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METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed earlier today (Thursday, September 26) on Canada’s Global News. You can now the chat below.

METALLICA‘s new 3D IMAX movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, opens this Friday (September 27) on IMAX screens before expanding to more theaters on October 4.

Hetfield was asked by The Telegraph what the release of “Through The Never” — which combines concert footage with a fictional storyline that borders on the surreal — meant to the band’s careers.

The singer/guitarist replied, “What does it mean for our careers? We don’t care. We’ve never really cared, but at this point we really don’t. We’re artists, and we’re driving this train — we can drive it straight into the wall if we want to.”

With the movie getting mixed reviews, drummer Lars Ulrich said, “So far, everybody’s got a different opinion about it, which is great, because if there’s anything we love in this band, it’s ambiguity. We’re not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want.”

The film stars Dane DeHaan as a member of METALLICA‘s road crew who is sent on a mysterious mission while the band performs at a sold-out arena and events outside grow more bizarre.

METALLICA reportedly spent $20 million of its own money to make the movie.

The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, was released on Tuesday. The two-disc CD came out on METALLICA’s own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats.

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METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed earlier this week on the Brazilian talk show “Agora É Tarde”. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below.

METALLICA‘s new 3D IMAX movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, opens this Friday (September 27) on IMAX screens before expanding to more theaters on October 4.

Hetfield was asked by The Telegraph what the release of “Through The Never” — which combines concert footage with a fictional storyline that borders on the surreal — meant to the band’s careers.

The singer/guitarist replied, “What does it mean for our careers? We don’t care. We’ve never really cared, but at this point we really don’t. We’re artists, and we’re driving this train — we can drive it straight into the wall if we want to.”

With the movie getting mixed reviews, drummer Lars Ulrich said, “So far, everybody’s got a different opinion about it, which is great, because if there’s anything we love in this band, it’s ambiguity. We’re not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want.”

The film stars Dane DeHaan as a member of METALLICA‘s road crew who is sent on a mysterious mission while the band performs at a sold-out arena and events outside grow more bizarre.

METALLICA reportedly spent $20 million of its own money to make the movie.

The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, was released on Tuesday. The two-disc CD came out on METALLICA’s own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats.

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Earlier this week, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich joined HuffPost Live to talk about the band’s new 3D IMAX movie, “Metallica Through The Never”. You can now watch the chat below.

“Metallica Through The Never” opens this Friday (September 27) on IMAX screens before expanding to more theaters on October 4.

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked by The Telegraph what the release of “Through The Never” — which combines concert footage with a fictional storyline that borders on the surreal — meant to the band’s careers.

The singer/guitarist replied, “What does it mean for our careers? We don’t care. We’ve never really cared, but at this point we really don’t. We’re artists, and we’re driving this train — we can drive it straight into the wall if we want to.”

With the movie getting mixed reviews, drummer Lars Ulrich said, “So far, everybody’s got a different opinion about it, which is great, because if there’s anything we love in this band, it’s ambiguity. We’re not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want.”

The film stars Dane DeHaan as a member of METALLICA‘s road crew who is sent on a mysterious mission while the band performs at a sold-out arena and events outside grow more bizarre.

METALLICA reportedly spent $20 million of its own money to make the movie.

The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, was released on Tuesday. The two-disc CD came out on METALLICA’s own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats.

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METALLICA sat down for an interview and performed two songs — “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and “Master Of Puppets” — on Comedy Central‘s “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday (September 24). Check out video footage of their appearance below.

METALLICA is on the promotional trail for its new 3D movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, which opens this Friday (September 27) on IMAX screens before expanding to more theaters on October 4.

The Pulse Of Radio asked METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo — currently in his 10th year with the group — if he ever thought when he joined the band that he would end up being one of the stars and executive producers of a major motion picture. “Um, no, I never thought that,” he said. “Welcome to the world of METALLICA, you know. It’s an interesting journey. I mean, you jump into creative situations that you would never imagine, and it’s hard work. I mean, everything that we do is very exciting, but at the same time, it’s always a challenge.”

Prior to Tuesday’s appearance on “Colbert”, METALLICA played a gig on Saturday night (September 21) at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City.

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked by The Telegraph what the release of “Through The Never” — which combines concert footage with a fictional storyline that borders on the surreal — meant to the band’s careers.

The singer/guitarist replied, “What does it mean for our careers? We don’t care. We’ve never really cared, but at this point we really don’t. We’re artists, and we’re driving this train — we can drive it straight into the wall if we want to.”

With the movie getting mixed reviews, drummer Lars Ulrich said, “So far, everybody’s got a different opinion about it, which is great, because if there’s anything we love in this band, it’s ambiguity. We’re not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want.”

The film stars Dane DeHaan as a member of METALLICA‘s road crew who is sent on a mysterious mission while the band performs at a sold-out arena and events outside grow more bizarre.

METALLICA reportedly spent $20 million of its own money to make the movie.

