Saturday, 20 September 2008

Just in case you missed it

This is especially for Nic, as he missed Metallica on 'Later… with Jools Holland' on BBC2 last night.

Interview with Lars:


The Day That Never Comes:

Enter Sandman:

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Death Magnetic launch party at London O2

Me and the missus were lucky enough to get tickets for last night's bash at the London O2 Arena, for Metallica's Death Magnetic launch party. Although our seats were way up in the upper tier, we had a pretty good view and contrary to what some have said the sound was pretty good.

They played a great set, including 5 songs from the new album, a few classics (For Whom The Bell Tolls, Seek and Destroy) and a cover (Stone Cold Crazy). James Hetfield introduced Frantic from the St Anger album, saying something about it being much loved - which raised the odd chuckle from the crowd. It is, as he also said, a great song (probably the best from that album IMHO). The full set list was as follows:
That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
The Thing That Should Not Be
Of Wolf And Man
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
Wherever I May Roam
For Whom The Bell Tolls
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
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Stone Cold Crazy
Jump In The Fire
Seek and Destroy
Just waiting for the download to become available now, a much better souvenir of the night than a 20GBP t-shirt.

Death Magnetic has also reached No. 1 in the UK album chart.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Geezer Butler slams 'Hypocrite' Sarah Palin

I meant to post this (from Blabbermouth) a while back, but left it as a draft and forgot about it…
Now back to reality. As you may know from my web site and lyrics, I am pro all life, not just unborn fetuses. I don't understand people who say they are pro-life, but then support unnecessary wars and the disgusting slaughter of animals for sport. I respect people's freedom of religion, but I absolutely abhor hypocrites. Which brings me to this horrific video [see below] of cowardly bastards in airplanes, shooting wolves for so-called 'sport,' and the hypocritical politician [referring to Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin] [she's supposed to be pro-life, remember], who allows this cowardly act to take place in her state.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Metallica - video premiere

It's midnight here at HQ and we are incredibly proud to present you with the debut of "The Day That Never Comes" ...not so much the standard video fare, but what we like to think of as a short film.
The video can be viewed at The song is fantastic (the band are back to their old form, in my opinion) and video has a pretty tense ending.

The album Death Magnetic, is out on 12 September and the band will be playing two shows - in Berlin on 12 September and London on 15 September. Tickets which went on sale this week to MetClub members and Mission Metallica members are available for 10euro and 5GBP. I'm going to try my luck tomorrow, but don't hold out much hope!