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“Metallica Through The Never”, filmmaker Nimród Antal‘s captivating 3D movie featuring one of music’s most enduring and iconic bands, was screened last night (Wednesday, September 25) at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

Red-carpet interviews and post-screening question-and-answer session with Antal and METALLICA members Kirk Hammett (guitar) and Robert Trujillo (bass) from last night’s event can be seen below.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in fantasy, sci-fi, action and horror films and is a truly unique and groundbreaking festival.

Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Paramount Theater and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which was recently named the best cinema in the U.S. by Entertainment Weekly.

METALLICA played two special gigs over the weekend in New York City: the first was Saturday night (September 21) at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where the band played an intimate show for around 1,500 fans in the small yet historic theater.

The second event, on Sunday (September 22), took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, where the band came out to play “Enter Sandman” in honor of Yankees great Mariano Rivera, who is retiring at the end of this season.

The closer, who holds the Major League record for most saves, has used “Enter Sandman” as his entrance music since 1999.

After their performance in center field, METALLICA came down to home plate to present Rivera with a custom amplifier that read “Metallica 42 Sandman” in honor of the pitcher’s uniform number. That day’s opposing team, the San Francisco Giants, also gave Rivera a custom guitar designed by Kirk Hammett and signed by baseball legend Willie Mays.

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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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A new behind-the-scenes clip from the making of METALLICA‘s new 3D IMAX movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, can be seen below. In the latest clip, the stage show moves to Edmonton, Canada and the movie crew is there to film the first parts of the 3D concert film. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield meets the opening band and James‘ assistant gets a few pies for his birthday.

The members of METALLICA will make select personal appearances at theaters around the country starting this Thursday (September 26) to celebrate the release of “Metallica Through The Never”. The film officially opens on Friday (September 27) for an exclusive week-long run on IMAX screens before expanding to other theaters on October 4.

It might be good to have members of the group on hand to explain the surreal narrative that winds its way through the concert footage, in which a roadie played by Dane DeHaan finds himself in an increasingly hostile urban environment while on a mission for the band. Bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio what he thinks it all means. “My take on it is there’s two worlds,” he said. “When you’re in a concert venue with METALLICA, it could seem like the most perfect environment. But beyond those walls of the venue, you have mayhem and it could be anything. It could be anarchy. There are problems beyond those walls that exist with what’s happening in that bubble of, you know, this perfect world of music and metal.”

In other news, METALLICA played two special gigs over the weekend in New York City: the first was Saturday night (September 21) at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where the band played an intimate show for around 1,500 fans in the small yet historic theater.

The second event, on Sunday (September 22), took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, where the band came out to play “Enter Sandman” in honor of Yankees great Mariano Rivera, who is retiring at the end of this season.

The closer, who holds the Major League record for most saves, has used “Enter Sandman” as his entrance music since 1999.

After their performance in center field, METALLICA came down to home plate to present Rivera with a custom amplifier that read “Metallica 42 Sandman” in honor of the pitcher’s uniform number. That day’s opposing team, the San Francisco Giants, also gave Rivera a custom guitar designed by Kirk Hammett and signed by baseball legend Willie Mays.

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A new behind-the-scenes clip from the making of METALLICA‘s new 3D IMAX movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, can be seen below. The clip contains footage of METALLICA unleashing its powerful new stage show Full Arsenal during eight incredible sold-out nights in Mexico City.

The members of METALLICA will make select personal appearances at theaters around the country starting this Thursday (September 26) to celebrate the release of “Metallica Through The Never”. The film officially opens on Friday (September 27) for an exclusive week-long run on IMAX screens before expanding to other theaters on October 4.

It might be good to have members of the group on hand to explain the surreal narrative that winds its way through the concert footage, in which a roadie played by Dane DeHaan finds himself in an increasingly hostile urban environment while on a mission for the band. Bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio what he thinks it all means. “My take on it is there’s two worlds,” he said. “When you’re in a concert venue with METALLICA, it could seem like the most perfect environment. But beyond those walls of the venue, you have mayhem and it could be anything. It could be anarchy. There are problems beyond those walls that exist with what’s happening in that bubble of, you know, this perfect world of music and metal.”

In other news, METALLICA played two special gigs over the weekend in New York City: the first was Saturday night (September 21) at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where the band played an intimate show for around 1,500 fans in the small yet historic theater.

The second event, on Sunday (September 22), took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, where the band came out to play “Enter Sandman” in honor of Yankees great Mariano Rivera, who is retiring at the end of this season.

The closer, who holds the Major League record for most saves, has used “Enter Sandman” as his entrance music since 1999.

After their performance in center field, METALLICA came down to home plate to present Rivera with a custom amplifier that read “Metallica 42 Sandman” in honor of the pitcher’s uniform number. That day’s opposing team, the San Francisco Giants, also gave Rivera a custom guitar designed by Kirk Hammett and signed by baseball legend Willie Mays.

