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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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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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Unique Leader Records has announced the signing of ALTERBEAST to a multi-album deal.

ALTERBEAST is a technical death metal band hailing from Sacramento, California, formed in 2011 under the name GARY BUSEY AMBER ALERT (GBAA). ALTERBEAST quickly began writing songs, combining influences from favorites such as THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NECROPHAGIST and SPAWN OF POSSESSION, along with numerous other classic death metal acts like DISSECTION and MORBID ANGEL. After a year of dedicated writing, ALTERBEAST released a demo in the winter of 2012 and played countless shows alongside such greats as DEICIDE, DYING FETUS, TESTAMENT, REVOCATION, EXHUMED, SEVERED SAVIOR and many others. They soon began gaining momentum in the death metal community and became known for their intense riffs, blistering drums, elaborate guitar solos and a very developed stage show.

One year after releasing their demo, they entered Augmented Audio at Sound Temple Studios to record their debut album, “Immortal”, with former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams engineering. After recording at Sound Temple, the band acquired Gabe Seeber (THE KENNEDY VEIL) for drum duties. Deciding that it was a must to have Gabe‘s talents on this record, ALTERBEAST booked time at Castle Ultimate with engineer Zack Ohren to record drums and mix and master.

Due in early 2014, “Immortal” will consist of eight tracks of extreme, melodic, brutal, and uncompromising death metal.

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is featured in the latest installment of “Walmart Soundcheck”, an online series launched by discount retailer Walmart. Go behind the scenes as the Las Vegas metallers give the lowdown on connecting with their fans, working with Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST, the current state of heavy metal music, and recording their biggest album to date, the two-part “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell”. Check it out at Soundcheck.Walmart.com.

On their new stage show:

Ivan Moody (vocals): “Well, we wanted to go bigger and better. Our fans have seen so much from us at this point so we wanted to give them excess. We wanted to bring a bigger production to the people who have already seen us in the past and kind of give them a new element and a twist on what we do live anyway. So, the energy is always there, but we think they deserve something special this time, so they’re in for a treat.”

On making a two-part album:

Jeremy Spencer (drums): “We got into a really good flow and it really just started coming out. And we’re like, ‘We can’t stop, let’s just keep going.’ Then you get 24 songs and we’re, like, ‘Well, we’ve gotta put out two records,’ because we didn’t want to lose any of them.”

On the fans:

Moody: “We stay in contact with our fan base, I’d say, more than just about any band out there. it’s something that’s always kept us in the position we’re in, and I think it shows through. Once again, it’s being a band of the people. It’s not standing above them, it’s standing beside them.”

A preview clip can be seen below.

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Machine Head have no issues with fake amps

Machine Head have waded into the recent storm caused by Black Veil Brides using fake amps as a part of their stage show, and as any sane people would, they’ve pointed out that it’s something that’s been a part of rock ‘n’ roll shows for decades.

Responding to a boneheaded article by 95.5 FM, KLAQ Official that attempted to “oust” MH for using dummy cabs on stage themselves, the band posted the following statement:

“DOES MACHINE HEAD USE FAKE AMPS?
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Wow?

While it seems absurd that El Paso, Texas based radio station 95.5 FM, KLAQ Official would choose to go through the effort to post this on their website, we guess in-light of the big hub-bub about Black Veil Brides getting “called out” by the drummer for The Bronx for having “fake cabs” on the Warped tour earlier this month, some “brain-donor” over at the station has decided to drop the “newsflash of the century” and “call out” Machine Head for having “fake amps” too! A practice that for over 40 years now has been common-place in rock ‘n roll going back to the days of Van Halen and AC/DC.

For the record, Machine Head “back” ANY band that uses dummy cabs in hopes of giving their fans a better, more impressive show. That includes the Black Veil Brides, who like many young musicians (and Machine Head) use direct-to-PA amp modeling gear like Fractals and Kempers. At least Black Veil Brides are playing their instruments, and not waving their hands along to a fucking laptop!!

BVB were subject to a pretty unnecessary shitstorm

Machine Head have 2 cabinet set-carts in the shape of our diamond logo, we use half of the 4 cabs for live sound, the ones labeled “live” in the “smoking gun photos” are actually that, a real LIVE cabinet, that’s plugged in (as you can see in the photo), that make sound, have real speakers, plug into a “real amp”, and has a mic in front of it that sends our face-melting guitar tones out to the crowd via the PA. The ones that our guitar techs labeled (for some reason, in bright green flourescent gaff tape)”dummy” are actually real cabs too, with real speakers and everything, but we only have so many amps to power them, and really who gives a shit, because ALL the cabs are REAL!!

Quick history lesson for grizzled 24 year-old heavy metal veteran Lisa Sanchez: Since the dawn of heavy music, bands have used dummy cabinets as part of an often-impressive looking stage design. When Slayer played the Mayhem Festival last year and had 2 giant upside-down crosses made out of Marshall cabinets, that lit on fire, guess what? They weren’t all plugged in!

When Rob Halford of Judas Priest rides his Harley thru a swinging gate of Marshall stacks, guess what? Those are “dummies” too. In fact, the only “dummy” here is the one taking pictures, taking liberties, while standing on our stage, as our uninvited guest, and writing up the “controversial scoop”, and then Tweeting and Facebooking about it.

