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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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The members of METALLICA have revealed that they were asked to send the lyrics to their entire discography to the Chinese government for approval before they were given permission to play in the country. “We had to give them a whole set of songs and they went through all the lyrics and okayed which ones we could play, which ones we couldn’t play,” METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett revealed during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” on Monday, September 23. “They see a lyric like ‘Master Of Puppets’ being so subversive that they’re not allowing us to play it. It’s kind of scary.” Added METALLICA frontman James Hetfield: “And that just brings more attention to it, of course. That doesn’t work.”

According to METALLICA, they never considered canceling their Chinese shows after being told which songs they couldn’t perform in the country.

“There were 40,000 kids over those two nights that were, I mean, they were really responding to what we were doing,” said METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich. “It was insane.”

“Whatever rules they set down, the fans were there to have fun,” stated Hetfield. “We got our foot in the door. We were able to go and play in China. That was the key.”

“What I did is, I had an open guitar solo thing where I just sit there and riff,” said Hammett. “I played the riff for ‘Master Of Puppets’ and a couple of other songs that weren’t allowed to be played. I played just the music, so I kind of snuck it in there.”

Ulrich also explained that METALLICA‘s Chinese fans were fully aware of the restrictions that were placed upon the band during their appearance in the country. “What we’re talking about here is not a secret. They published it on government web sites — what songs we could play and what we couldn’t. I mean, it’s fine.”

METALLICA played for the first time ever in China last month, doing two sold-out shows at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on August 13 and August 14. The first night sold out in record time and faster than any other Western act that has played the country before.

Official video recaps of the two concerts can be seen below.

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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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A music video edited with footage from their upcoming 3D movie, Metallica Through The Never, out Sept. 27th on IMAX and October 4th everywhere.

The post METALLICA "Master of Puppets" Through The Never live clip appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA‘s September 19 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Holier Than Thou
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. The Day That Never Comes
06. The Memory Remains
07. Wherever I May Roam
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Sad But True
10. …And Justice For All
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

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich explained in a question-and-answer session that followed a recent screening of METALLICA‘s upcoming movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, that the film has actually inspired the metal legends to get moving on new music. Ulrich said, “Getting a chance to do all these challenges and adventures really fuels us to go back into the studio and make hopefully a better album… METALLICA, I think, increasingly depends on these types of things to feel challenged as artists. So making films is great and it certainly gets us out of our comfort zone, so when we get back to the studio we just feel more inspired and more invigorated.”

Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that the band gets energized by branching out into other projects before returning to work on its next record. “There’ll be a new record and we certainly never want to turn into a nostalgia band, but at the same time, you’ve got to keep yourself, I guess, creatively alive and that’s what we do by playing these gigs and doing all these other projects and doing movies and festivals,” he said. “I mean, it’s just, all that stuff’s a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of time, you know.”

The drummer added that the band is immensely satisfied with the filmmaking experience and final result, saying, “Three years later it’s just so cool to sit up there and feel the energy and take it in that energy on the screen.”

Frontman James Hetfield agreed that the band’s creative process while making the film was similar to the way it comes up with ideas for its albums, saying, “We had a whole bunch of ideas and that was the easy part. Making them all come to fruition and getting them in the movie was (the hard part). We couldn’t put everything in there as the price tag would have doubled or tripled.”

“Through The Never” premiered earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival and will open in IMAX theaters on September 27, expanding to more screens on October 4.

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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Video footage of METALLICA performing its classic song “Master Of Puppets” — featuring various other clips from the band’s movie “Metallica Through The Never” — can be seen below.

The performance footage for “Metallica Through the Never” was filmed in Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada. In addition, the film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9.

“It’s all been a five-year journey to try to get to the Toronto Film Festival,” METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently told HuffPost Canada. “And we figured with Canadian content we would have a better shot if we shot it here in Canada. So we’ve had this planned for a long time.”

“We’ve always felt comfortable filming stuff up [in Canada],” METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. “And obviously everyone knows that there are great crews here, good production deals to be had, that kind of stuff.”

“Canadians have so much love for METALLICA,” Hammett added. “It’s very, very evident all across the country. I mean, every time we come here, we sell out instantly. We play the shows and the fans are always so great and the people are always so great. Canada is a very welcoming place for METALLICA.”

METALLICA reportedly spent $20 million of its own money to make the film, which will also play at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas several days before it opens in limited release on IMAX screens around the country on September 27. The film will then expand to more theaters on October 4.

The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, will be out on September 24. The two-disc CD will come out on METALLICA‘s own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats.

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Imagine Network TV has uploaded video footage of METALLICA‘s entire August 24 press conference prior to the band’s concert at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Check it out below.

