ALBUM REVIEW: Machine Head – ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN


 

I remember one-time reading Revolver magazine’s review for Through the Ashes of Empires and while it was a very positive piece the writer felt that despite being a great step forward it may have been too little, too late for Machine Head. Hard to believe now, but in those days some perceived Machine Head as being dead in the water following the more mainstream stylings of The Burning Red and the ill-timed Supercharger.

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Watch a Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Playing “Master of Puppets” at Lollapalooza 2022


Metallica has shared yet another pro-shot video of the band performing in concert from their current world tour! Watch them play their brand new hit song “Master of Puppets” as the opening night headliner of Lollapalooza 2022, and some other recent pro-shot live videos from their recent tours!

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Metallica Releases a New Animated Video for “Master of Puppets”


Metallica has shared a new video for their classic song “Master of Puppets” from the album of the same name. The track and album have risen up the global streaming and sales chats on the power of appearing in the Stranger Things Season 4 finale. The animated clip was made by U.K. design agency ILOVEDUST, which previously worked with Ozzy Osbourne on the artwork for his upcoming studio album “Patient Number 9”, and with Foo Fighters on promotional activity for their “Studio 666” movie.

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Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” Enters The Billboard Charts After Being Featured in “Stranger Things”


Metallica’s Master Of Puppets album and its title track has entered the Billboard charts as well as Spotify and Apple Music top rankings, 36 years after its release. This is in just one week following its appearance in the season four finale of Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things”. The popularity of the 1986 song, used in the series, brought it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time ever in the band’s lengthy career. It is also #22 in the Spotify Global Top 50, which includes Pop and Rap music, as well as number one on the Apple Music Rock chart. Continue reading


Metallica and Wal-Mart Release Wave 2 of Limited-Edition Color Vinyl


Metallica has teamed up again with Wal-Mart to release a new series of EXCLUSIVE colored vinyl series for the albums Load (1996), Reload (1997), Garage Inc. (1998), St. Anger (2003) and Death Magnetic (2008). This follows the 2021 release of the “original five” Metallica albums and Hardwired… To Self-Destruct (2016). The albums are also available as a bundle while supplies last. Order from metallica or Wal-Mart now, with limited quantities in-stores.Continue reading


Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Sad But True” at Hard Rock Live


Metallica has shared a pro-shot video of the band performing their classic cut “Sad But True” from The Black Album (Elecktra/Blackened Recordings). The concert took place at the new Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood Florida. Watch the clip now!

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Metallica Released Their Thrash Classic “Master of Puppets” 35 Years Ago


Metallica released their Thrash Metal defining moment thirty-five years ago today with Master of Puppets (Elektra Records/Blackened Recordings). While 1986 gave us many legend-status albums from top-tier bands, this is still the one that stands above all the others. Taking the NWBHM influence of Kill Em All, and the improved thrash stylings and songcraft of Ride The Lightning, and moving leaps forward, MoP rules from start to finish. Sadly, this was to be their final album with Cliff Burton who died during the tour cycle promoting this album, but Master of Puppets is a genre classic through and through. Jam it loud and proud today! Continue reading