BackStore News Archive

Color Your World Blackened

Those of you in the know may have heard about our very own record label -- it's called Blackened Recordings and it is our excuse to do WHATEVER THE FUCK WE WANT! Even if you are a bit behind, there is no better time than the present to color your world Blackened. This is an outlet for all kinds of cool shit, new and old, and we want to take care of the best fans in the world.

First things first: we are repressing our back catalog on CD and vinyl, and we figured we would start off with a bang...Master of Puppets is BACK on wax. This is the first pressing on Blackened (and your first chance to buy this on vinyl in a minute), so feel free to help yourselves!

For those who want to rep our label, our brand, and our lifestyle to the max, we've got more than just music for you! Check out the new Blackened Recordings Tonal T-Shirt, Blackened Recordings Turntable Slip Mat, and M Logo Embroidered Flat Brim Snapback Hat.

Still not impressed? The last copies of the Through the Never 45 RPM Deluxe Vinyl Set and Through the Never 33 1/3 Colored Vinyl are here for the taking, as well as our first release exclusively on Blackened, the Quebec Magnetic DVD and Blu-ray! Plus, we have some killer new banners to check out -- we know they will look good on the wall above your turntable!

The Joy of Violent Movement

Festival season is in full swing, and the Lords of Summer are winding down their tour. Missed our historic performance at Glastonbury? We wish you could have been there with us, but we have got you covered! The Glastonbury 2014 T-Shirts (available in White and Black) are available for a limited time, but get on it quick...once they're gone, they're gone!

Make sure you are decked out in the latest gear for the rest of summer -- The Four Horsemen T-Shirt is perfect for the Snake Pit, the new Blackened Recordings Tonal T-Shirt reps our label to the fullest, and the Summer SH*T Tank Top (in Blue and Black) is designed for all your warm-weather activities. Just in case the kids were feeling left out, we have the Scary Guy And Skelly and Lightning Ride Toddler / Youth T-Shirts for the whole (Metallica) family!

Lords of Summer

We are celebrating our new song and a new season with some fresh merch! We've got you covered for all your warm-weather needs.

Hitting the beach or the ballgame? The Est. 1981 Stadium Blanket, Flaming Sun Beach Towel, and Summer Survival Sunscreen and Lip Balm Set are a must. Need new styles for some fun in the sun? Check out our Summer SH*T Tank Top (in black AND blue!) and the Vulturus Logo Embroidered FlexFit Hat.

Got drinks to keep cool and nearby? The Freeze 'Em All Insulated Cooler Bag and Drink 'Em All Beverage Tumbler are calling your name...and you can be your own Lord of Summer with our brand new Captain's Chair with Cooler Arm Rest Pouch!

Lords Of Summer

We're celebrating our new song and a new season with some fresh merch and have got you covered for all your warm-weather needs. Hitting the beach or the ballgame? Our Est. 1981 Stadium Blanket, Summer Survival Sunscreen / Lip Balm Set, and Flaming Sun Beach Towel are a must. Need new styles for some fun in the sun? Check out our Summer SH*T Tank Top (in black AND blue!). Got drinks to keep cool and nearby? The Freeze ‘Em All Insulated Cooler Bag and Drink ‘Em All Beverage Tumbler are calling your name. Be your own Lord of Summer with our brand new Captain’s Chair with Cooler Arm Rest Pouch, and Vulturus FlexFit Hat…and you know James will be rocking the JH Sutro Sunglasses all summer long!

All Within My Hands

We knew we could count on our fans to help us clean up HQ! Things are looking much better around here, but we still need a bit more room for our new summer merch (keep an eye on the store next week!). How does three shirts for one INSANELY low price sound? That's the deal with our new t-shirt grab bags...get our brand new Names T-Shirt plus two randomly-selected shirts, or snag three randomly-selected men's or women's shirts, all at super low prices!

Oh, we almost forgot...ALL orders will continue to receive a FREE gift while supplies last! So What 7" singles, stickers, Vintage Iron-Ons, Orion Music + More t-shirts, other surprises...we've got free shit for the best fans in the world and we aren't afraid to use it!

...Until We're Clean

With the band on the road the past couple of weeks have been the perfect time for some late-spring cleaning here at HQ. We stumbled on some cool stuff, so any order containing an item $19.99 or greater from the THROUGH THE NEVER section of the store receives a FREE Orion Music + More t-shirt while supplies last! 

We aren't stopping celebrate the anniversary of a very special Metallica show, purchases of any items over $15 from the THIS WEEK IN METALLICA section of the store will also receive a FREE Orion Music + More T-Shirt (size and design chosen at random) while supplies last! Help us clear space for new merch like the Names T-Shirt, get free shit...everybody wins!

No Life 'til Leather!

With the band on the road in Europe and the live debut of "Frayed Ends of Sanity" in the books, it only seems right to debut some new items in the Met Store! Check out the brand new Death Magnetic Leather Wrist Cuff, Kill 'Em All Embroidered Wrist Band - 2 PACK and Binge and Purge Embroidered Hoodie BLACK and get geared up for the upcoming shows. The Allover Cycling Jersey and SF Giants gear is still fresh and gig-ready, so snag it while you can!

Carpe Diem Baby!

All of us at HQ are trying to spend a little more time outside after an awesome Metallica Night with the SF Giants. Seize the day and enjoy the killer weather with great deals on activewear. Hit the road for the long weekend in our brand new Allover Cycling Jersey and Pirate and Spider track jackets and track pants, and stock up on our Pirate Shield and SF Giants gear as summer rolls in!

Hit 'Em All!

Metallica Night at AT&T Park was a hit! Stock up on our Giants merch for the rest of the season and keep showing your 'Tallica pride at the ballpark with our Giants hoodies, hats, and men's, women's and youth t-shirts.

The Twelve Days of Christmas...

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, the MetStore gave to me: TWELVE drummer's drum sticks (silver & red)...ELEVEN Pushead T-shirts...TEN LULU book sets...NINE Live At Grimey's...EIGHT ladies tank tops...SEVEN picture frames...SIX stick-on patches...FIVE Kirk Hamm-e-tt Vaaans!  FOUR Fillmore posters...THREE lyric books....TWO calendars (2014)...and a Scary Holiday Sweater just for ME!  (Also in Master!)