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Metallica World Magnetic Tour with The Sword, Machine Head, Lamb Of God

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Metallica boys are back in the USA having some time-off after doing the Death Magnetic promotional tour in Europe. Metallica will return to work in mid-October for rehearsals for the upcoming world tour in support of the new album Death Magnetic.

The tour has been named “World Magnetic Tour” and the full production rehearsal is going to happen in San Francisco on October 17th 2008. The tour will kick-off in the USA and will continue in Europe. Late 2008 and the complete 2009 are expected to be filled in with Metallica concerts all around the globe.

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Bow Down: Death Magnetic Dominates The World Charts

As mentioned before, Metallica’s Death Magnetic debuted at number 1 position in the UK album charts. The new Metallica album reached the stores in the UK on 10th of September and racked up sales of 75,164 by close of business on Saturday.

Similar story in the USA. In just a three-day sales window, Metallica’s Death Magnetic sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band’s first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Diamond Head, Mercyful Fate and others on Metallica

As a way of saluting Metallica’s new album Death Magnetic, UGO Entertainment went out and talked to a bunch of heavy metal artists to get their personal statements about Metallica and what the band has meant to them. Check out comments from Anthrax, Testament, Voivod and others.

Brian Tatler of Diamond Head:

“As some of you will already know, my band Diamond Head influenced Metallica. In 1981, Lars came to England to see and hang out with Diamond Head, and not long after returning from that trip, he formed Metallica. Since then, I have watched Metallica’s rise with astonishment.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield YouTube Comments Backlash

Another Metallica backlash has hit the Internet. This time over a very innocent comment from James Hetfield. James, talking to the audience at the London O2 arena, asked the fans to take away their cameras and enjoy the show.

The story was spread around the Internet yesterday, as another one of Metallica anti-Internet stories, this time as Metallica wants to ban YouTube.

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Design and Branding of Metallica’s Death Magnetic

Metallica, the band that is never afraid to break with convention, worked with design company Turner Duckworth to create packaging and branding for the new album Death Magnetic and all its different deluxe releases.

This is another in series of articles looking into the Metallica machine, behind the music. First was look into the thinking behind releasing the new Metallica album on Guitar Hero, and more recently the look into the vinyl-LP and how Death Magnetic helps it to its former heights.

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Metallica Rocks London

UK and London have been celebrating the release of Death Magnetic with two very special London gigs on Sunday and Monday. Sunday night was the very own Metallica night on UK’s biggest national radio station. This included a recording of the intimate gig at the BBC Radio Theatre on Sunday night and a brand new documentary including new interviews with the band.

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Metallica’s new album tops the UK albums chart

Metallica has returned to the top of the UK albums chart after twelve years. Metallica’s ninth studio album ‘Death Magnetic’ entered at the top spot ahead of the Scottish band’s Glasvegas self-titled debut, which debuted at Number Two.

Death Magnetic is Metallica’s third UK chart-topper. They previously reached number one with the album Metallica in 1991, and then again five years later with the Load album.

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Metallica helps the LP stage a comeback

Interesting article from The Wall Streeet Journal on the comeback of the vinyl LP and what impact Metallica’s new vinyl LP releases of Death Magnetic have on that. From earlier we know the background on why Metallica chose to get into the video game business with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, this is another insightful look into the changes in the music industry.

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New Metallica Album Death Magnetic Demo Songs

New Metallica album, Death Magnetic, has now been released worldwide. Along with the standard edition CD, several limited deluxe editions have been released.

The deluxe release, the “Box Magnetic (Death In A Coffin) limited edition box set, has revealed some interesting facts about the recording of Metallica’s Death Magnetic.

Along with the special CD version of the new album, and the “Making Magnetic” DVD, which features the unseen footage of recording of Death Magnetic, the Coffin Box Set features a “Demo Magnetic” CD with demos of all the 10 song that made it onto the new Metallica album.

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Metallica Rocks Berlin’s O2 World

Metallica rocked Berlin’s new arena 02 World yesterday night with a promotional show for the new album Death Magnetic. The setlist of the concert was very special with lots of surprises, including 5 songs from the new Metallica album.

Metallica’s tenth studio album, Death Magnetic, has been release yesterday worldwide. Check out the Death Magnetic track-listing, 3 full songs and all lyrics. Death Magnetic is Metallica’s first studio album since St. Anger from 2003.

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