Ultimate Albums: the Black Album

Metallica's self-titled 1991 release (known as "the black album" for its plain cover) forever altered the world's perception of heavy metal. From Korn to Limp Bizkit, the disc's influence on today's contemporary acts is undeniable.

Show Premieres Saturday July 5, 10/9c PM

In other kinda related news, Eaglevision is releasing its' Metallica -The Black Album Classic Album DVD in a special Limited edition CD Jewel Case. This DVD examines the making ofone of the biggest selling metal albums of all time. It features interviews with the band behind the scenes footage, explanations for the songs and a rare insight into recording of the album. Find out more about Metallica's and Producer Bob Rock's first collaboration! Click to find out more!

June 26, 2003 News

St. Anger FAQ

1. My copy of St. Anger does not have a component (CD,DVD, or booklet). What do I do?

This depends on where and when you purchased your copy. The initial first manufacturing run of St. Anger around the world (in the millions!) all included both the CD and the DVD, along with the 28 page booklet. Subsequent pressings outside of North America and Japan may only include the CD and 28 page booklet - no DVD, unfortunately due to some record company restrictions. You may still purchase the full package of both the CD and the DVD, but the price may be the equivalent of 1-2 Euros more depending on your local retailer.

If you purchased the package in North America or Japan and are missing an element, we suggest that you return it to the store you purchased it at - you will probably need your receipt!

2. What happened to the metallicavault.com website?

The Metallica Vault website has now…

June 25, 2003 News

Metalli-World Updates

We are stomping through Europe and have performed in various spots, from the large festivals like Rock In Park, Rock Am Ring, Heineken Jammin Festival, Fields of Rock, to the three insanely hot and sweaty club shows in one day in Paris, to the TV shows in UK and Germany.

You can always check out our conquests on the MetOntour site. Up next are 2 shows in Spain, the Roskilde Festival, and the Werchter Rock Festival. After this trek you would think we would take some time off. HELL NO!! We will be back in the US to kick all your asses on the Summer Sanitarium tour along with Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Mudvayne, and Deftones.

Oh, and in case you care, St. Anger was charted in the the following countries:

USA 1 Canada 1 Norway 1 Iceland 1 Poland 1 France 3 Sweden 1 Finland 1 Denmark 1 Germany 1 Switzerland 2 Austria 3 Hungary 1 Holland 3 Belgium 3 Spain 2 Portugal 1 Mexico 1 Argentina 6…
June 17, 2003 News

Not Your Average Tour Review

So there we were, in Germany, in Nuremburg Germany, in FC Nuremburg's massive soccer stadium to be precise, when in walks a priceless little bit of Metallihistory with his old buddy Kirk Hammett...Scott Ian. yes, Scotty from Anthrax, the diminutive riff machine, the schizmated live aggro merchant, one of the main drivers behind Noo Yawk's most famous modern metallists. Scott and Kirk have been friends for many, many years, always sharing stories on a variety of subjects from guitars to movies. And the two bands have always shared times together...perhaps the most legendary stint happened in 1986 when 'thrax supported Metallica through Europe, when the Cliffage was flying, James was crashing all over the place on boards with wheels and both bands were quite literally raging 28/7.

So when the Metontourmesiter Nic suggested to me that y'all might really, no, REALLY enjoy reading what…

June 10, 2003 News

St. Anger Has Been Set Free!!!!

St. Anger will be a 2-disc set (CD of music, DVD of rehearsals) packaged in a tri-fold digipack. Included in the digipack will be a 4-color, 28 page booklet with lyrics.

Also included will be a sneak peak at the Metallica Video game. Ready sometime in early 2005, the new video game is a third person vehicle combat game packed with fully customized vehicles and weaponry, endless terrain and desperate, murderous opponents – will include voice-overs from us, incidental background music and other exclusive content. We will also record an original song exclusively for the game along with a music video featuring elements from the interactive experience. You will also be able to see the trailer if you hit any of the Summer Sanitarium tour dates.

When you open your St. Anger digipack for the first time, make sure not to overlook the special insert for the Metallica Vault. What is that you…

Documentary Filmmakers Need Your Help!

