talks about a huge show in Knebworth, UK. There are also talks about a show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Last Caress / Green Hell From Los Angeles

Metallica.com has posted footage from last week's show at The Forum in Los Angeles. Last Caress / Green Hell can be seen here:

onsdag 17 december 2008

Complete SO WHAT Collection On Ebay

The fan club magazine SO WHAT has always been the best Metallica magazine around. However, it's quite hard to get hold of the early issues if you weren't a fan club member right from the start. Up for auction is now a complete collection of all 65 (yes, sixty-five!) issues. Check the auction out here:


måndag 15 december 2008

Metallica Interview In USA Today

USA Today has conducted an interview with Lars and Kirk regarding the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game that will be released early next year. Read the entire interview here: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2008-12-14-metallica-game-qanda_N.htm

tisdag 18 november 2008

Sad But True From Omaha

Metallica.com has posted some great footage of Sad But True performed in Omaha November 6th. Included is also some footage from the meet and greet.

måndag 17 november 2008

Metallica To Headline French Festival

Another festival date has been added to Metallica's plans for next summer. July 7th they will peform at Festival De Nimes in France. Read more here: http://www.festivaldenimes.com/

Metallica Wins Prize At Danish Metal Awards

Metallica won the prize for "best international metal album of the year" at the Danish Metal Awards which took place this Saturday (November 15th).

fredag 7 november 2008

All Nightmare Long To Be Released As Single

December 15th will be the release date of the next Metallica single. This single will feature All Nightmare Long as well as the video for the song. There will also be a special 3 CD collectors edition that will feature unreleased live stuff.

torsdag 6 november 2008

Additional Copenhagen Show Added

Metallica has added a fifth show in Copenhagen. This will take place July 28th. Tickets can be bought at www.billetlugen.dk.

måndag 3 november 2008

Master Of Puppets Original Artwork Up For Auction

This is something that would be really cool to have! The original artwork for the Master Of Puppets album is now up for auction at Christie's. The expected price is USD 20 000 - 30 000. Check it out here: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&pos=3&intObjectID=5144942&sid=36c36f5d-cb03-44a7-a903-fbd94bc6bf7a

onsdag 29 oktober 2008

Metallica 2009 Calendar Available

The official Metallica calendar for 2009 is now available at Amazon for $16.99. Check it out here:

tisdag 28 oktober 2008

More European Metallica Dates Added

The European tour next spring/summer now looks like this:

02/25/2009 Nottingham, GBR Trent FM Arena
02/26/2009 Manchester, GBR MEN Arena
02/28/2009 Sheffield, GBR Sheffield Arena
03/02/2009 London, GBR O2 Arena
03/03/2009 Newcastle, GBR Metro Radio Arena
03/05/2009 Antwerp, BEL Sportpaleis
03/07/2009 Stockholm, SWE Globen
03/08/2009 Stockholm, SWE Globen
03/25/2009 Birmingham, GBR LG NEC Arena
03/26/2009 Glasgow, GBR SECC Arena
03/28/2009 London, GBR O2 Arena
03/30/2009 Rotterdam, NLD Ahoy
04/01/2009 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisport de Bercy
04/02/2009 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisport de Bercy
05/06/2009 Munich, DEU Olympiahalle
05/07/2009 Leipzig, DEU Leipzig Arena
05/09/2009 Stuttgart, DEU Schleyerhalle
05/11/2009 Frankfurt, DEU Festhalle
05/12/2009 Hamburg, DEU Colorline Arena
05/14/2009 Vienna, AUT Stadthalle
05/16/2009 Oberhausen, DEU Kopi-Arena
05/17/2009 Cologne, DEU Lanxess Arena
06/14/2009 Helsinki, FIN Hartwall Arena
06/15/2009 Helsinki, FIN Hartwall Arena
06/17/2009 Oslo, NOR Spektrum
06/22/2009 Milan, ITA Datch Forum
06/24/2009 Rome, ITA Palalottomatica
07/13/2009 Madrid, ESP Palacio de Deportes
07/16/2009 Zurich, CHE Hallenstadion
07/20/2009 Copenhagen, DNK Copenhagen Forum
07/22/2009 Copenhagen, DNK Copenhagen Forum
07/23/2009 Copenhagen, DNK Copenhagen Forum
07/27/2009 Copenhagen, DNK Copenhagen Forum

fredag 24 oktober 2008

Metallica To Headline Knebworth Next Year?

