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METALLICA members Lars Ulrich (drums) and Robert Trujillo (bass) took part in a news conference and interview at RIA Novosti‘s press center this past Saturday (September 14) before the Russian premiere of their new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, in Moscow. More video footage of the question-and-answer session can be seen below.

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.

“There was a lot of times in this movie where we’re like, ‘No way, we can’t do this. Let’s just pull the plug,” said METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. “From the money it’s gonna take to make this thing, how long it’s gonna take to even break even; our kids could still have the bill for this thing.”

In an interview with CNN this past July, Hetfield said that a lot of thought went into creating the exact right film for METALLICA.

“People have done live concerts,” Hetfield said. “We’ve done live concerts and DVDs. If we’re going to invest a lot of time and money and effort into something, let’s make it unique. That’s what we’ve always done. We had a ton of ideas for this thing. You get really creative with something way out of your budget and then you shrink it down. Some of the best ideas hang on and end up in the film. We wanted animation, we wanted CGI — you name it! But I think the narrative is extremely potent and multilayered. There’s a lot of dynamics going on at once. It’s a couple movies in one.”

A review of the film by Dennis Harvey of Variety can be found at

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.

The concert sequences for the movie were shot in August 2012 at two shows in Vancouver, Canada and feature a stage containing elements of many of METALLICA‘s previous live productions from the past 30 years.

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Progressive, atmospheric black metallers Altar of Plagues have posted the following statement via their Facebook:

“Altar of Plagues will conclude this year. 

I decided before writing “Teethed Glory and Injury” that it would be our final album. It was executed with this fact in mind. I can state it no more simply than this; it is time to move on. 

We considered whether or not we would say anything at all regarding this. But at the very least, we would like to give people an opportunity to see us perform again should they care to. And so, these upcoming shows will be our final. 

Our very final performance will be on October 19th, at Unsound Festival Poland. As a festival that celebrates the eclectic and the eccentric, I can think of no other place that would be more appropriate for this occasion. It is exactly the type of environment in which I have always aspired to share our work, and it will be a celebratory occasion to conclude at what I believe will be the peak of our existence as a group. 

I still find it difficult to believe that what began as a bedroom recording in 2007, became a group of individuals that have performed in Moscow, San Francisco, and many places between. We have travelled further, and shared more music than we had ever expected. Thank you to each and every person who supported us.

I will continue to work as WIFE . However, I am not closing the door on the sounds I developed as Altar of Plagues. Many stones remain unturned.

James / Altar of Plagues / July 15 2013″

Booooo! Catch those final shows when and if you still can.

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Moscow’s Abdication is set to release “Broken World” via Grailight Productions this coming June 25th, 2013. A lyric video for the song “Revenge to Heaven” is now available and can be found below. The “Broken World” track listing is: 1

The post Abdication Posts New Lyric Video For “Revenge To Heaven” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) and Marco Hietala (bass) of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH took part in a press conference prior to the Russian premeire of their “Imaginaerum” film — based on the band’s album of the same name — on May 28 at Cinema Center at Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow.

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Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) and Marco Hietala (bass) of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH took part in a question-and-answer session at the Russian premeire of their “Imaginaerum” film — based on the band’s album of the same name — on May 28 at Cinema Center at Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow.

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Former and current members of JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE and SCORPIONS are currently taking part in a week-long tour of Russia where they are playing classic songs from their respective bands under the banner ROCKSTAR.

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Emmure with Frankie (centre)

Emmure were forced to prematurely finish a gig in Moscow earlier this week after singer Frankie Palmeri was electrocuted on stage by a faulty mic. Helpfully, someone caught it on film:

Don’t worry though, folks, he’s OK now:

Sorry I almost literally died on stage tonight #Moscow. Getting zapped by 200 volts feels like shit. Ya almost got me tonight. #STILLALIVE

— MR.SUS A.K.A SO TRUE (@FrankiePalmeri) May 7, 2013


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Rogue Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Astral Display: “Rogue Records America is proud to announce its partnership with Astral Display effective March 17th 2014. Hailing from Moscow, Astral Display is a djentprogressivemath metal band that combines in brutal intensity, compound, complex and mixed time signatures, extreme vocals and a mystical touch of melody and deep clean vocals. Label owner Dean Martinetti also commented on the band’s “Promethus” album: “The band has a stunning debut that we are proud to publish as a re-issue and distribute worldwide.

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British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will release their 19th studio album, “Now What?!”, via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group, on the following dates:

Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Spain: April 26
UK, France, Benelux, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark: April 29
North America, Italy: April 30
Sweden: May 1


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Moscow’s Necromorphic Irruption has revealed the cover artwork for the band’s debut full-length “Slaughter of the Earth,” which can be viewed below. Further details will be announced shortly. On April 22nd the band will also be perform in Moscow at Plan B Club alongside Defeated Sanity, Katalepsy, and Ossuary Anex

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