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We have a great show planned tonight. Our buddy Bob from Relapse Records will be sitting in on the show hanging out with us. Plus, Rob will recap seeing Metallica last night at the Apollo Theater. So tune in, tonight starting at 6pm Eastern (3PM Pacific Time, 11pm In London, 8am Mon in Sydney) and …

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METALLICA teamed up with SiriusXM radio to bring back the Mandatory Metallica channel and celebrated with a special show last night (Saturday, September 21) at Harlem’s world-famous 1,500-capacity Apollo Theater in New York City.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Ride The Lightning
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. The Day That Never Comes
06. The Memory Remains
07. Broken, Beat & Scarred
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Sad But True
10. Orion
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman

Encore:

16. Creeping Death
17. Battery
18. Seek & Destroy

Fan-filmed can be seen below. Also available are photos courtesy of Theo Wargo for SiriusXM.

METALLICA will reportedly perform today (Sunday, September 22) at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor retiring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants — who happen to be METALLICA‘s hometown team.

And why would METALLICA pay tribute to the legendary Rivera, who’s calling it quits after nearly 20 years with the Yanks? Because for most of those years, the future Baseball Hall Of Famer has been coming out of the bullpen to close out games to the tune of METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” playing on the stadium’s P.A. system.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Daily News contacted Yankees reps about the matter, but a team spokesperson would not comment on “any events surrounding Mo‘s ceremony.”

METALLICA performed at Yankee Stadium once before, nearly two years ago in September 2011 when the “Big Four” tour with SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH stopped there.

Photo credit: Theo Wargo for SiriusXM

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METALLICA sit down for an interview and perform on Comedy Central‘s “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday, September 24. Check your local listings and providers for show times.

For more information, visit ColbertNation.com.

As previously reported, METALLICA will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM satellite radio on Monday, September 23.

Back in July, Gary Dell’Abate, the executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show”, revealed that METALLICA would take part in an interview and perform two of its “classic” songs on the program.

METALLICA is rumored to be preparing a surprise performance at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor retiring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera. The New York Daily News noted last month that METALLICA will be in town to perform at the Apollo Theater on September 21, one day before the Yankees stage a celebration of Rivera‘s career on September 22 prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants — who happen to be METALLICA‘s hometown team.

And why would METALLICA pay tribute to the legendary Rivera, who’s calling it quits after nearly 20 years with the Yanks? Because for most of those years, the future Baseball Hall Of Famer has been coming out of the bullpen to close out games to the tune of METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” playing on the stadium’s P.A. system.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Daily News contacted Yankees reps about the matter, but a team spokesperson would not comment on “any events surrounding Mo‘s ceremony.”

METALLICA performed at Yankee Stadium once before, nearly two years ago in September 2011 when the “Big Four” tour with SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH stopped there.

METALLICA is playing at the Apollo to promote the release of its new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”.

The 3D IMAX film made its world premiere on September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening on September 27 at IMAX theaters and expanding onto additional screens on October 4.

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When METALLICA‘s new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, opens in 3D IMAX on September 27, fans will see the band performing on a massive stage, specially constructed for the film, that incorporates elements of METALLICA live shows from the past 30 years. The Pulse Of Radio asked bassist Robert Trujillo if there is any chance of taking that stage show on the road. “Well, that’s the plan, you know,” he said. “I don’t think you build something that incredible and not, you know, share it with the world. Obviously we’re just trying to get through this phase of the journey and gonna release this beast to the world and present it on the IMAX screens, and then after that, you know, we’ll see where the adventure takes us, you know. We do have this stage, we should put it to use.”

The band has released a third chapter in its “Hit The Lights: The Making Of Metallica’s Through The Never” series of videos.

The new segment focuses on the conception and construction of the stage and live production.

The movie will expand to theaters around the country on October 4 after its limited IMAX opening on September 27.

The film, a blend of concert movie and fictional narrative, 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.

This Saturday (September 21), METALLICA will play a special show at New York’s famed Apollo Theater as part of the promotion for the film.

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METALLICA will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM satellite radio on Monday, September 23.

Back in July, Gary Dell’Abate, the executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show”, revealed that METALLICA would take part in an interview and perform two of its “classic” songs on the program.

As previously reported, METALLICA is rumored to be preparing a surprise performance at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor retiring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera. The New York Daily News noted last month that METALLICA will be in town to perform at the Apollo Theater on September 21, one day before the Yankees stage a celebration of Rivera‘s career on September 22 prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants — who happen to be METALLICA‘s hometown team.

And why would METALLICA pay tribute to the legendary Rivera, who’s calling it quits after nearly 20 years with the Yanks? Because for most of those years, the future Baseball Hall Of Famer has been coming out of the bullpen to close out games to the tune of METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” playing on the stadium’s P.A. system.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Daily News contacted Yankees reps about the matter, but a team spokesperson would not comment on “any events surrounding Mo‘s ceremony.”

METALLICA performed at Yankee Stadium once before, nearly two years ago in September 2011 when the “Big Four” tour with SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH stopped there.

As previously reported, METALLICA is playing at the Apollo to promote the release of its new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”.

The 3D IMAX film made its world premiere on September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening on September 27 at IMAX theaters and expanding onto additional screens on October 4.

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Metallica are in serious promo-mode for the upcoming release of their 3D movie, Through The Never. The band is all over the place doing interviews, getting their own non-stop Metallica station on SiriusXM, leading up to a show at the Apollo Theater next Saturday. One of the topics that's been coming up in interviews is when …

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