The band’s setlist for the Singapore show was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. The Shortest Straw
04. Ride The Lightning
05. Fade To Black
06. The Memory Remains
07. Broken, Beat & Scarred
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Sad But True
10. …And Justice For All
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

The members of METALLICA gave a press conference in Singapore, just before the band’s first-ever concert in China, where they were asked how they deal with the physical demands of touring after 30 years. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett said, “I do a lot of yoga. We’re all pretty physical. [Bassist Robert Trujillo] and I like to surf. We just got off a week-long stint in Bali, surfing a lot. You know, it’s important to keep maintenance on the road — eat well, sleep well, and just make sure the engine inside is running well. It’s really important. ‘Cause the last thing I wanna do is drop on stage.”

Drummer Lars Ulrich added, “We have two guys downstairs who take care of stretching us and putting us back into shape — our necks and our arms and everything. They’re among the two hardest-working guys in rock and roll. So we take all that stuff really seriously. I mean, if you could see our [tour] rider, it’s carrots and strange vegetables and nasty fruit juices. It’s not what it was back in the day, thankfully. But yeah, we do take [staying healthy] very seriously. Absolutely.”

Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that his main concern about getting older as a musician was whether aging and other issues could eventually take their toll on him. “The thing that just freaks me out is I just don’t know physically,” he said. “‘Jumping Jack Flash’ and ‘Satisfaction’ — sure, I can probably play those when I’m 65. Playing ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ and ‘Dyer’s Eve’ — I don’t know. It’s the unknown. I just don’t know. And if it becomes a joke, or if it becomes just not physically possible to do, then hopefully we’ll have the sense to bow out gracefully.”

Frontman James Hetfield told the press in Singapore, “We’ll do this until we don’t wanna do it anymore; it’s as simple as that. There’s no use doing something your heart is not in. But for us, we love what we do and we’re blessed that way.”

Press conference – Part 1:

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Official MetOnTour video recap of Singapore concert:



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Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult Magazine recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Ghost Cult Magazine: You have come back really quickly with “Savages” following “Enslaved” last year. Why the fast turnaround between albums?

Max: It felt good to bang out another record quickly. It’s not always the goal, but it was good to write some new music right away. We like to keep it moving. We had everything planned to do a new record for the new label Nuclear Blast. The deal with Nuclear Blast came through perfectly. My son, Zyon, came in to play drums. We had Terry Date on board to do the record. And I really love what Terry did with it. He did a great job, with a raw-sounding record. And we just went for it. It was great to have all of these great fucking people on the record! I love the guest appearances the most. “Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla” with Neil (Fallon), “K.C.S.” with Mitch (Harris) from NAPALM DEATH, Jamie (Hanks) from I DECLARE WAR on “Fallen”, and my son Igor on “Bloodshed”. For me, “Savages” is a combination of both worlds. It has the grooviness of the first SOULFLY album and it also has that extreme death metal-sounding songs. A lot of people liked “Enslaved”, so I didn’t want to get rid of it entirely. A lot of people wanted me to go back to the killer grooves of the very first SOULFLY album. So I decided to write an album that has more of that. And I also like the songs are quite long, like six minutes, seven minutes, ten minute long songs, like “Ride The Lightning” and “Master Of Puppets”, on those old METALLICA records. The songs don’t even feel like seven minutes, to listen to them. Time just flies when you listen to it. It makes you feel good, and the songs are killer. Overall, I’m really happy with the record and I’m very stoked and I can’t wait to even play these songs live. It felt like the right record to make. Like I said, it’s a combination. “Fallen” is a perfect song, with Jamie from I DECLARE WAR. To me, it’s pretty much a death metal song. It’s got all of the elements of death metal. And “Cannibal Holocaust” is a pure thrash/grind/death metal song. But I didn’t want to make that same record again. I wanted to do something totality new. But a song like “Ayatollah of Rock ‘N’ Rolla”, it something totally new. I never did anything like that before. It starts with like this country, cowboy riff, and Neil starts talking over it and it was so killer! And of course that line in the chorus “Ayatollah of Rock ‘N’ Rolla” is from “Mad Max”. It’s probably my favorite song on the album. I don’t want to make the same record over and over. So “Savages”‘ got new things on it that no one has heard from me before, and I am really glad about that.

Ghost Cult Magazine: I think it is very difficult in music, especially in metal, to reinvent your self all the time. Do you keep that in mind from album to album?

Max: I kind of just go with it. I don’t think about that stuff. I just roll with it. If I think about it, it will make me crazy. I just make records. I don’t have a favorite one. They all fit together and they are all a part of my history. They are all a little different, which is great. I have been doing this a long time and I have a lot of records under my belt. What I am interested in is to keep going. I have a vision for my music, I see it going for a long time. We don’t have to write stupid radio songs. We write what we like, we play what we like. And the fans really connect with that. We are playing what we love. They know we are not writing stupid bubblegum, radio songs, concerned with getting played on the radio. That’s not what we’re here for. We are here for the heaviness, for the metal that we love. Because I love metal. Metal is in my veins and it is what I love. I want to keep doing this for a long-ass time. To me, this is only the beginning.

Ghost Cult Magazine: You have produced the vast majority of SOULFLY‘s albums yourself. What was it like to turn over the reigns to Terry Date?

