Metallica Releases New Jigsaw Puzzles for Classic Singles and Monopoly World Tour Edition

Metallica has released a new series of Jigsaw Puzzles, based on their classic early singles and an EP before they became uber popular. You can now get 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzles for the single artwork for “Jump In The Fire,” “Creeping Death,” Garage Days Re-Revisited: The 5.98 EP, and “Whiplash.” The band has also partnered with the legendary board game Monopoly for a second edition of the game bearing Metallica’s name. Monopoly World Tour Edition is available for order now, celebrating life on the road, including the World Record-breaking, the year of 2013 when Metallica became the first and only band to ever perform on all seven continents. Tour around the globe with your collectible token to some of the band’s favorite cities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. You’ll even find yourself Trapped Under Ice in Antarctica! Player tokens include Lady Justice, Death Magnetic coffin, Ride the Lightning electric chair, Master of Puppets Cross, Metal Up Your Ass toilet, and the Scary Guy.

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70000 Tons Of Metal Adds Vio-Lence, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Toxik, Aeternam and Brujeria

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The 70000 Tons Of Metal is right around the corner, kicking off next week, and have confirmed some late additions to the cruise. Setting sail with the current bands on the bill and the fans are Vio-Lence, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Toxik, Aeternam and Brujeria. Round X (10) of 70000 Tons Of Metal will sail January 7 to January 11, 2020.Continue reading

Listen To Motorhead’s Cover Of Metallica’s “Whiplash”

The remaining members of Motörhead will be releasing a collection of their best covers on September 1st, which includes the previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ that we premiered earlier this month. Today they’ve shared their Grammy-winning cover of ‘Whiplash’ by Metallica online, along with this statement from Mikkey Dee to Metal Hammer, “As you know we love Metallica and they love us, and this is one of the songs we liked a lot and covered it back then. The snare, the riffs – all that fit in with Motorhead.Continue reading

Festival Preview: Brutal Assault 2016

Tomorrow kicks off the 21st Brutal Assault Festival with Parkway Drive, Neurosis, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Mastodon, Abbath, Devildriver, Exodus, Ministry, Nile, Obituary, Satyricon, Ihsahn, Dark Tranquility, Dying Fetus, Unearth, Conan, Voivod, Taake, Septic Flesh, Insomnium, Stuck Mojo, and Mono among others. Making the festival unique compared with other events are the art exhibition, horrror film festival, revolutionary Cashless/Access card system, and other features that have always made Brutal Asault the leaders in the festival going experience. Previously announced bands Electric Wizard (visas) and Terror (surgery for Scott Vogel) have cancelled and replaced with Uffommamut and Raised fist respectively.


Mastodon, by Echoes In The Well Photography

Wednesday kicks off with bands like Abbath, Mastodon, Neurosis, Devildriver, Mutooid Man, Chelsea Wolfe, Tribulation, Conan, Vektor, Gruesome, Shining and more.


Gojira, Photo by Hillarie Jason

Thursday features Parkway Drive, Gojira, Ministry, Exodus, Ihsahn, Dark Tranquility, The Black Dahlia Murder, H20, Animals As Leaders, Immolation, Aborted, TesseracT, Obscura, and more.

Friday has Arch Enemy, Moonspell, Taake, Satyricon, Cattle Decapitation, Sigh, Coroner, Obituary, eptic Flesh, Voivod, Raised Fist, iron Reagan, In The Woods and others.


