Friday, August 22, 2008

Metallica Annouce Shows

Metallica announce O2 shows

by - August 22 2008

Metallica announce O2 shows, announce single and play us a Little Taste of Death...

Metallica have officially announced that they will be playing the 02 World in Berlin and 02 Arena in London on September 12th and 15th 2008 respectively. The shows are only available to the band’s fan club members, and those people who subscribe to Tickets are £5 and all ticket proceeds will be donated to various charities, which the band will be revealing over the next two week.

And, for those of you that simply can’t wait Metallica have put a couple of small excerpts from their forthcoming album, Death Magnetic, on their sites, and

There will be more excerpts coming soon so please keep your eyes peeled in the meantime..

The band will be making the first single 'The Day That Never Comes' available on iTunes from August 22nd, and as a physical release sometime in September. The video for the track was filmed in the desert outside L.A with director Thomas Vinterberg. UK fans will be able to hear the track exclusively on Zane Lowe’s Hottest track on Radio 1 tonight - 21st August, between 7 – 8 p.m. BBC2’s The Culture Show will be airing a 30 minute Metallica special on 31st August at 11.20 pm.

Metallica headline Reading and Leeds festivals this coming weekend (Leeds on Friday 22nd Aug and Reading on Sunday 24th Aug) in addition to the O2 shows in Berlin and London.

The album 'Death Magnetic’ is released worldwide on Friday September 12th 2008.

(I've heard that the new album is going to be back to old school Metallica and very heavy!! I think they better make good on this one after their last album even their die hard fans didn't like it all that much. Rock on dudes \m/ )

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