Rumor has it that Metallica will headline an event happening in Knebworth in early July 2009. I will get back with more details.

torsdag 23 oktober 2008

Metallica's US Tour Has Now Started

On Tuesday Metallica's North American indoor tour started in Glendale, AZ. The following songs were played:

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Sad But True
Wherever I May Roam
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
The Four Horsemen
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Fight Fire With Fire
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Last Caress
So What
Seek and Destroy

That's a perfect set list if you ask me! Some new songs and some of the older heavier stuff.
Cyanide can be seen here:

tisdag 21 oktober 2008

More European Metallica Dates Announced

The European indoor tour next spring now looks like this:

Feb. 25 - Nottingham, England - Trent FM Arena
Feb. 26 - Manchester, England - MEN Arena
Feb. 28 - Sheffield, England - Sheffield Arena
Mar. 02 - London, England - O2 Arena
Mar. 03 - Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena
Mar. 05 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
Mar. 07 - Stockholm, Sweden - Globen
Mar. 08 - Stockholm, Sweden - Globen
Mar. 25 - Birmingham, England - LG NEC Arena
Mar. 26 - Glasgow, Scotland - SECC Arena
Mar. 28 - London, England - O2 Arena
Mar. 30 - Rotterdam, Holland - Ahoy
Apr. 01 - Paris, France - Palais Omnisport de Bercy
Apr. 02 - Paris, France - Palais Omnisport de Bercy
May 14 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Jun. 14 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
Jun. 15 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
Jun. 17 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
Jun. 22 - Milan, Italy - Datch Forum
Jun. 24 - Rome, Italy - Palalottomatica
Jul. 13 - Madrid, Spain - Palacio de Deportes
Jul. 16 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jul. 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhagen Forum
Jul. 22 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhagen Forum
Jul. 23 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhagen Forum

måndag 20 oktober 2008

Special Metallica Show In San Francisco

Last Friday (October 17th) Metallica did a special show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA. This was a small show with just 1200 persons in the audience. The show was only open for contest winners and famlly and friends. The following songs were played:

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Harvester Of Sorrow
Wherever I May Roam
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
The Four Horsemen
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Fight Fire With Fire
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Last Caress
Seek And Destroy

Here you can see The Day That Never Comes:

torsdag 16 oktober 2008

Metallica Support Bands Announced

The Sword will be the support band at the Metallica shows in Stockholm, Sweden in March.
During the summer shows support will come from Lamb Of God and Mastodon.

Spanish Metallica Show Added

A show in Madrid, Spain has been added. This will happen July 13th at Palacio De Deportes.

onsdag 15 oktober 2008

More Summer Dates Announced

Metallica will do the following summer shows in the Nordic region:

June 14th: Helsinki
June 15th: Helsinki

June 17th: Oslo

July 20th: Copenhagen
July 22nd: Copenhagen
July 23rd: Copenhagen

Swedish Metallica Spring Dates Official

As mentioned here on Metallicatoday earlier, Metallica will play in Stockholm, Sweden March 7th and 8th. These shows have now been made official. The tickets will be released Monday October 20th at 9 AM Swedish time at www.ticnet.se.

Metallica Italian Summer Dates Announced

Metallica will play in Italy in June 2009. The dates are the following:

June 22nd: Datch Forum, Milan
June 23rd: Palalottomatica, Rome

As mentioned here before, there will also be European spring dates.

tisdag 14 oktober 2008

European Metallica Tour Announced Tomorrow

Tomorrow (October 15th) is the day when the European tour will be announced.

måndag 13 oktober 2008

First Metallica European Summer Dates Announced

Finnish MTV3 reports that Metallica will play two shows in Helsinki in the summer. These shows will take place June 14th and 15th. Read more here (in Finnish): http://viihde.mtv3.fi/uutiset/musiikki.shtml/729612?metallica

fredag 10 oktober 2008

Bulgarian TV Interviews James Hetfield

An interview with James Hetfield made with Bulgarian TV after the show in Sofia July 25h has posted on YouTube.

torsdag 9 oktober 2008

Announcement Of European Tour Postponed

The announcement of next year's European tour has postponed to next Thursday (October 16th).