Arch Enemy, by Meg Loyal Photography

Arch Enemy, by Meg Loyal Photography

Saturday closes things out with headliners Behemoth, Agnostic Front, Insomnium, Moonsorrow, Destruction, MGLA, Venom INC, Archgoat, Stuck Mojo, Holy Moses, Stick To Your Guns, Lightening Bolt and more. Tickets are still avaialble at this link:

Behemoth, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Behemoth, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Mastodon, Ministry, Parkway Drive, Behemoth And More Booked For Brutal Assult 2016

Long-running and legendary Brutal Assault Festival takes place again this year for their 21st edition. Taking place which takes place in a military fortress Jofesov in Jaromer, in the Chech Republic the four day festival runs from August 10-13th. In addition to headline acts Mastodon, Ministry, Parkway Drive, and Behemoth, the fest features names from across all genres of rock and metal such as Aborted, Agnostic Front, Angelcorpse, Animals As Leaders, The Algorithm, Archgoat, Birdflesh, Bury Tomorrow, Conan, Coroner, Dark Funeral, Dark Tranquility, Devildriver, Die Krupps, Disavowed, Destruction, Electric Wizard, Eskimo Callboy, Exodus, Eyehategod, Gruesome, Hypnose, Immolation, Insomnium, Iron Reagan, Jig-Ai, Knuckledust, Leprous, Mgla, Misery Loves Co., Mithras, Moonspell, Mono, Mutoid Man, Nile, Obituary, Omnium, Gatherum, Satyricon, Septicflesh, Shining, Sigh, Sikth, Slagmaur, Taake, Terror, Textures, The Black Dahlia Murder, Tribulation, Vektor, Valkyrja, Voivod, Whiplash and more. Tickets are on sale now with camping packages at this link:


Video: Metallica Post Whiplash Video From X Games Austin

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Metallica’s MetOnTour channel has shared a video from last weekend’s X Games Austin headline performance. The video for thrash classic ‘Whiplash’ can be seen at this link or below:


As previously reported, Metallica is donating all proceeds of their soundboard recording from X Games Austin, available for only $5 in all digital formats (Including FLAC), and will last until July 15th. Donations raised go to the Central Texas Red Cross to help victims hit hardest by the devastating flooding from torrential rains in that area.

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Music Video: Secrets Of The Sky – Eternal Wolves + Angel In Vines

Photo Credit: Ray Ahners

Photo Credit: Ray Ahners

Secrets Of The Sky is streaming their music video for “Eternal Wolves” and the Andrew Nethery (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow)-directed “Angel In Vines” off of their latest full length release Pathway, out now via Metal Blade Records.

They are currently on their North American tour with dates posted below.

May 25: The Odditorium – Asheville, NC
May 26: TBA – Atlanta, GA
May 27: Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
May 29: The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
May 30: Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 06: Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
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Jun 12: The Complex – Glendale, CA
Jun 13: Caravan – San Jose, CA (w/ Cold Blue Mountain)
Jun 14: 1078 Gallery – Chico, CA (w/ Cold Blue Mountain)
Jun 15: The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR (w/ Cold Blue Mountain)
Jun 16: Rotture – Portland, OR (w/ Cold Blue Mountain)
Jun 17: Black Lodge – Bremerton, WA
Jun 18: The Pin – Spokane, WA
Jun 19: The Railyard – Billings, MT
Jun 20: Foot Foot Fest – Fort Collins, CO (w/ Reproacher)
Jun 21: 7th Circle Collective – Denver, CO
Aug 14: The Outer Space & Ballroom (Death To False Metal) – Hamden, CT (w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird more…)

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Whiplash, Valkyrie, Krieg, etc Confirmed For Death To False Metal Festival

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The inaugural Death To False Metal Festival will be taking place on May 1, 2015 on August 14 and 15, 2015 at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden, CT. The event is sponsored by Earsplit PR and Metal Insider. The lineup will feature the following artists:

Friday night’s lineup:
Valkyrie (Relapse Records)
Imperial Triumphant
Bedroom Rehab Corporation

Saturday night lineup:
Krieg (Candlelight Records)
Secrets Of The Sky (Metal Blade Records)
Immortal Bird
Destroyer Of Light
Godhunter (The Compound Recs/Battleground Records)
Secret Cutter
Tomb & Thirst
Archaic Decapitator

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