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Video: Metallica and Fans Sing Along to “Don’t Look Back In Anger” in Manchester, UK

posted by Oscar October 29, 2017

Metallica is currently on tour in the old country and at their stop in Manchester they gave the crowd a memorable moment by way of an Oasis cover. The Thrash Metal icons led the crowd in an arena-wide singalong of the Britpop band’s “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” which has been adopted as a rallying anthem for the northern English city following a bombing there at an Ariana Grande concert in May.

Robert Trujillo on bass, Kirk Hammett on guitar, plus a Metallica crowd’s-worth of singing, and you’ve got yourself a special experience. See that below. Continue Reading

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Metallica Announce The WorldWired 2017 North American Tour

posted by Oscar February 13, 2017

Following their appearance on last night’s Grammy Awards, Metallica have announced today their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

The tour kicks off on May 10th in Baltimore, MD and will hit over 20 cities across North America throughout the summer, with support from Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. Find all the tour dates below. Continue Reading

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See The 2017 Grammys Performances feat. Chance The Rapper, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, + more

posted by Oscar February 13, 2017

The 2017 Grammys will forever be a historic event, with Adele stunning most music fans by taking top honors in Album Of The Year category over heavy favorite Lemonade by Beyoncé, Chance The Rapper stealing headlines with his awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album (ALL as an unsigned, independent artist… and a streaming-only release on top of that!).

While the awards portion of the ceremony had several high moments and some notable lows, the quality of the performances didn’t suffer from that. Above you’ll find the headlining performance by Chi-town hero Chance, who performed a mesh of Coloring Book tracks “How Great” and “All We Got” with the help of My Cousin Nicole, Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann & Francis and The Lights.

Below you’ll find some of the other dope performances including Bruno Mars’ tribute to Prince, A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg tribute with a powerful “We The People” with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes, and Beyoncé slaying doing “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” See all that and our other favorite performances from the night after the jump Continue Reading

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Watch the Livestream of Metallica’s Show at London’s House of Vans

posted by Oscar November 18, 2016

It’s live now! Check out the intimate gig as it takes place in the livestream above.

In support of today’s release of new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and as part of its Blackened Friday event, the band is playing a small gig at the House of Vans in London.

The heavy metal icons will be livestreaming the show live on the Youtube video above from starting 9pm UK time, 4pm Eastern time, 3pm CT for us in Chicago.

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Video: Jimmy Fallon, Metallica & The Roots Play “Enter Sandman” on Classroom Instruments

posted by Oscar November 16, 2016

Metallica hit The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the musical guest tonight, but they didn’t just play a tune in support of Friday’s release of new album Hardwired…To Self-Destructthey also performed a special rendition of a classic… on classroom instruments! James Hetfield and gang were joined by The Roots and Jimmy Fallon himself as they played “Enter Sandman” on toy instruments.

Check out the killer tune your kiddos should be jamming to the next time they hit up pre-K in the clip above!

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Metallica Announce “Blackened Friday” Album Release Event

posted by Oscar November 11, 2016


Metallica will celebrate the release of their forthcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct with fans and independent record stores around the world as part of their release event, Blackened Friday.

Starting on Thursday, November 17th, 100 independent record stores will open at Midnight to sell the new album. Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase. On Friday the 18th during their normal business hours, stores around the world will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and giveaways of limited edition items. All items available while supplies last. Contact your local store for details.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is Metallica’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death Magnetic. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Box Versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

For more information on Blackened Friday, visit the event’s website and follow along at #BlackenedFriday.

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Metallica – “Atlas, Rise!”

posted by Oscar October 31, 2016

Metallica have unleashed a new single today, their latest from forthcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The new track is called “Atlas, Rise!” and it was released today, though fans were given a chance to check it out a bit earlier than the general public through special free limited edition Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Halloween masks that the band made available in select independent stores that included an access code to check out the track 30 minutes early.

Now available on YouTube, the video for the new song shows the band laying down the track at the studio. Metallica is killer and there’s no better way to kick off this holiday than with this! Check out the clip above.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is due out November 18th on the band’s own label, Blackened Recordings. Continue Reading

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Metallica Announce Next Single “Atlas, Rise” Will Arrive on Halloween

posted by Oscar October 24, 2016


Metallica will be releasing their third single, “Atlas, Rise!” to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST. The song is the latest track to be released from the band’s forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, due out on the band’s own Blackened Recordings on November 18th and follows previously released tracks “Hardwired” and “Moth Into Flame.”

Starting this Friday, October 28th, Metallica fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Halloween mask. Inside of each mask fans will find a special access code that will allow them to hear “Atlas, Rise!” 30-minutes prior to it’s official release on Halloween. To see a complete list of participating record stores, visit www.metallica.com.


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Video: Metallica Perform “Moth Into Flame” on ‘Fallon’

posted by Oscar September 30, 2016

Metallica appeared on last night’s episode of Fallon. The veteran rockers hit the stage of The Tonight Show to play their latest single, “Moth Into Flame.”

Check out the performance above. “Moth Into Flame” will appear on the band’s forthcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, due out November 18th.

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Lollapalooza Argentina, Chile & Brazil 2017 Lineups Revealed

posted by Oscar September 28, 2016


2017 may just be the year POD finally checks out a Lollapalooza down in South America, considering the upcoming year’s lineup! The Official 2017 Lineups for Argentina, Chile and Brazil have been revealed and feature some incredible artists headlining including Metallica, The Strokes, The Weeknd and The xx.

Some of the other awesome acts on the roster for all three countries include The Chainsmokers, Rancid, the 1975, and Cage The Elephant. See below for the roster posters for all South American editions.

Tickets for Lolla ArgentinaLolla Chile and Lolla Brazil are on sale now! Continue Reading

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Metallica – “Moth Into Flame”

posted by Oscar September 26, 2016

Metallica have released new song “Moth Into Flame,” the second track from forthcoming album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. The band world premiered the song on The Howard Stern Show this morning on SiriusXM and shortly after debuted the video for the song. The visuals directed Tom Kirk show the band in a dark room barely illuminated by hanging lights as they play the song with flying insects fill the air surrounding them. There are also a few shots thrown in with a bug’s eye perspective, looking at the band. You wouldn’t think moths would be all that hardcore, until you see a mob of them wildly coming at you; that’s some Horror film shit!

And about the song itself… Man, it’s good to see these guys back to their Thrashing ways.

Hardwired…to Self-Destruct will be available starting on November 18th on the band’s Blackened Recordings label. Continue Reading