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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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 Playing “Whiskey In The Jar” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headlined the Danny Wimmer Presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” In addtion to upcoming fests like Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville, they also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Check out their cover of Thin Lizzy’s classic “Whiskey In The Jar” live at Louder Than Life!

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Playing “The Struggle Within” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headlined the Danny Wimmer Presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” In addtion to upcoming fests like Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville, they also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Check out “The Struggle Within” live at Louder Than Life!

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Playing “Moth In To Flame” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headlined the Danny Wimmer Presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” In addtion to upcoming fests like Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville, they also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Watch the band play their classic track from Ride the Lightning (Elecktra Records) “Creeping Death! ” Check out “Moth In To Flame” live at Louder Than Life!

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Watch Pro-shot Video of Metallica Playing “Ride the Lightning” at Louder Than Life


Metallica continues to share new pro-shot videos from their recent return to the stage. The band headliend the Danny Wimmer presents festival Louder Than Life last weekend. They topped the bill on two nights, with two different shows, including one where they performed all of “The Black Album.” They also recently played series of rare intimate shows earlier this month at the The Metro in Chicago and The independent in San Francisco. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venues, and both shows sold out in less than 1 hour. Metallica just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Watch the band play their classic track from Ride the Lightning (Elecktra Records) “Creeping Death! ” The band played Louder Than Life this past weekend twice! Check out “Ride the Lightning” live at Louder Than Life

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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


Metallica Takes The Top Five Slots in Billboard’s Vinyl Charts in The USA


has earned the top 5 best-selling vinyl album releases in the USA this week as ranked by Billboard on the strength of the six new vinyl reissues of the band’s albums at Walmart. The band the first artist to claim all top 5 slots of the vinyl sales chart since the chart’s debut in 2011. Continue reading