How about calling out someone for something that really matters instead of bands who are only helping people escape for a little while?

What exactly are you trying to do here?

Here’s what, you’re attempting to create a controversy to get hits on your website, and this response should do just that. In fact, we’re already giving you and your radio station website too much traffic via this response.

Hope you enjoy the free press.

You’re welcome!

– Robb and Phil”

So that’s that. Machine Head recently unveiled their new bassist after the departure of Adam Duce and will soon get fully stuck into a brand new album.

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Legendary rockers KISS unveiled their brand new stage show earlier tonight (Saturday, June 1) at the opening concert the European leg of their “Monster” world tour in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Cancer Bats: True Canadian Hardcore

This time in two weeks, the Download main arena will be open! We chat to Scott from Cancer Bats about football scarves and Rammstein being awesome.

How many times have you been to Donington?

This will be my fifth time! fourth time playing, and I went once two years ago because the line up was so good!

What’s your favourite Donington memory?

Well our first time in 2007 was amazing because it was our first UK festival ever and we were so excited! But our 2010 set was one of the best shows we’ve ever played. So many people showed up to watch us and we had the such a great response, I’ll never forget it.

What are you most looking forward to about playing this year?

This will be our first full main stage appearance! Our set was unfortunately cut due to weather conditions last year so we look forward to having our revenge on the English weather this year with all our fans by having the time of our lives.

Which bands on the bill are you most excited about?

Sadly we can only make it to The Sunday of Download, so I’m stoked to see our bros in Brutality Will Prevail, Gaslight Anthem, and Red Fang! But you can definitely count me in to see Jason Newsted and everyone knows Rammstein have the best stage show of anyone ever so I will definitely be there watching.

What can we expect from your set?

Not being able to play the main stage last year has given us the most aggressive case of heavy metal blue balls possible! We’re gonna unload the most sweaty pissed off Cancer Bats set ever and make the mainstage crowd feel like they’re at a grimy basement hardcore show and not give them any choice but to party with us.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen at a festival?

I saw a reunited band play a show at a UK festival last year and they had a massive turn out with an amazingly energetic crowd. I saw their guitar player phone it in so hard and play facing his amp for the majority of the show and not even nod his head or give a damn that 10 000 people showed up to sing along with them. It was really appalling.

If you could only pack five things to take with you, what would they be ?

My custom Nik Huber Guitar, a Diezel amp, wellies, a flapjack and an Arsenal scarf!

Download 2013 takes place June 14-16. Grab your tickets now

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Five Finger Death Punch: Going for gold at our awards

With Download 2013 just over two weeks away, we chat to Zoltan Bathory from Five Finger Death Punch about rioting fans and fat crowdsurfers.

How many times have you been to Donington?

We’ve been there twice. The first year, it was pretty amazing – we were the second band on the main stage, and as we were walking towards the stage, we heard these “Death-Punch! Death-Punch!” chants. There were like 60-70 thousand people there! It was like, ‘Holy shit!’

What’s your favourite Donington memory?

On the second year, we were playing at around 4 o’ clock, and we were the second band in history to ever have the plug pulled! We created a riot! The police and the organisers ran on stage and said, ‘Either you guys help us stop this, or you’re going to jail’. The food in England is not my favourite, so the jail food is probably worse, so we helped, ha ha ha!

What are you most looking forward to about playing Download this year?

Just the fact that we didn’t play last year – we weren’t banned, it was just some scheduling problems – so we can come back and spend some substantial time in Europe. The first step starts with Download!

Which bands on the bill are you most excited about?

Rammstein! I was the one who turned the rest of my band onto Rammstein. In the States, we have a huge stage show and a big production, and it’s cool, but when you see Rammstein, you know what a real stage show is. I love that band.

What can we expect from your set?

Well, we’re definitely going to do our new single. Who’s going to cover Rob’s bits? Hmmmm, we’ll see. We might just have a surprise. But we’re definitely going to do a new single, and it’ll definitely be an ‘old school’ Death Punch set – we’ll come out and chop wood!

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen at a festival?

Actually, people getting hurt is fucking gnarly. [I saw] a girl rocking out in the front row, when suddenly a 300lb fat guy was launched over her and landed on her. BAM – she hit the rail, all of a sudden, no teeth. That was gnarly.

If you could only pack five things to take with you, what would they be?

Well, definitely my camera, which is my phone. I would probably say water – you definitely need to hydrate. If it’s summer, you probably need a hat of some kind. If it’s a Slayer concert, you need a first aid kit. And a spare shoe!

Download 2013 takes place June 14-16. Grab your tickets now

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In This Moment: Live Evil

Cali metallers In This Moment have announced that their first ever live DVD will soon be in the works. Filming is planned to take place at their gig on May 21 in Madison, WI at the Orpheum Theater, with a brand new stage show and an airing of some rare tracks both in the works.

Expect that DVD to drop near the end of the year, but in the meantime, you can catch the band on the following UK dates:

IN THIS MOMENT
14.06.2013 (UK) Donington – Download Festival
19.06.2013 (UK) Manchester – Academy 1 (w/ Danzig)
20.06.2013 (UK) Glasgow – Cathouse
23.06.2013 (UK) Bristol – Thekla
24.06.2013 (UK) London – Roundhouse (w/ Danzig)

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