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Metallica’s “Helping Hands…Live and Acoustic at The Masonic” Available To Pre-Order

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Metallica fans will want to get their credit cards out and have them ready to order up a copy of this brand-new live, acoustic album. The proceeds are going to a charity of the bands choosing and you can see more about this down below the cover art.

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Live album from the first All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert & Auction at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on November 3, 2018. Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic is a limited-edition, 140g colored 2-LP with a download card. This is a pre-order product. Your credit card will be charged at the time of checkout.
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Metallica Announces 2018/2019 Worldwired North American Tour

The rumblings were hitting the Internet all weekend as the anticipation of another Metallica tour made the rounds. Now the moment is here and the tour dates have been unveiled. You can check them out down below along with the press release to see if the band will be laying down the Thrash at an arena near you.

The Press Release:
They dropped a few hints this past weekend and now it is official… Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this Fall! Following last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the U.S. and Canada kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI. Along the way they will be visiting 34 cities that they did not go to last year, and a few that they haven’t been to in decades, including Grand Forks, ND (nearly 30 years), Sioux Falls, SD, El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL (nearly 26 years) and State College, PA (20 years). About time, wouldn’t you say?!

The Fall/Winter tour will mark a few firsts for the band. Each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by their very good friend Jim Breuer. Jim, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before the band with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways and much more. And if you love to travel and one show just isn’t enough, then perhaps the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket is for you! For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour. Feel like trucking to Tulsa? Booking to Boise? Motoring to Minneapolis? No problem… you pick the show, call us no less than 48 hours before the gig and you’re in! A limited number of 250 of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598 (yes… celebrating the re-issue of the Garage Days Re-Revisited EP!). All sale dates and times below.

Of course, some things don’t change! As they have been doing for most of the WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend or family member. You’ll receive info via e-mail after your ticket purchase on how to obtain your copy.** The enhanced experience options designed to take your Metalli-night to the next level are also returning as Metallica continue to partner with the team that makes it all happen at CID Entertainment. You’ll have three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of the band(!) For full package details, visit this LINK.
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Metallica Announces Worldwired North American Tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat

I know that a lot of you readers are still in an uproar about Metallica performing with Lady GaGa on the Grammy Awards last night and not even being introduced by the host but did you really expect anything less than that from the Grammy’s given Metallica’s storied history with them? I was just glad that I knew how to read lips when they began playing since James didn’t have a working microphone 🙂 Let’s hope that at least a few new fans were made for the band by the appearance because sonically speaking they did sound great even though it was a weird combination. With that now out of the way we can get to the more important stuff like the recently announced North American tour by the Mighty Metallica who are bringing along both Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. The full press copy and dates are below. Dig in.

The Press Release:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 13, 2017 – Metallica today announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10th in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.
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“All Hail Thrash”; Metallica’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” Debuts @ Number 1 Globally

The mighty Metallica has really been keeping the Metal Media on point with all the news and coolness related to their brand-new album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” which was released only a couple of weeks ago. First, we had fiery singles being unveiled that led us to believe that something special was at hand and then in the days before the album’s release we saw videos for every single song in a massive streaming takeover. Whew. Metallica were not simply going to put this album out and hit the interview circuit. It was all about the domination and honestly, the new release kicks some serious ass and that makes me happy to share the latest press from their team that speaks to the successful reception of the new Thrashing Metal. Take a look down below and I will return with some brief thoughts.

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The Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA – November 28, 2016 – Metallica’s 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct, debuted at No. 1 around the world today selling over 800,000 albums worldwide. In addition to the United States, Hardwired…To Self Destruct is No.1 on the album charts in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, and Sweden with many of these markets having their best sales week of 2016. A complete list of the 20+ countries where the album debuted at No. 1 will be available midweek
when the respective charts are published.


In the United States, Hardwired…To Self Destruct debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 291,266 equivalent album units and 281,645 actual album sales, and is the band’s 6th consecutive No. 1 album in the United States. It is the largest debut for a rock band in 2016, and according to Hits Magazine, this is the third biggest debut of 2016 behind Beyoncé and Drake. It is currently the “Most Wished For” album on Amazon.com.
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Metallica TV Presents: “Lords Of Summer” (Official Video)

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Looks like you’ve made it safe and sound my friends because we have arrived at the final video clip from Metallica’s newest album “Hardwired To Self-Destruct” and wow what an undertaking this has been. I’’ll admit that when I started this groups of posts I debated whether or not to continually append a single post with each new video against a unique post for each and every video. I obviously decided on the latter and am glad that we’re done because I see the Metallica logo when I close my eyes at this point. The final clip is for the song “Lords Of Summer” and it was directed by Brett Murray. Take a look below.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This clip is the perfect closing video since it shows the mighty Metallica in the environment that they know so well and that is the live concert stage. It’s here that we get a close-up look at the excitement that is to be found at one of their shows and how well they interact with each other and the assembled masses. It’s amazing that Metallica undertook such a video effort for their fans for this new body of work and they are to be applauded for giving us all something worthy to enjoy and watch again and again. I can only hope that we get all of these thirteen clips on a DVD or Blu-ray disc sooner than later. Thanks for sticking with me for all of these posts. Now, let’s start the countdown to the brand new album which happens at midnight. We only have a few more hours to go.

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