Metallica’s New Batch of Blackened American Whiskey Was Made to the “S and M 2” Playlist

Metallica released their latest album S&M² (Blackened Recordings) this past summer, as a live document (CD/Blu-ray) of their 20th-anniversary concerts in 2019. Now Sweet Amber Distilling Co. has announced the launch of Blackened American Whiskey’s Batch 106 expression, which has been sonically enhanced to an S&M² live album playlist. The new Blackened batch is sold in a limited-edition box featuring a unique, original design by artist Squindo that is a rendition of the sonic-enhancement process, making it the perfect gift or collector’s item. It can be purchased through Caskers.com or found at local retailers by visiting Blackened’s web site. Continue reading

Metallica Has a Billboard Top Five Record with “S and M2”

According to a published report from  Billboard, Metallica’s new album, released on August 28th, 2020 – Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M² has entered the Billboard 200 chart at position No. 4. The record racked up 56,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending September 3, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. This was aided by their  “Encore Drive-In Nights” series “Jump in the Drive-In” event on August 29th in which every fan that bought a car-load package to their Drive-In concert event received four copies of the new album digitally. Many of their pre-order bundle options sold out early. The album ranked 4th behind Taylor Swift’s album Folklore, and slightly ahead of Katy Perry at number five.

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Metallica Shares Interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM

Metallica shared a new interview with SiriusXM host and “metal ambassador” Jose Mangin, where they all joined via a Zoom call. The band discussed their new album S&M2 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, their livestream, drive-in concert (before it was aired live at drive-ins, how they created their new version of ‘Blackened”, and much more. Their new album S&M2 live album and concert movie is out now via Blackened Recordings. You can still order your exclusive bundles and limited edition merch with all the typical stuff, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019. Continue reading

Metallica Shares “No Leaf Clover” Live Video, “S and M 2” Out Now!

Metallica shared a new version of “No Lear Clove”, live with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Thier new album S & M 2  live album and concert movie is out now via Blackened Recordings. You can still order your exclusive bundles and limited edition merch with all the typical stuff, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019, the second show was added after scalpers boxed out real fans from getting tickets. The band also world-premiered the concert footage in a series of exclusive global movie theater events via Trafalgar Releasing. Watch the clip here! Continue reading

Metallica Shares S and M 2 Version of “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

Metallica shared a new version of “For Whom The Bell Tolls” from their forthcoming S & M2 boxed set. Arriving in stores, streaming, and mailboxes on August 28th via Blackened Recordings, the Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra also shared a teaser for the entire release and announced a ton of exclusive and limited edition merch bundles with all the typical merch, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019, the second show was added after scalpers boxed out real fans from getting tickets. The band also world-premiered the concert footage in a series of exclusive global movie theater events via Trafalgar Releasing. Watch the clip here! Continue reading

Metallica to Perform First Show of 2020, to be Broadcast One Night Only at Drive-In Theaters

Metallica will take the stage for the first time since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts that opened Chase Center in San Francisco. Metallica will be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set showing August 29 at hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. The show will be shot for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series at a location near the band’s Northern California headquarters and will subsequently be edited and mixed by Metallica’s award-winning production team to the highest standards possible.  The concert, the band’s first show in nearly a year, will feature material from throughout their near four-decade career and provide Metallica fans with an intimate, unique, and truly memorable concert experience.

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Metallica Shares S and M 2 Version of “Moth Into Flame”

Metallica shared a new version of “Moth Into Flame” from their forthcoming S & M2 boxed set. Arriving in stores, streaming, and mailboxes on August 28th via Blackened Recordings, the Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra also shared a teaser for the entire release and announced a ton of exclusive and limited edition merch bundles with all the typical merch, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019, the second show was added after scalpers boxed out real fans from getting tickets. The band also world-premiered the concert footage in a series of exclusive global movie theater events via Trafalgar Releasing. Watch the clip here! Continue reading

Watch Robert Trujillo of Metallica Unbox the “S and M 2” Deluxe Boxed Set

Watch Robert Trujillo unbox the new Metallica “S & M 2” deluxe edition boxed set, while hanging out at the beach! Arriving in stores, streaming, and mailboxes on August 28th via Blackened Recordings, the Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra also shared a teaser for the entire release and announced a ton of exclusive and limited edition merch bundles with all the typical merch, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019, the second show was added after scalpers boxed out real fans from getting tickets. The band also world-premiered the concert footage in a series of exclusive global movie theater events via Trafalgar Releasing. Read our EXCLUSIVE review of S&M2 and watch the clips and pre-order the merch below! Continue reading

Metallica Breaks Into The Billboard Charts with S and M 2 Version of “All Within My Hands”

Metallica has broken into the Billboard mainstream rock charts for the first time in five years with the S&M2 version of “All Within My Hands”! The song originally appeared on 2003’s St. Anger (Blackened Recordings) album. Arriving in stores, streaming, and mailboxes on August 28th via Blackened Recordings, S&M2, the collab of Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Pre-order the album and merch below! Continue reading

Metallica Shares S and M 2 Version of “All Within My Hands”, New Live Album Merch Bundles on Sale Now

As promised, Metallica dropped a ton of stuff today as they have shared a live video from their S&M2 concerts of 2019 with performances of “All Within My Hands” and “Nothing Else Matters!” Arriving in stores, streaming, and mailboxes on August 28th via Blackened Recordings, the Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra also shared a teaser for the entire release and announced a ton of exclusive and limited edition merch bundles with all the typical merch, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019, the second show was added after scalpers boxed out real fans from getting tickets. The band also world-premiered the concert footage in a series of exclusive global movie theater events via Trafalgar Releasing. Read our EXCLUSIVE review of S&M2 and watch the clips and pre-order the merch below! Continue reading