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Fan-filmed video footage of METAL CHURCH‘s March 8 performance at Emire in Springfield, Virginia can be seen below.

“Generation Nothing”, the tenth studio album from METAL CHURCHRonny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Rick Van Zandt on guitar, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums — sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was issued on October 22, 2013 via Kurdt‘s label Body Of Work Recordings in conjunction with Rat Pak Records.

“Generation Nothing” track listing:

01. Bullet Proof
02. Dead City
03. Generation Nothing
04. Noises In The Wall
05. Jump The Gun
06. Suiciety
07. Scream
08. Hits Keep Comin’
09. Close To The Bone
10. The Media Horse

According to Vanderhoof, “Generation Nothing” — which was recorded at Kurdt‘s English Channel studio in Washingtion — marks a “return to [METAL CHURCH‘s] classic metal sound. It has elements of the first album and ‘The Dark’, but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past.”

Munroe said in an interview with Metal Assault that the new METAL CHURCH effort would contain material that is “very reminiscent of the old days with some stuff that’s very ‘now.’” He added: “There’s a bit of… I’m not going to say ‘prog’ because it’s not, but there’s a couple of elements in there that are a little bit progressive. For the most part, out of this batch of songs, they really sound more reminiscent of the early days than anything we’ve done before with this lineup. This excites me very much, and I think the fans are really going to dig it.”

Regarding the circumstances that led to METAL CHURCH‘s breakup in 2009, Ronny said: “Well, in a nutshell, without going into a huge and long story here, it was certain aspects of things that had continued to happen to the band throughout its career. Not having the proper management and the proper people in place that were handling us. You know, we ended up taking some shows we shouldn’t have taken and that just led to where Kurdt was really getting fed up and then we all kind of got that way. Basically, we figured before we end up disbanding because of other reasons such as maybe starting to fight with one another or whatnot, we decided to go ahead and end it then. We all ended up friends and we wanted to keep it that way. So I won’t go into specifics, but we all know what the music industry is like now compared to what it was like back then. We just didn’t have the right people in our camp.”

Asked what the band is going to do differently this time around to avoid falling into the same trap, Ronny said: “This time around we’re going to release this next record on Kurdt‘s label. Basically, Kurdt and the band and whatnot are taking a lot more control of the situation. Yes, maybe the downloading thing is even worse than 2009, but also on the other hand, if you know what you’re doing and you use the Internet correctly, you can actually have success. Kurdt‘s been doing that with his prog band PRESTO BALLET and whatnot. In this day and age, the time is right to go and try something on your own. If it doesn’t work, you can always end up going out and searching for a label or something. We’re going to take a shot at it and see what happens and I think we’re probably going to have some decent success.”

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DrugMetal.ru conducted an interview with reformed industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH prior to their August 24 concert at Moscow Hall in Moscow, Russia. You can now watch the chat below.

GODFLESH will release its first new recording in over 12 years through Decibel magazine’s Flexi Series in October. A cover of the track “F.O.D. (Fuck of Death)” by legendary death thrashers SLAUGHTER (Canada) will be included in the subscriber version of the magazine’s November issue (streeting October 5).

You can now stream the track at this location.

In a recent interview with the French radio station Le 106, GODFLESH‘s Justin Broadrick stated about the band’s forthcoming album — which is tentatively titled “A World Lit Only By Fire” and due in May 2014 — “It will be [musically] similar to the first two or three [GODFLESH albums]. I just think, like we’re playing these shows, we feel very pure about we’re doing and honoring the initial intentions with what we originally set out to do. Which, I think, like most bands and musicians and all the rest of it, by the time you get on to your fourth album, it’s somewhat of a dilution going on to what you initially tried to achieve. It will definitely sound aggressive and it probably won’t sound like any of the other records we’ve made, but it will have the minimalism of the first few records.”

Added GODFLESH bassist G.C. Green: “It won’t sound like the first two record; it will be more the spirit… When you make records over the years, you change as people, you change as musicians, you progress, you develop and you take other styles on, but I think, having had a break from it and come back to it, it seems that we’ve gone straight back into what the essence of it was originally, and that’s why it feels good.”

Continued Justin: “It’s getting straight back to the core of what this is all about. And I think having a break from it has probably even more inspired… It’s like refocusing and obviously, we’re somewhat older and wiser. It’s gonna be a really interesting record. It’s extremely minimal and very, very brutal — a fairly unforgiving record, really, I think.”

GODFLESH‘s seminal debut full-length album, 1989′s “Streetcleaner”, was remastered and reissued in a deluxe digipak in Europe on June 21, 2010 and in North America on August 10, 2010 via Earache Records.

“Streetcleaner” was GODFLESH‘s second release, proving to be one of the band’s finest and most recognized albums and helping them to become one of the most influential industrial bands ever. Now “Streetcleaner” was brought up to date as a special expanded version, with all tracks remastered by GODFLESH founding member Justin Broadrick. The album also includes a bonus disc featuring 12 previously unreleased live tracks, alternate mixes and demos, and comes housed in a deluxe multi-panel digipak with detailed liner notes.