Max: It was just the right time and the right place. Terry has been coming to SOULFLY shows forever. The last time was in Seattle with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. He came to the show and he was just hanging out. I said to him, “Man! When are we going to work together?” I kind of gave the question to him. And he said, “Just call me!” and we’ll do it. So when it came time to make the record, we called him. He gave me a great deal because he really wanted to work with me. We first met with the DEFTONES when they did “Around The Fur” I came into to do “Headup”. Terry is a really a rocker, man. He loves metal and he loves rock. He is a real professional. He has done so many amazing records, like the PANTERA records, DEFTONES, the SOUNDGARDEN records, like “Badmotorfinger”. Those are heavy records. Just classic fucking records. I was really excited and very motivated to work with him. So a lot of the writing for “Savages” had that in mind. I was thrilled that Terry was in charge of the record. I knew working with him, it had to be good. And he didn’t disappoint me. To me, it’s my favorite sound. This is the best-sounding SOULFLY record. Best guitar sound, best drum sound. Terry has done an amazing job and not to put any others down, even me, but this is the best one. The other records are good, but it doesn’t compare to Terry‘s stuff. Terry is just a master.

Read the entire interview at Ghost Cult Magazine.

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Official MetOnTour video recap of METALLICA‘s August 25 concert at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia can be seen below. The 20-minute clip includes a tuning-room segment, the pre-show huddle and “Cyanide” from the concert.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Fuel
04. Ride The Lightning
05. Fade To Black
06. The Four Horsemen
07. Cyanide
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. Fight Fire With Fire
18. Seek & Destroy

The governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, attended the concert in the city — 25 years to the day after the release of the band’s fourth album, “…And Justice For All”, and more than 20 years after their tumultuous first show in Indonesia.

“I am happy and satisfied with the concert,” Widodo said after the show. “No one got out of control. We showed them that Jakarta citizens are all dignified. We could rock the night away in an orderly fashion.”

60,000 Indonesian metal fans attended the concert, where more than 2,000 security personnel were deployed.

METALLICA‘s last show in Indonesia took place in 1993 — at the peak of the band’s commercial popularity while they were on the road supporting the mega-selling “black” album. One of the biggest shows that Indonesia had ever hosted, it ended with a riot that saw angry fans — many of whom were trying to get into the concert for free — burning cars and destroying public property, as well as sustaining countless physical injuries while fighting with the police.

Back in May, Widodo had to turn over his autographed METALLICA bass guitar to the government temporarily, while authorities determined whether the instrument was merely a gift or a violation of ethics rules. Widodo received the bass from METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, but had to give it up to the state within 30 days, according to laws regarding gifts to state officials.

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Official MetOnTour video recap of METALLICA‘s August 24 concert at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore can be seen below. The 16-minute clip includes a band photo shoot, a tuning-room segment, and “Broken, Beat & Scarred” from the show.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. The Shortest Straw
04. Ride The Lightning
05. Fade To Black
06. The Memory Remains
07. Broken, Beat & Scarred
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Sad But True
10. …And Justice For All
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

The members of METALLICA gave a press conference in Singapore, just before the band’s first-ever concert in China, where they were asked how they deal with the physical demands of touring after 30 years. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett said, “I do a lot of yoga. We’re all pretty physical. [Bassist Robert Trujillo] and I like to surf. We just got off a week-long stint in Bali, surfing a lot. You know, it’s important to keep maintenance on the road — eat well, sleep well, and just make sure the engine inside is running well. It’s really important. ‘Cause the last thing I wanna do is drop on stage.”

Drummer Lars Ulrich added, “We have two guys downstairs who take care of stretching us and putting us back into shape — our necks and our arms and everything. They’re among the two hardest-working guys in rock and roll. So we take all that stuff really seriously. I mean, if you could see our [tour] rider, it’s carrots and strange vegetables and nasty fruit juices. It’s not what it was back in the day, thankfully. But yeah, we do take [staying healthy] very seriously. Absolutely.”

Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that his main concern about getting older as a musician was whether aging and other issues could eventually take their toll on him. “The thing that just freaks me out is I just don’t know physically,” he said. “‘Jumping Jack Flash’ and ‘Satisfaction’ — sure, I can probably play those when I’m 65. Playing ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ and ‘Dyer’s Eve’ — I don’t know. It’s the unknown. I just don’t know. And if it becomes a joke, or if it becomes just not physically possible to do, then hopefully we’ll have the sense to bow out gracefully.”

Frontman James Hetfield told the press in Singapore, “We’ll do this until we don’t wanna do it anymore; it’s as simple as that. There’s no use doing something your heart is not in. But for us, we love what we do and we’re blessed that way.”

METALLICA was in Toronto last night (Monday, September 9) for the premiere of the band’s new film, “Metallica Through The Never”.

The 3D IMAX movie will open on September 27 at IMAX theaters and expanding on to additional screens on October 4.

METALLICA will also play a special show at the Apollo Theater in New York City on September 21 to promote the release of the film.



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