Metallica hosted the first Orion Music + More Festival last year and the band will repeat the dose this year at a new location: Detroit, Michigan on June 8th and 9th. The details of the second annual fest have already been revealed.
Last year, Metallica announced that they would releasing a 3D movie and now the band has revealed a little bit more about it. It will be titled Metallica Through The Never and it is coming to theatres near you on August 9th via independent film marketing and distribution company Picturehouse. It was written and directed by Nimród Antal.
It seems like Metallica has given a decisive step in taking more control of their music because the band has launched their very own record label Blackened Recordings. The band's upcoming DVD release, Quebec Magnetic, will already come out under this new label. Metallica now owns all their master recordings.
Metallica is gearing up for the release of Quebec Magnetic on DVD & Blu-ray. This new DVD includes 26 songs plus bonus material and over three hours of footage recorded live at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec on October 31st and November 1st, 2009. You can now watch the DVD's trailer below. The DVD was shot by Wayne Isham.
Persian metal bands have gathered to release a tribute album on November 28th this year. It will be a tribute to Metallica in which every band will perform and record one of Metallica songs based on their own choice.
It has now been confirmed that Metallica will also headline the 3rd edition of the Sonisphere festival in Switzerland on May 30th at Yverdon-les-Bains this year. Other bands confirmed are Slayer, Motörhead, Eluveitie, Mastodon and Gojira. As on all Sonisphere festivals this year, the band will play its self-titled Black Album, released in 1991.
US metallers Metallica will be headlining their own two-day festival at Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, on June 23rd and 24th. This special event will contain multiple music stages for at least 22 bands and other activities. Metallica will play the Black Album in its entirety in one night and Ride The Lightning on the other, for the first time ever. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (February 11th). For more details, visit http://www.orionmusicandmore.com.
US metallers Metallica have confirmed on their official website that a 3D movie is in preparation and it's planned to be released in 2013. The band posted the following message: "As you know, we generally make it a policy not to comment on gossip or rumors, but we also pride ourselves on being first with 'Tallica news. So, with that said, the more astute of you may have noticed a couple of mentions in trade publications, and most recently in the new issue of Rolling Stone, that a Metallica 3D movie is in the works. We're here to tell you that, yes, there is indeed a 3D project in the very early stages of production!"
US metallers Metallica have posted video recaps of their 30th anniversary shows on their official YouTube channel. The recaps are made of selected footage from the evening's events. Full setlists and photos are available at the band's official website. You can watch the recap of the first show live at the Fillmore on December 5th, 2011, below.
Following the week long 30th Anniversary celebration, which included many guest appearances (Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, King Diamond, Scott Ian and many more) as well as the posting of unreleased songs from the Death Magnetic album, Metallica has officially released the EP Beyond Magnetic, which was originally emailed/sent to fan club members.
According to Metallica's official website, two new locations were added to the 2012 European summer vacation tour. Germany and Austria are the new additions with shows at Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring. Metallica are veterans in these two festivals performing for the fifth time in both of them.
Metallica will headline the 10th installment of the Download festival at Donington Park on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, with an exclusive U.K. performance of the band's album Metallica. It will be the eighth time the California metal titans will have played at Donington during their three-decade-long career, having previously performed at both Monsters Of Rock and Download festivals.
The band announced it on their official website: "And our first announcement brings us to the most hallowed of rock grounds, Donington Park, for our return to the Download Festival. The three day festival runs from June 8-10 and we take the stage right smack in the middle of it on Saturday, June 9, 2012."
Metallica's bassist Robert Trujillo revealed in a recent interview (you can read it at this location) that the band is already writing material for a new album and that the recording process will probably be done throughout next year.