Honored With The Polar Music Prize

We are thrilled to announce that on June 14th we will receive one of the most unique and distinctive honors in music, Sweden's Polar Music Prize. In a ceremony broadcast live on Swedish national television we, along with our fellow laureate Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, will be extremely proud to accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

RNZ: Dieser Triumphzug war ein ICE (plus Fotogalerie)

Mannheim. Am Ende ist die junge, völlig durchgeschwitzte Frau glücklich - und nur für einen kurzen Augenblick enttäuscht. Die Kamera zoomt ganz nah an James Hetfields Hand heran, zu beobachten auf den unzähligen LED-Würfeln, die über der Bühne der SAP Arena schweben. Zwischen den Fingern des Sängers und Gitarristen von Metallica ist ein Plektron zu sehen, zuerst verschwommen und dann ganz scharf. Mannheim ist darauf zu lesen, mit dem Wasserturm im Hintergrund.

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February 19, 2018 In the Press

Rolling Stone: Metallica to Receive Music's 'Nobel Prize'

Nearly 40 years into their career, Metallica will receive the Polar Music Prize – an equivalent award to the Nobel Prize – this coming spring. The award recognizes international excellence in music. The group will receive an award of one million Swedish kronor, roughly equivalent to $126,000. The band will donate the money to its own All Within My Hands organization, which aids communities in need with workforce education, food-bank donations and other local services.

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February 15, 2018 In the Press

Billboard: Metallica, Afghanistan National Institute of Music Named 2018 Polar Music Prize Laureates

The seminal metal band Metallica and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and its founder/director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast have been named the Laureates for the 2018 Polar Music Prize, to be presented by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on June 14. The announcement was made Wednesday (Feb. 14) morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee.

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February 14, 2018 In the Press

Teaming Up With Vans Again!

We're psyched to announce that we have once again teamed up with our friends at Vans to bring you two new styles in the Vans x Metallica exclusive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories. The latest installment from the long-time partnership marks the third collaboration between us and the iconic Southern California company.

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

James and SKOM Director Joe Berlinger Team Up Again!

No rest for the wicked here as James spent a few of his days between tour dates in front of the camera once again for Academy-award nominated director Joe Berlinger as he filmed scenes for Joe's upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. The movie follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.

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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

Sixth Annual Metallica Night with the SF Giants

That's right... Metallica Night number six is on the calendar! On April 23, 2018 we'll take a quick break from the European tour to head back to the Bay Area and celebrate one of our favorite hometown traditions, Metallica Night at AT&T Park with the San Francisco Giants. Members of the band will be on hand to start things off right with the National Anthem and first pitch, sticking around all night to cheer on the team against the Washington Nationals.

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