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Death Magnetic CD (2008)

Artist: Metallica

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by Chuck on 10/2/2008

You would think they figured it out after St. Anger sales were horrible. So.. what did our faithfull headbanger leaders do? They put out the same crap they did a few years ago. VERY dissapointed. They are trying to sound like bands off the Ozzfest 2nd stage ticket. I am horribly dissapointed, and this album will be stored away with all my other Metallica CD's. I didnt even bother to put it on my ipod.. and I doubt I will.

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After waiting 20 years, Metallica's Back!!!

by Jimmy on 10/2/2008

They should have ditched Bob Rock a decade ago. For all you fans too young to remember the '80's, this was the excitement that made us Metallica fans in the first place. The album they should have made after ...and Justice for All.

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Product Overview

Metallica, the world's biggest hard rock band, returns with their ninth studio album Death Magnetic. It is every inch the record they needed to make: a more wisely chosen mentor and first time Metallica-colloborator, Rick Rubin, has them exploding afresh with the straight-up thrash-metal of their late-Eighties heyday


Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 208920652
UPC 093624986188
UPC 14 00093624986188
Format CD
Release Date 9/12/2008
Author Metallica
Artist Bio
MetallicaIt's the sort of story that scriptwriters would get laughed out of conference rooms for entering. The sort of story that illustrates perfect synchronicity between hunger, passion and time. The sort of story that only happens every 30-odd years. And the sort of story that would approximately 500 pages to do it true justice.Metallica. A household name. The 7th biggest selling act in American history.Who'd have thought it when, on October 28th, 1981, drummer Lars Ulrich made guitar player/singer James Hetfield an offer he couldn't refuse: "I've got a track saved for my band on Brian Slagel's new Metal Blade label."The truth is, Lars didn't have a band at that time, but he did that day when James joined him. The two recorded their first track on a cheap recorder with James performing singing duties, rhythm guitar duties and bass guitar duties. Lars dutifully pounded the drums, helped with musical arrangements and acted as manager. Hetfield's friend and housemate Ron McGovney was eventually talked into taking up bass and Dave Mustaine took lead guitar duties.The band adopted the moniker Metallica after a suggestion from Bay Area friend Ron Quintana, and they quickly began gigging in the Los Angeles area opening for bands like Saxon. Eventually recording a fully-fledged demo called No Life Til Leather, Metallica quickly saw the tape whistle around the metal tape-trading underground and become a hot commodity, with San Francisco and New York particularly receptive.Metallica performed 2 shows in San Francisco and found the crowds friendlier and more honest than LA's "there to be seen" mob. They also caught up-and-coming band Trauma, and most importantly their bass player, Cliff Burton. Cliff refused to move to Southern California: it was enough to convince Metallica to relocate to the Bay Area, and Cliff subsequently joined Metallica.In New York, a copy of No Life Til Leather made its way to Jon Zazula's record shop, the aptly named Metal Heaven. Zazula quickly recruited Metallica to come out east to play some shows and record an album. The band made it to New York in a stolen U-Haul. Dave Mustaine, at that point the band's guitarist, was proving to be more problematic than even these loose young chaps could handle. Thus a few weeks after arrival, Mustaine was sent packing, roadie Mark Whitakker suggesting Kirk Hammett from Bay Area thrashers Exodus. Two phone calls and one flight later, on April 1, 1983 Kirk Hammett joined Metallica.
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Artist Metallica
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc
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