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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, years of production all comes down to this as METALLICA films the concert portions of “Metallica Through The Never” over the course of two mega-nights in Vancouver, Canada.

“Metallica Through The Never” officially opened on Friday (September 27) for an exclusive week-long run on IMAX screens before expanding to other theaters on October 4. The film’s surreal narrative 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.”

“[Director] Nimród [Antal] came up with the story line,” METALLICA frontman James Hetfield said. “It really is two movies in one. We wanted to have the best concert footage ever filmed and also have a story line and give it some legs that will be open for interpretation. There are so many metaphors in there. And there’s no good side or bad side. There’s just turmoil. That’s just a part of human nature — fight or flight at times. For me, when the rider shows up he’s the embodiment of hate. And then there’s fire. Of course. You gotta have fire.”

“Metallica Through The Never” sees 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 idea to bring back some of the gags from the ’80s, when we were a little more theatrical, was that there are so many kids nowadays who have only heard about statues and crosses and so on,” said METALLICA drummer Ulrich. “So it was sort of like METALLICA has generally shied away from being too retro. But five years ago, when we were with [producer] Rick Rubin working on [METALLICA‘s latest album] ‘Death Magnetic’, he started encouraging us to be inspired by our past and not run away from it. So that’s why we decided to bring back some of those gags, 2012-style. It was time to maybe be okay with sharing that with younger kids without feeling like we were turning into a retro band.”

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The members of METALLICA took part in a question-and-answer session following the September 23 screening of their new 3D IMAX movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, at New York’s Walter Reade Theater. Fan-filmed video footage of the discussion can be seen below.

Regarding comparisons to the classic 1976 LED ZEPPELIN film “The Song Remains The Same”, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said: “I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but [we felt strongly that] it shouldn’t be ‘The Song Remains The Same’. We don’t want to be in the non-concert part. We don’t see ourselves acting.”

He added: “[We decided] it shouldn’t be in the infomercial style that a lot of the current ones are, where they follow a band on the road, and here they are on and off airplanes. There wasn’t a blueprint for this movie, and that’s what made it so hard to sell in Hollywood.”

“[Director] Nimród [Antal] came up with the story line,” frontman James Hetfield added. “It really is two movies in one. We wanted to have the best concert footage ever filmed and also have a story line and give it some legs that will be open for interpretation. There are so many metaphors in there. And there’s no good side or bad side. There’s just turmoil. That’s just a part of human nature — fight or flight at times. For me, when the rider shows up he’s the embodiment of hate. And then there’s fire. Of course. You gotta have fire.”

Ulrich also spoke about METALLICA‘s penchant for avoiding the obvious path and taking chances with their projects.

“We’re four guys and we’re always thinking, ‘Let’s be creative and try something different,'” Ulrich said. “The model of album, tour, album, tour is a little old. There are so many other ways to express yourself now. There are festivals [like our Orion Music + More festival], and Lou Reed calls, and movies. There are so many different things we want to do. We’re just so curious, and we want to live in these things and experience them, and that invigorates us so when we go back to making another record or writing a song we have all of these experiences to draw from.”

“Making a film of this size was radically different than making a record,” added Ulrich. “For me, the biggest thing was the scale of it and the amount of people that are involved. It can get overwhelming at times. It’s been three years and there are times it felt like the whole thing was running amok and [we wondered] who’s steering the ship. The intimacy you have in the recording studio where you really feel on top of what’s going on…I don’t feel we had that the whole time [with the movie], but we tried to commandeer it. I’m proud to say most of what you see does come from us, but it’s been a mindfuck at times. And we’re all psyched to get back to the studio and get back to that intimacy again.”

