Metallica Fans Vote ‘Master of Puppets’ as Their Best Song

Metallica fans have voted the titled track from their 1986 album Master of Puppets as the best song by the band in a poll. Starting in lat May 2020, fans were able to vote on 32 pairs of songs battling against each other and advancing in a total of five rounds in a knockout competition they dubbed ‘Some Kind Of Bracket’. The original 64 tunes included in the bracket were selected based on the highest Spotify plays, multiplying them by how many times those tracks have been played live. ‘Master Of Puppets’ defeated ‘Dyers Eve’, ‘Atlas, Rise!’, ‘Ride The Lightning’, ‘Sad But True’ and ‘Fade To Black’. Eventually, ‘Master Of Puppets’ beat ‘One’  land the top spot of the greatest Metallica song of all time. Continue reading

Ray Burton, Father of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, Has Passed away

Sad news as Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, passed away on Wednesday, January 15. He was 94. Burton’s death was confirmed by his daughter and Cliff’s sister — Connie, who wrote in a social media post earlier today: “To let you all know that my Dad died last Wednesday. Rest in peace Dad.” As shown in Adam Dubin’s 2019 film Murder In The Front Row, Ray and his wife Jan encouraged Cliff to study classical music and take piano lessons, later buying him a bass for Christmas at age 13, after his brother Scott died. After forming the band Trauma in San Francisco, Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on the band’s first three studio albums: Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets. He also co-wrote To Live Is to Die from …And Justice For All and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Metallica on April 4, 2009. Cliff died in the tragic bus accident that claimed his life on September 27 th, 1986. We send our sympathies out to Connie and the Burton and Metallica family as this difficult time. Continue reading

Metallica Teams Up with Stance On a Line of Socks

Metallica has made a deal with Stance for a line of themed socks promoting classic Metallica albums Kill Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets! You can order them now from the links below. Stance has collaborated with many bands in the past, including Iron Maiden, Slayer, and Motörhead. According to the Los Angeles Times, Stance Socks typically cost $50 per pair, before shipping. Continue reading

Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Ride the Lightning” in Bucharest

 

Metallica concluded their summer tour of Europe, with support from openers Ghost and Bokassa. Metallica’s next shows are their S & M 20th Anniversary concerts, followed by a tour of Australia and New Zealand with Slipknot. watch the band performing Ride the Lightning’, live in Bucharest.  Continue reading

Metallica’s Thrash Classic “Ride The Lightning” Was Released 35 Years Ago

The history of thrash metal got another ring on the world-tree in 1984 with the release of Ride the Lightning (Megaforce/Elektra Records), the second album by Metallica. With better songwriting, tight production, and more originality than their debut Kill Em All (Megaforce), Ride moved the needle forward for the entire genre and cemented Metallica as the premiere band in the genre. Continue reading

Watch Game Of Thrones Attack On Kings Landing Scene Set To Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read this if you care about HBO’s Game of Thrones and haven’t seen Season 8 episode 5. Now, someone cool took the footage of the Battle of Kings Landing, swords and spears, blood and guts, and genocide via Dragon’s fire set to Metallica’s classic anti-war song ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ from 1984s Ride The Lightning (Blackened Records). It is literally the bloodiest and possibly most horrible scene in the entire series. We already wrote previously about how Thrones is the most metal show of all time! The final episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday, May 19th. Check it out the video now! Continue reading