Lars Ulrich Says Upcoming Tour Will Feature Many Death Magnetic Songs

Billboard reports that in an interview with Lars Ulrich Metallica will play "a lot of new songs" on the upcoming tour. Read the entire article here: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003871661

måndag 6 oktober 2008

No Spring Shows In Denmark

As mentioned here before, the announcement regarding the European tour will come during this week. It has now been clear that no shows in Denmark will happen in the spring.
As everything looks now, there will be another leg of European shows in July.

Metallica Nominated To Danish Metal Awards

Metallica are among the bands nominated for the "Intertional Metal Album Of The Year" award at the Danish Metal Awards. The full nomination list for this category looks like this:

METALLICA: Death Magnetic
OPETH: Watershed
PRIMORDIAL: To the Nameless Dead
SLIPKNOT: All Hope Is Gone
TESTAMENT: The Formation of Damnation

fredag 3 oktober 2008

Tickets To The Upcoming US Shows

Tickets to all upcoming Metallica shows in the US are available here:


torsdag 2 oktober 2008

Death Magnetic Is Still Billboard Number One

For the third week in a row, Death Magnetic tops the Billboard album charts. The sales are now up to 959 000 in the US alone.

First European Metallica Dates Confirmed

It has now been confirmed that Metallica will play in Stockholm, Sweden March 7th and 8th. I will get back with more details and other dates soon.

onsdag 1 oktober 2008

Signed Creeping Death On Ebay

A signed copy of the Creeping Death 12 inch single is available on Ebay. It's signed by all four members at the time, including Cliff Burton. Check the auction out here:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=2&campid=5336112956&toolid=10001&customid=&ext=280271227298&item=280271227298

tisdag 30 september 2008

European Tour Announced Next Week

Metallica will do a major European tour in February-March. The dates for this tour will be announced next week.

tisdag 23 september 2008

Metallica Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Metallica are among the nominees for this year's inductions to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080922/media_nm/halloffame_dc

måndag 22 september 2008

Footage From Rehearsals Before London Show

Here you will see some video footage from Metallica's rehearsal before the show in London last week.

fredag 19 september 2008

Death Magnetic At Number One On The European Chart

Billboard.biz reports that Death Magnetic went straight into the numer one spot at the European Top 100 Albums chart.

torsdag 18 september 2008

Metallica First Band Ever To Have Five Straight Number One Albums

Billboard reports that Metallica is the first band ever to have five albums in a row going straight into the number one spot at the Billboard chart. Death Magnetic sold 490,000 copies in the first wekk. Read more here:

onsdag 17 september 2008

Metallica At Later With Jools Holland

Yesterday (September 16th) Metallica performed The Day That Never Comes at the BBC program Later With Jools Holland. Check it out here:

tisdag 16 september 2008

Set List From Yesterday's Metallica Show In London

The set list at the London show yesterday (Monday) was almost exactly the same as the set list at last Friday's show in Berlin. The only difference was that the first encore played in Berlin was "Blitzkrieg". In London this was changed to "Stone Cold Crazy". The set list looked like this:

That Was Just Your Life
End Of The Line
The Thing That Should Not Be
Of Wolf And Man
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
Wherever I May Roam
For Whom The Bells Tolls
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Stone Cold Crazy
Jump In The Fire
Seek and Destroy

Footage From Metallica's Rehearsal In Berlin

Here you can see some footage from the rehearsals taking place before the Berlin show last Friday.

måndag 15 september 2008

Photos From Berlin

Here are some photos I took at last Friday's show in Berlin.

Back From Berlin

I have now returned from Berlin where Metallica played their "Death Magnetic Release Party" gig last Friday. The show was (as always) really good. It felt a bit unusual to see them without any stage effects. This was especially noticed in "One" where we all have gotten used to the pyro effects. The stage was placed in the middle of the floor so everyone got a good view.

The songs played were the following:

That Was Just Your Life
End Of The Line
The Thing That Should Not Be
Of Wolf And Man
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
Wherever I May Roam
For Whom The Bells Tolls
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Jump In The Fire
Seek and Destroy

The best songs were Blackened and Until It Sleeps. You could easily tell that they were a bit unsecure while playing the new songs.

This was the first show ever at the newly built O2 Arena. The arena looked quite nice and since the stage was in the middle of the arena it felt rather intimate.

