Being the biggest band the world has ever seen, both in the mind of fans and in terms of success is not all wine and roses. Metallica has taken their fair share of hits in the career from the fans and press at times, casting a fair but unflattering light. One such case is Death Magnetic (Warner/Vertigo), released ten years ago today, on September 12th, 2008. Although the album was considered a return to form musically after St. Anger, production issues sent diehards and haters alike into fits over the sound quality. Continue reading
Since the release of ‘Doris’, the first single taken from their brand new self-titled album (Nuclear Blast), things have, to say the least, been turbulent in the world of Suicide Silence. Shifting sounds can often ruffle fan’s feathers, whether such a change proves successful or not; take recent Opeth releases as just one example.
Metallica will be releasing Hardwired…To Self-Destruct on November 18th via Blackened Records, and they’ve just announced a radio takeover, plus special sales on their web store to heighten the excitement for the new record. Continue reading