Monthly Archives March 2010

METALLICA – Hammett’s ‘Metropolis’ Art Sells For $47,800


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Den Headz, the classic artwork from Fritz Lang’s 1927 ground-breaking science fiction film entitled ‘Metropolis’, consigned by none other than heavy metal’s biggest art lover, Kirk Hammett of METALLICA, sold for $47,800 on Friday, March 19 via Signature® Movie Poster Auction at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas (USA).

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Collectors all over the world regard this rare insert movie poster for Fritz Lang’s sci-fi masterpiece ‘Metropolis’ as one of the most sought after ever.

The poster was consigned from the collection of Metallica’s legendary lead guitarist Kirk Hammett.

There was quite a bidding frenzy at the auction, however, the battle to own the rare movie art came down to just two devoted collectors vying for the cinematic gem...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Add More Shows


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American thrash act TOXIC HOLOCAUST have added more shows to their impending U.S. tour schedule. Here are the confirmed shows:

April 4th Portland, OR – Satyricon (feat. Deathcharge)
April 5th Seattle, WA – The Morgue (feat. Golers)
April 6th Everett, WA – Tony V’s (feat. Golers)
April 7th Bremerton, WA – AFU (feat. Golers)
April 8th Spokane, WA – The Cretin Hop (feat. Golers)
April 10th Oakland, CA – The Metro (feat. Bonded by Blood, Fueled by Fire, Nihilist)
April 12th San Diego, CA – Radio Room (feat. Golers)
April 13th Boyle Heights, CA – The Blvd.
April 14th Sacramento, CA – On the Y
April 21st Westchester, PA – The Note (feat. Municipal Waste, Black Anvil)
April 22nd Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (feat. Municipal Waste, Attake)
April 23rd Asbury Park, NJ...

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TERROR – Book New Shows


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American hardcore metal unit TERROR will be breaking from their writing sessions for their upcoming new full length CD “Keepers Of The Faith” to play the following string of gigs:

April 1st San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside (feat. Ignite, Hour Of The Wolf)
April 2nd San Diego, CA – The Epicentre (feat. Ignite, Hour Of The Wolf)
April 3rd Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (feat. Hour Of The Wolf, Piece By Piece, Take Offense)
April 4th Mesa, AZ – The Nile (feat. Hour Of The Wolf)
April 6th Baja, CA – La Sexta Music House
April 7th Hermosillo, MEX – Gato Pollo
April 8th Matamoros, MEX – Inferno Rock Bar
April 9th Monterrey, MEX – Ibex Rock Bar
April 10th Guadalajara, MEX – Rock & Live Bar
April 11th Mexico City, MEX – Kingston Club

http://www.myspace.com/terror

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD – Announce Canadian Tour


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Canada’s 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and GOATWHORE are teaming up for a Canadian run in late-April and May. Here are the confirmed dates:

4/29 Calgary, AB @ The Republik
4/30 Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
5/1 Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert
5/4 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
5/5 Quebec City, QC @ Chez Dagobert
5/6 Fredericton, NB @ Nicky Zee’s
5/7 Club Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan Club
5/8 Halifax, NS @ Paragon Theatre
5/10 Rimouski, QC @ Cactus Show Bar
5/13 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
5/16 Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates Pub
5/18 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
5/19 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
5/22 Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre

http://www.myspace.com/3iob

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METALLICA – Rare “…And Justice For All” Demo


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TMD has unearthed an extremely rare demo recording of “…And Justice For All” by METALLICA. It is not
known exactly when the legendary metal act recorded this demo… but there’s no doubt… it is totally authentic!

You will note on the track that Hetfield sings ‘Nah Nah Nah’ throughout instead of the
actual lyrics for the song. It’s important to understand that Hetfield always writes the melody of a song before the actual completed lyrics. It truly helps you appreciate the genius behind his songwriting.

…And Justice for All was the mighty METALLICA’s breakthrough record and reached #6 in the Billboard charts...

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BELLADONNA – 2010 South American Tour


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American metal unit BELLADONNA featuring Joey Belladonna former lead singer of ANTHRAX announces 2010 South American Tour starting May 29. The tour starts in Barquisimeto, Venezuela on May 29 and ends on June 11 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

May 29 Rock & Bar Barquisimeto, Venezuela
June 1 Pub El Imperio Copiapo, Chile
June 3 TBA Santiago, Chile
June 4 TBA Puerto Montt, Chile
June 5 El Huevo Valparaiso, Chile
June 6 TBA Talca, Chile
June 9 Bomberos Voluntarios Bariloche, Argentina
June 10 Casa Babylon Cordoba, Argentina
June 11 Super Rock Buenos Aires, Argentina

http://joeybelladonna.com/

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ARMORED SAINT – Hits Charts With La Raza!


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Los Angeles, California (USA) metal legends ARMORED SAINT have entered the Billboard charts with La Raza, the band’s latest and first release since 2001’s Revelation. La Raza debuted at #49 on the Hard Music Albums Chart, #18 on the Heatseekers chart, #52 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and #2 on the Hard Music Core Stores chart. ARMORED SAINT´s La Raza also entered the official German album Charts coming in at #96! Congrats to the boys and the first German Chart entry in their career! In addition to hitting charts in both the US and Germany, the band also entered the Canadian charts coming in at #85 on the Independent chart!

La Raza is the band’s first album since Revelation in 2000 and their sixth in total...

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MNEMIC – Dates In China


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Danish metal act MNEMIC are heading to China for three exclusive shows in May.

Here are the confirmed dates:

May 2 – MIDI Festival, Beijing, CHINA
May 3 – Hebei Festival, Beijing, CHINA
May 4 – Yugongyishan, Beijing, CHINA

The band comments:

“Once again we have the opportunity to go to places we have never dreamt of. We are extremely lucky to once again visit Asia, experience a different culture, and spread some MNEMIC tunes. We are very much looking forward to be landing on the Pacific Rim to have a great time with all of you attending the shows! C-ya on the other side!”

http://www.myspace.com/mnemic

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CLIFF BURTON’s Isolated “Orion” Master Bass Track!


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TMD reveals the Holy Grail of heavy metal bass. It’s the isolated master bass track recording of the classic instrumental song “Orion” off METALLICA’s epic Master of Puppets album, the legendary band’s third and final with bassist Cliff Burton – which was released twenty four years ago on March 3, 1986 via Elektra Records and reached #29 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. This album marked the very first time METALLICA would strike gold record status with over 500,000 copies sold. Believe it or not, this was achieved without any radio airplay or the release of one radio single or music video. ‘Master’ eventually cruised on to sell over seven million copies in the United States and was certified seven times platinum by the RIAA. Some critics have called Master of Puppets the best he...

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EYEHATEGOD – Book New Dates


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New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) sludge metal masters EYEHATEGOD are booked to tour throughout Europe and the UK this spring. Here are the confirmed dates:

April 1st Oslo, NOR – John Dee (“Inferno Festival“)
April 2nd Cardiff, UK – Millennium Music Hall
April 3rd Dublin, IRE – The Academy
April 4th Belfast, IRE – The Limelight
April 5th Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
April 6th Manchester, UK – Moho Live
April 7th Leeds, UK – The Well
April 8th Nottingham, UK – Rock City
April 9th Birmingham, UK – Asylum
April 10th London, UK – ULU
April 11th Ghent, BEL – Minus 1
April 12th Bremen, GER – Tower
April 13th Copenhagen, DEN – Loppen
April 14th Hamburg, GER – Logo
April 15th Tilburg, NET – 013 (“Roadburn Festival“)
April 16th Montbeliard, FRA – Le Palot (“Impet...

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