I will post some photos I took later today.

fredag 5 september 2008

Six Songs Available As Streaming

Metallica.com are currently streaming six of the "Death Magnetic" songs. Check the out here:

torsdag 4 september 2008

Berlin Here We Come

I am lucky enough to have got hold of a ticket to the Metallica show in Berlin next Friday (September 12th). I will get back with a full report afterwards.

tisdag 2 september 2008

Pictures Of The Death Magnetic Coffin

This is how the limited coffin edition of Death Magnetic looks. That's really cool!

The Day That Never Comes Video

Here's finally the official video for Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes"

onsdag 27 augusti 2008

Samples Of New Metallica Song Available

A new sample from the upcoming Metallica album is now available. Check it out here:


fredag 22 augusti 2008

Metallica Receives Kerrang Award

Yesterday (August 21st) Metallica received the "Inspiration Award" at the annual Kerrang Awards show. Lars Ulrich collected the price and said "There are so many people in this room that inspire us and keep us alive, so I just want to thank everyone for keeping METALLICA alive."

New Metallica Single Available

Finally! The day that never comes is here! :-)
Check out "The Day That Never Comes" here:


torsdag 21 augusti 2008

New Death Magnetic Sample Posted

Metallica.com has now posted the fourth sample from "Death Magnetic". Check it out here:


onsdag 20 augusti 2008

Metallica Will Be The First Band On Berlin's New O2 Arena

The official release party show in Berlin September 12th will be the first show ever at the newly-built O2 Arena. The venue holds 17 000 persons. The ticket income from the Metallica show will go to German Heartbeatcenter.

New Studio Footage From Death Magnetic Recordings

Missionmetallica has posted a new "Fly On The Wall" clip from the Death Magnetic recordings. Watch it here:

tisdag 19 augusti 2008

T-Shirt From The Metallica / Raven Tour On Ebay

A T-shirt from the "Kill Em All For One Tour" in 1983 is up for sale at Ebay. That is not something you see every day!


New Audio Sample Available

Metallica.com has posted a new short audio sample of one of the songs from "Death Magnetic". Check it out here:


måndag 18 augusti 2008

Order The Japanese Death Magnetic

The Japanese version of "Death Magnetic" can be ordered here:

Metallica On French TV

The French TV station France 3 has done the following story about Metallica while they were there for the Rock En France Festival:

Metallica At Rock En France Festival

Metallica played the following songs at the show last Friday at the Rock En France Festival:

Creeping Death
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Ride The Lightning
The Memory Remains
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
...And Justice For All
No Remorse
Fade To Black
Master Of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Sad But True
Enter Sandman
Last Caress
So What
Seek And Destroy

torsdag 14 augusti 2008

Ride The Lightning Signed By Cliff Burton On Ebay

It's not often you find records signed by Cliff Burton nowadays but right now there's an Ebay auction up for a copy of Ride The Lightning signed by Cliff, James, Lars and Kirk. Check the auction out here:

onsdag 13 augusti 2008

Soundboard Recording Of New Metallica Song

A clip with soundboard audio of the new Metallica song Cyanide can be watched here. This is recorded at last week's Ozzfest.

tisdag 12 augusti 2008

Making Of The New Metallica Video

MTV News has posted a "making of" the upcoming video for "The Day That Never Comes". Watch it here:

Death Magnetic Release Date

September 12th is the official release date of Death Magnetic. The CD can be pre-ordered here:

North American Tour Dates Confirmed

Metallica has confirmed a US tour starting in late October that goes on until late January. The dates are the following:

October 21 - Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena
October 23 - Albquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
October 25 - Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 26 - Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

November 1 - Portland, OR Rose Quarter
November 3 - Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
November 4 - Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 6 - Omaha, NE Qwest Center
November 8 - Moline, IL iWireless Center
November 9 - Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 17 - St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
November 18 - Tulsa, OK BOK Center
November 20 - Houston, TX Toyota Center
November 22 - Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
November 23 - New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

December 1 - Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 2 - Vancouver, BC GM Place
December 4 - Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
December 7 - Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
December 12 - Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena
December 13 - Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 15 - San Diego, CA Cox Arena
December 17 - Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 20 - Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

January 12 - Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
January 13 - Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
January 15 - Washington, DC Verizon Center
January 17 - Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
January 18 - Boston, MA TD Banknorth Center
January 26 - Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
January 29 - Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
January 31 - Newark, NJ Prudential Center

måndag 4 augusti 2008

Death Magnetic Coming Soon

The countdown to the release of Death Magnetic has begun! Today it's 8 days to go.
The deluxe version of Death Magnetic can be pre-ordered by Amazon.