Tag Archives: Metallica

17
Mar

New Metallica song!

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This isn’t 1988, and yet Metallica released a new song. If you’re like me and you love 80s Metallica, you’re probably not too excited. But still, there’s always one part of you that wishes the guys would snap out of it and get back to full on thrash metal.

Well, they played a new song in Colombia. It’s called “The Lords of Summer” and this is what it sounds like:

 

I’m not gonna comment on it until I hear a better, cleaner version. Although judging by Death Magnetic’s production quality, that may never happen. Still, can’t comment on an unfinished song that might not even make it on the final cut. I’ll just say that the opening riff sounds very promising, but the rest of the song doesn’t.


17
Mar

Behind the artwork, part 2

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Let’s see what’s behind another classic metal cover, this time it’s the flagship thrash album Master of Puppets.

Not really as exciting as the Maiden one, but still very creative. Props to whoever did this. Bigger version here.

Source: And Justice For Art.


11
Mar

Metallica encourages copyright infringement

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Metallica is known for two things. One: being one of the world’s biggest bands and two: Being the guys who sued Napster.

The problem with the PR fiasco that was the Napster lawsuit was that Metallica got way more shit for it than they deserved. While all the ‘selling out’ criticism is based on a lot of truth, the whole ‘Metallica sued their fans’ crap is just nonsense. There’s nothing worse than being accused of things you never did, and that’s exactly what Metallica got out of that whole ordeal, which begs the question: Was it worth it? — Personally, I don’t think so.

Lars did a Reddit IAmA recently and a lot of questions and trolling posts revolved around Napster, suing fans, etc… Lars did his best to be upfront and honest about it, but it didn’t help. 14 years later, a lot of people still think Metallica sued their fans, which means they’ll never escape that stupid lie. They’ll always be labeled by some as the guys who will sue you if you don’t buy their shit. It’s not exactly true though…

Which brings me to today’s point. Metallica actually did something nice for a few fans which goes against the whole ‘suing’ thing, and nobody really noticed it. Nobody ever will. People only notice when celebrities fuck up. It makes them feel better about themselves. When they do nice things, nobody gives a shit.

An Italian YouTube channel called Milanica is known for uploading various Metallica bootlegs and live clips. It has tons of views and tons of subscribers, and a few days ago it got shut down by YouTube.

What did Metallica do? They fixed it. And they contacted the guys to tell them they fixed it. I think that’s pretty nice. It’s something they didn’t have to do, but they did. Why doesn’t that get out? Why doesn’t that generate rumors? Because nobody cares if a musician does something nice.

People like to point fingers, judge, laugh, and basically pat themselves on the back. And while that’s essentially exactly what I’m doing on Dose Of Metal, I’m just realizing that I’m no better than any of you. FUCK!

 


23
May

17 years ago Metallica fans said WTF

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On this exact day in 1996, the world (and especially diehard Metallica fans) said “WHAT THE FUCK!!???” as Tallica released their video for “Until It Sleeps.”

Don’t get me wrong, I like this song way better than I like a lot of other Load tracks. But the video is full of weird imagery inspired by a Dutch painter and a completely different band. Haircuts, eyeliner, Lars’ nipple ring, Jason smearing feces all over his body, all of this was pretty fucked up.

All the eyeliner and artsy fartsy crap came from Lars and Kirk, apparently James hated all of it. This begs the question, why did he go along with it? I guess we’ll never know, all we know is, 17 years later, another ‘different’ video from Metallica debuts. It’s the trailer for their new IMAX movie.

Go watch it on their official site, or after the jump.


9
Aug

Keep up metallin’

Well… I don’t know whether this post is ever going to see the light of day, what with our on-and-off-and-on-again recent history, but what the heck, it’s worth a shot. It’s about nothing special, apart that it’s my birthday and I wonder what it’d be like if the world was again as it was when kings were real kings and heroes didn’t think they’d be 50-ish someday and they would need a retirement plan…

Anyway, keep up metallin’ those asses and cheerz. MORE BEER, FUCKERZ!


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