Corriere di Bologna: Metallica a Bologna, tra le fiamme parte «Nel blu dipinto di blu»

I Metallica sono approdati a Bologna. La Unipol Arena è stipata con la più alta concentrazione di T-Shirt di gruppi metal dell’emisfero orientale. Il palco, un enorme cerchio, campeggia al centro del palazzetto. Quando riecheggiano le note de L’estasi dell’oro di Ennio Morricone accompagnate dalle immagini della scena de Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, la folla è già in visibilio. 

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February 13, 2018 In the Press

La Vanguardia: La noche de parranda de Metallica en Barcelona en la que resucitó a Peret

La presencia de los contundentes Metallica en un atestado Palau Sant Jordi cumplió anoche con las expectativas. Tras la músca de El bueno, el feo y el malo, que la usan para saltar al escenario, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich y compañía ofrecieron una larga sesión donde sonaron clásicos y temas de su último disco, Hardwired to self-destruct. Pero más allá de eso, resucitaron a Peret y su muerto vivo.

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February 8, 2018 In the Press

LA VANGUARDIA: Metallica derriba muros en Madrid

16.767 personas vibraron anoche con el primero de los dos conciertos que Metallica da este año en Madrid antes de poner rumbo a Barcelona -7 de febrero en el Palau Sant Jordi - para el tercer show patrio de su gira ‘Worldwired Tour’. Una cifra récord para el Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad -rebautizado temporalmente como WiZink Center- que ha sido testigo del gran momento de forma del cuarteto californiano 31 años después de su primera visita a España.

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February 4, 2018 In the Press

EL PAÍS: Metallica hace temblar el hormigón en Madrid

A los conciertos de Metallica conviene acudir preparado. Para lo que se tercie. Los veteranos harán alarde de galones con alguna camiseta antiquísima, tal vez aquella de cuando se presentó el Black Album en el estadio del Rayo: después de 25 años estará raída, pero confiere autoridad y pedigrí. Los neófitos han de disponerse a una experiencia atronadora, brutal, de esas que ponen a prueba tímpanos, encéfalos y musculaturas abdominales. Y unos y otros harían bien en no acudir con los estómagos vacíos, a sabiendas de que James Hetfield y sus camaradas les suministrarán dos horas largas de rugidos. El desembarco esta noche en el WiZink madrileño ha resultado superlativo en todos los aspectos, empezando por su dimensión gregaria: la disposición en el centro de la pista, casi como si de un cuadrilátero se tratara, permitió ampliar el aforo hasta las 16.700 almas, récord histórico del…

February 4, 2018 In the Press

Music Week: "There's nobody even close to them": Q Prime's Peter Mensch talks about Metallica's record-breaking 2017

In the new issue of Music Week, we take a look at metal giants Metallica’s triumphant 2017. The band released Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, their double-disc 10th album, back in November 2016 and it has since gone on to shift 138,453 copies to date, according to Official Charts Company data, as well as help them break attendance records on their October UK arena tour.

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December 14, 2017 In the Press

Guitar World: Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, August Burns Red Nominated for Grammys

Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold and August Burns Red are among the nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Metallica have scored nominations for Best Rock Song ("Atlas, Rise!") and Best Rock Album (Hardwired... To Self-Destruct), while Foo Fighters picked up nominations for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, both for the Concrete and Gold single, "Run."

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November 28, 2017 In the Press

Paste Magazine: Metallica: Master of Puppets Deluxe Boxed Set Review

There’s nothing more lame than a cash grab from a band of millionaires or a greedy record label. Using several methods to accomplish this—greatest hits albums, reissues featuring “one new” track, remastered classic albums featuring “long lost” demos, or even re-recording a full album “the way it should’ve been”—these fat cats can hold devoted fans upside down by their ankles and shake every last penny out of their pockets. Naturally, loyal fans would gladly fork it over, but sometimes examining every last piece of the puzzle that went into creating a definitive album only serves to take the mystique away from it.

But then there are bands like Metallica, and records like Master Of Puppets.

For Metallica, the Puppets era is hands down the most important stretch of their career. Releasing a boxed set of demos, outtakes, interviews, multiple live sets and even Jason Newsted…

November 16, 2017 In the Press

Billboard: Metallica's 'Master of Puppets': Metal Musicians Reflect on the Band's Game-Changing Third Album

Released on March 3, 1986, Metallica’s Master of Puppets was the album that cracked the 1980s in half for metal. 

The mad thrashing sound that emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area in the early '80s looked into the vortex of its own evolution when Master arrived. The stunning Don Brautigam cover art -- a painting of giant hands emerging from an ominous red sky holding strings attached to a sea of white cemetery crosses -- was an unforgettable sight, one that instantly articulated the message of the album title.

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November 15, 2017 In the Press