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METALLICA members Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo spoke to NME TV about how their music might have influenced artists in the EDM (electronic dance music) scene. Check out the chat below.

METALLICA‘s “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)”, the soundtrack companion to the forthcoming groundbreaking 3D feature film “Metallica Through The Never”, is likely to sell between 19,000 and 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on September 24 via the band’s own record label Blackened Recordings.

A two-disc CD set, “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” highlights last year’s career-spanning concerts at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film.

“Metallica Through The Never” stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

Picturehouse will release “Metallica Through The Never” in North America on September 27 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4.

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METALLICA‘s “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)”, the soundtrack companion to the forthcoming groundbreaking 3D feature film “Metallica Through The Never”, is likely to sell between 19,000 and 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on September 24 via the band’s own record label Blackened Recordings.

A two-disc CD set, “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” highlights last year’s career-spanning concerts at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film.

“Metallica Through The Never” stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

Picturehouse will release “Metallica Through The Never” in North America on September 27 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4.

“Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” track listing:

Disc 1

01. The Ecstasy Of Gold
02. Creeping Death
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Fuel
05. Ride The Lightning
06. One
07. The Memory Remains
08. Wherever I May Roam
09. Cyanide
10. …And Justice For All

Disc 2

01. Master Of Puppets
02. Battery
03. Nothing Else Matters
04. Enter Sandman
05. Hit The Lights
06. Orion

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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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On September 9, Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub of Collider.com conducted an interview with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

Picturehouse has announced that METALLICA‘s James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater appearances in celebration of the opening weekend of “Metallica Through The Never” at select IMAX theatres around the country September 26-28.

“Metallica Through The Never” recently premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history, and critically acclaimed actor Dane DeHaan. “Metallica Through The Never” is a music-driven, 3D motion picture event directed by Nimród Antal and co-written by Antal with Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett and Trujillo.

Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for the film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan (“The Place Beyond The Pines”) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

“Metallica Through The Never” opens exclusively at select IMAX theatres nationwide on September 27 and will expand into additional theatres and cities on October 4.

Thursday, September 26

James Hetfield:

San Francisco, California: Exact theater to be determined, 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA: AMC Emeryville, 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Lars Ulrich:

Los Angeles, California: Chinese, 10 p.m. screening
Los Angeles, California: Exact theater to be determined 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Kirk Hammett:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: AMC Mayfair (Wauwatosa), 10:00 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois: AMC Woodfield (Schaumburg), 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Robert Trujillo:

New Brunswick, New Jersey: AMC New Brunswick 18, 10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: AMC Franklin Mills, 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Friday, September 27

Lars Ulrich:

Riverside, California: AMC Tyler Galleria, 4:30 p.m.
Norwalk, California: AMC Norwalk, 7:35 p.m.

Kirk Hammett:

Houston, Texas: AMC Gulf Point, 4:40 p.m.
Dallas, Texas: AMC Northpark, 10:00 p.m.

Robert Trujillo:

Washington, DC: Regal Majestic 20 (Silver Springs), 7:30 p.m.
Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Boston Commons 19, 12:10 a.m. (technically September 28)

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On July 19, Chris Hardwick of the “Nerdist” podcast conducted an interview with METALLICA members James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett at Comic-Con in San Diego, California. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Picturehouse has announced that METALLICA‘s James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater appearances in celebration of the opening weekend of “Metallica Through The Never” at select IMAX theatres around the country September 26-28.

“Metallica Through The Never” recently premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history, and critically acclaimed actor Dane DeHaan. “Metallica Through The Never” is a music-driven, 3D motion picture event directed by Nimród Antal and co-written by Antal with Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett and Trujillo.

Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for the film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan (“The Place Beyond The Pines”) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

“Metallica Through The Never” opens exclusively at select IMAX theatres nationwide on September 27 and will expand into additional theatres and cities on October 4.

Thursday, September 26

James Hetfield:

San Francisco, California: Exact theater to be determined, 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA: AMC Emeryville, 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Lars Ulrich:

Los Angeles, California: Chinese, 10 p.m. screening
Los Angeles, California: Exact theater to be determined 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Kirk Hammett:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: AMC Mayfair (Wauwatosa), 10:00 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois: AMC Woodfield (Schaumburg), 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Robert Trujillo:

New Brunswick, New Jersey: AMC New Brunswick 18, 10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: AMC Franklin Mills, 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Friday, September 27

Lars Ulrich:

Riverside, California: AMC Tyler Galleria, 4:30 p.m.
Norwalk, California: AMC Norwalk, 7:35 p.m.

Kirk Hammett:

Houston, Texas: AMC Gulf Point, 4:40 p.m.
Dallas, Texas: AMC Northpark, 10:00 p.m.