The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, will be out on Tuesday. The two-disc CD will come out on METALLICA’s own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats.

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Andrew Perry of The Telegraph recently conducted separate interviews with METALLICA members Lars Ulrich (drums), James Hetfield (guitar, vocals) and Robert Trujillo (bass). A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the interaction between Lars and James:

Hetfield: “Lars and I are complete opposites. When we got together as a band, we didn’t know what we wanted to do in life, we just loved the same music. We were misfits in life, and some of the fans that joined us were feeling the same way — not that you have to have an identity crisis, or a family that’s horrible. But it was about — you’re welcome to come into the METALLICA family, if you’re not feeling a part of the world.”

On how their new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, will be received by their fans:

Hetfield: “What does it mean for our careers? We don’t care. We’ve never really cared, but at this point we really don’t. We’re artists, and we’re driving this train — we can drive it straight into the wall if we want to.”

Ulrich: “So far, everybody’s got a different opinion about it, which is great, because if there’s anything we love in this band, it’s ambiguity. We’re not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want.”

On the progress of the songwriting sessions for METALLICA‘s next album:

Trujillo: “[There were some preparatory sessions in autumn 2012] what I call the process of elimination, where we go through all the riffs and ideas we’ve all had, and we’re 80 percent of the way through that. The plan is next year to move forward and start recording.”

METALLICA always takes on the challenge, and the fans can take what they want from it. At the end of the day, we always get them back.”

On METALLICA‘s internal chemistry, 10 years on from “Some Kind Of Monster”:

Hetfield: “There are struggles here and there. With Lars and I — we talk about a lot of stuff, like being a dad. We still push each other’s buttons every once in a while. ‘Yep, that one still works — no need to go there again!’ But it’s good not to be afraid of conflict, too, not to avoid it. I think we can recognize it now — OK, we know how to control this.”

Read the entire interview at The Telegraph.

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Police have arrested the three suspects in the slaying of Exsanguination Throne drummer Jose Carlos “Shiva” Hernandez and have placed the knife used into evidence. The three men, Miguel Angel Bautista (La Bola), 25; Josaias Benjamin Mora Lorenzo (El Niño) and Maximo Darvin Almanzar Guerra (Wari) are currently in custody. It has been reported that Shiva was killed in a case of mistaken identity over retribution over a woman named Christhy Lorena Sanchez’ rape. In other conflicting accounts, it is reputed that one of the three men knew Shiva – lending ambiguity to the motive.

The alleged rape victim, who suffered the encounter last month, is expected to be a witness for the prosecution. She was reportedly attacked by two men known as El Brujo and El Chino. In the meantime the owner of the Gustavo Live Pub in Santo Domingo, where the event occured during a concert, has stated that the venue will reopen today Sunday for business. Jose Carlos Hernandez will be buried in the San Cristobal Cemetery next to his father Jochy Hernandez, the late Dominican merengue star. Read the full article here.

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Sonic Syndicate founding member Roger Sjunnesson has issued the following statement about his departure from the band and his new group The Unguided:

“Dear Sonic fans and fellow Musicians, I´m no longer a member of the band I founded with my brother Richard ten years ago. A couple of weeks ago Sonic Syndicate distributed a press release stating ‘Last year we parted ways with two band members,’ and I think this ambiguity requires some clarification. The first member they are alluding is of course Richard who left Sonic Syndicate in October 2010, and the second is – as some of you already figured out – me. However it should be noted I was in the band well into this year and that´s it.

“I will not go into any details. All I can say is that I never wanted this split to happen, and I did my very best to find an equitable solution. I have been in this band since day 1, written many great songs on all Sonic’s albums that I am proud of, toured the world and met fans and every band I grew up listening to. This is nothing you give up easily and it feels strange to not be a part of this band anymore. But this is the last word and it’s time to move forward.

“I will continue my musical career and song writing in The Unguided, where you also could find the ex-Sonic Syndicate vocalist duo: Richard and Roland. We are currently working on our follow-up album to ‘Hell Frost’ which was released at the end of last year. The Unguided just finished a mini tour in Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic. To say that the response for this project has been huge would actually be an understatement. When we started The Unguided back in 2010, we had no idea this was going to be as big as it is – and it seems to be growing bigger by the day.

“We are also getting tons of e-mails everyday from people who discover our music and tell us how happy they are that the founding members of Sonic Syndicate are back together again. This is absolutely amazing and makes us even more dedicated to continue our journey with The Unguided. The Unguided lineup also consists of bassist Henric Carlsson (Cipher System, ex-Nightrage, ex-Dead by April) and our soon to be announced new drummer. In the end I want to thank everybody for my time in Sonic Syndicate (especially John for many years of good work together and also for his collaboration with The Unguided to this point). A special thanks goes out to all the people involved building Sonic Syndicatee and all the fans I had the chance to meet during the tours. You were simply amazing and I hope at some point our paths cross again.

“With all my heart and strength Roger Sjunnesson – The Unguided”

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