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

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Deprecated has inked a multi-album deal with Unique Leader Records. The label issued the following statement: “Forged from the crucible of some of the industry’s most influential bands, comes the tempered, hulking monstrosity that is Deprecated. Cast from members of the mighty Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, and Disgorge, Deprecated is the embodiment of agonizing brutality

The post Deprecated Signs Deal With Unique Leader To Release “Deriding His Creation” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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PsychoBliss, the female-fronted duo from Phoenix, AZ, has announced details regarding the band’s upcoming EP, due for release on December 21st, 2012. The track listing for “Dreams of Dystopia” is as follows:

1. The Coldest Years
2. Don’t Leave
3. Poisoned Fangs
4. Drifting Away
5. Finally Dead

In addition to the band’s description of the new EP as being “dark and atmospheric,” PsychoBliss adds, “Right from the beginning, we set out to create beautiful sounding music, with undertones of gritty black metal and manic depression. We feel it really turned out to be the embodiment of ‘dark metal.’”

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Devolved has posted a new song online, which can be heard below, and the band commented on the track:

“Another new Devolved song titled ‘Terminal Enslavement,’ featuring Tony Campos (Soulfly, Prong, Ministry, Asesino, ex Static-x) on guest vocals is now streaming. Taken from the upcoming album ‘Reprisal’, available world-wide November 20th!”

The previously posted song “Embodiment” is also still available for streaming over at this location.

Terminal Enslavement (Featuring Tony Campos) by Devolved

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Devolved has posted a new song online, which can be heard below, and the band commented on the track:

“Another new Devolved song titled ‘Terminal Enslavement,’ featuring Tony Campos (Soulfly, Prong, Ministry, Asesino, ex Static-x) on guest vocals is now streaming. Taken from the upcoming album ‘Reprisal’, available world-wide November 20th!”

The previously posted song “Embodiment” is also still available for streaming over at this location.

Terminal Enslavement (Featuring Tony Campos) by Devolved

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Devolved has posted a new song online titled “Embodiment,” which can be heard below, and the band commented:

“Another new Devolved song titled ‘Embodiment’ from the upcoming album ‘Reprisal’ is now streaming through the player below. Featuring a guest guitar solo by Nate Vennarucci from Ontogeny and Anomalous. Spread the word and let us know what you think… this one is Epic!”

To hear more from “Reprisal,” check out the song “Systematic Avenger” over at this location.

Embodiment by Devolved

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“Embodiment”, a brand new song from Australian/Los Angeles tech-metal masters DEVOLVED, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below.

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Today, Arkhamin Kirjasto premieres the new video for “Sea of Madness,” which comes from the band’s recently released debut album, “Torches Ablaze.” Check out the video below. The following press release was also issued:

“Released on September 5th by Ektro Records, ‘Torches Ablaze’ is exciting and bewildering listeners alike with its Lovecraftian take on weirdo melodic death metal (or, as the band puts it, ‘from Angel Witch to Morbid Angel’). ‘Sea of Madness’ is a provocative embodiment of those elements, and its similarly/eerily provocative video can be viewed below.”

“It wonderfully crafts a vision of disturbed mind,” says vocalist/drummer Samae Koskinen of the Mattyr Hekuma-directed video. “The video captures brilliantly the feel of the song. It’s much more Lovecraftian than tentacles and piles of green goo.”

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Argentinian death metal band Findumonde has released its recent album “Licantropia” in CD format on Cumpa Records. The album has been streaming online for a while, and you may listen to the full album below. Part 1 has links to part 2 posted on the upload. Although this marks the debut for Findumonde, the band members are veterans of the Argentinian scene and hail from such bands as JesusMartyr, Avernal, Embodiment and The Killing.

The Buenos Aires natives came together in 2009 and released “Licantropia” this year, which was recorded by Sebastian Manta in La Nave de Oseberg and mixed by Nicolas Ghiglione of PGM. Listen to all eight tracks below, or over at Bandcamp. In October Findumonde will release a special album edition of the CD limited to 50 copies with alternative cover artwork. It will contain different versions of three of the tracks, plus an acoustic guitar and piano interpretation of the song “Lycanthropus.” Visit Findumonde over at Facebook.

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