Robert Trujillo:

Washington, DC: Regal Majestic 20 (Silver Springs), 7:30 p.m.
Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Boston Commons 19, 12:10 a.m. (technically September 28)

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On September 19, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed on Brazil’s “Multi Show” prior to the band’s appearance at the Rock In Rio festival. You can now watch the chat below.

Picturehouse has announced that METALLICA‘s James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater appearances in celebration of the opening weekend of “Metallica Through The Never” at select IMAX theatres around the country September 26-28.

“Metallica Through The Never” recently premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history, and critically acclaimed actor Dane DeHaan. “Metallica Through The Never” is a music-driven, 3D motion picture event directed by Nimród Antal and co-written by Antal with Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett and Trujillo.

Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for the film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan (“The Place Beyond The Pines”) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

“Metallica Through The Never” opens exclusively at select IMAX theatres nationwide on September 27 and will expand into additional theatres and cities on October 4.

Thursday, September 26

James Hetfield:

San Francisco, California: Exact theater to be determined, 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA: AMC Emeryville, 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Lars Ulrich:

Los Angeles, California: Chinese, 10 p.m. screening
Los Angeles, California: Exact theater to be determined 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Kirk Hammett:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: AMC Mayfair (Wauwatosa), 10:00 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois: AMC Woodfield (Schaumburg), 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Robert Trujillo:

New Brunswick, New Jersey: AMC New Brunswick 18, 10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: AMC Franklin Mills, 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Friday, September 27

Lars Ulrich:

Riverside, California: AMC Tyler Galleria, 4:30 p.m.
Norwalk, California: AMC Norwalk, 7:35 p.m.

Kirk Hammett:

Houston, Texas: AMC Gulf Point, 4:40 p.m.
Dallas, Texas: AMC Northpark, 10:00 p.m.

Robert Trujillo:

Washington, DC: Regal Majestic 20 (Silver Springs), 7:30 p.m.
Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Boston Commons 19, 12:10 a.m. (technically September 28)

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Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT‘s September 20 concert at Slim’s in San Francisco, California can be seen below.

KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band’s North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of their first child. Filling in for him is Coen Janssen of EPICA.

KAMELOT‘s latest album, “Silverthorn”, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 79 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Poetry For The Poisoned”, opened with around 6,100 units in September 2010 to enter the chart at No. 74.

“Silverthorn” was released on October 30, 2012 in North America, October 26, 2012 in Germany and October 29, 2012 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD marks the band’s first release with Tommy Karevik, the Swedish vocalist who previously fronted SEVENTH WONDER (a group that he is still a member of).

In a 2012 interview with Loudwire, KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood stated about what Karevik brings to the band: “I think when we knew we had to bring in a new person on vocals, we wanted the opportunity to grow the band, not just to maintain the band or survive. We wanted to look at this as an opportunity to make the band bigger, [and] I think with Tommy we can do that. Not only is he an exceptional singer, he’s a great songwriter and he’s way ahead of what I thought he would be in terms of being a frontman. People who come out to shows will see that this guy is a force to be reckoned with. I can’t imagine a better choice, honestly. In the beginning, when this whole thing started, we were a little unsure of what the future might be, but now we’re really excited about it.”

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Picturehouse announced today that METALLICA‘s James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater appearances in celebration of the opening weekend of “Metallica Through The Never” at select IMAX theatres around the country September 26-28.

“Metallica Through The Never” recently premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history, and critically acclaimed actor Dane DeHaan. “Metallica Through The Never” is a music-driven, 3D motion picture event directed by Nimród Antal and co-written by Antal with Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett and Trujillo.

Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for the film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan (“The Place Beyond The Pines”) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

“Metallica Through The Never” opens exclusively at select IMAX theatres nationwide on September 27 and will expand into additional theatres and cities on October 4.

Thursday, September 26

James Hetfield:

San Francisco, California: Exact theater to be determined, 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA: AMC Emeryville, 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Lars Ulrich:

Los Angeles, California: Chinese, 10 p.m. screening
Los Angeles, California: Exact theater to be determined 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Kirk Hammett:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: AMC Mayfair (Wauwatosa), 10:00 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois: AMC Woodfield (Schaumburg), 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)

Robert Trujillo:

New Brunswick, New Jersey: AMC New Brunswick 18, 10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: AMC Franklin Mills, 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)

Friday, September 27

Lars Ulrich:

Riverside, California: AMC Tyler Galleria, 4:30 p.m.
Norwalk, California: AMC Norwalk, 7:35 p.m.

Kirk Hammett:

Houston, Texas: AMC Gulf Point, 4:40 p.m.
Dallas, Texas: AMC Northpark, 10:00 p.m.

Robert Trujillo:

Washington, DC: Regal Majestic 20 (Silver Springs), 7:30 p.m.
Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Boston Commons 19, 12:10 a.m. (technically September 28)

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