The two guys putting this thing together (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky) are looking for unique, original video or film footage, audio recording, and photos of the band from their early years to the present for possible use in the film. If you have any material you'd like to let us know about, please email a brief description and your contact information.

The usual small type: You should be the owner of the material.

St. Anger Singles

Here's the real deal on a couple of singles coming out in International territories. They are outtakes from the sessions we did for the Ramones tribute record and some of 'em are pretty rough. We even included the video for "St.Anger" for you!

CD 1"St. Anger" (album version)"Commando""Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World"

CD 2"St. Anger" (album version)"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue""Cretin Hop""St. Anger" (video)

7-inchA-side: "St. Anger"B-side: "We're A Happy Family"

CD 2-track"St. Anger" (album version)"Cretin Hop"

CD Maxi"St. Anger" (album version)"Commando""Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World""Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue""St. Anger" (video)

Update June 4: Depending on where you live, some or all of these singles will begin to surface in your favorite record store the week of June 23, 2003.

St. Anger Treasure Hunt

Can't wait to get your fix of "St. Anger??" Is June 5th just too far away? Well, here's a way for you to satisfy your cravings now. Starting tomorrow, June 3, eleven web sites around the world will be streaming one song each from the upcoming DVD release of "St. Anger" recorded live at Metallica H.Q. but, you'll have to work to find those sites.

Clues for each site are below and you'll know when you found the right site because you will see the following banner (or one like it) when you get there. Remember, the clips won't be posted until June 3, so you won't see the banners just yet.

No more hints - only the clues below. Happy hunting!!

Site 1:- This company is the MVP of Maddeningly great sports video games

Site 2:- Your Gates-way to the hottest new music and music news

Site 3:- Where new music blasts off

Site 4:- The sumo wrestler of websites

Site 5:- Where music, movies, technology,…

St Anger Video Unleashed

Update May 28: Video added

VIDEO: Click here

The St. Anger video that was filmed at San Quentin State Prison will be unleashed to the world on Tuesday May 27th. Metallica and directors the Malloy Brothers spent 18 hours at the "BIG HOUSE" last month to film the title track. The video was shot with the band performing at various locations throughout the compound. From outside, during the prisoners lunch break, to inside the cell block. This video is truly unique...

MTV2 will debut the video at Noon (12 pm EST) and air it every hour on the hour till 9 pm EST. The video will then premiere on MTV at 11:30 pm EST immediately following "Jackass." In addition to the video, the title track, St. Anger, will also drop like a ton of bricks in your favorite radio station's lap Tuesday. Over and out.

Metallica Rocks the Fillmore: Night Four

.Death Angel are screaming and roaring as we enter the building, and I gotta tell ya, I like to hear Death Angel scream and roar like that, it's a fine thing, a good thing, a righteous noise and I hope we hear more of it sooner than later.

Being the last night, the friends and family area upstairs is packed, and the friends and family area downstairs is packed too. Night 4. Could've done 14. But we're grateful for the quartet, right? In the tight, tight backstage area, I can sense that this is not a night for anybody who doesn't need to be there, thus I take off for the plum viewing point that is Big Mick's soundboard and settle in as the old 'good, bad and ugly' kicks offand it will kick off (I've seen the set-list and tonight is gonna be a marathon endeavor of speed, power and aggression. There'll be no 'arena-type set' here tonight! Indeed, this promises to be the 'fuck you!'…

Metallica Rocks the Fillmore: Night Three

just spent the day at HQ listening to something Ill be telling you about in detail shortly! Smiles were still around, people were still happy but there seemed a more business type approach to the day, what with more press and then everyone focused on getting St. Anger (title track not the full album) in the pocket for tonights show.

I arrived at The Fillmore in time to catch opening act Depressor (I missed the bluesy combo of Andrew and Flemmings band, sorry guys,I heard it was very cool and hopefully another time) but allow me to make mention of these palso Kirk, these sludgy, heavy monolithic, Venomoid, death metallee, industrio- Godfleshian beasts. This the music your mother warned you about, or should I say, warned you not to play in her house or shed kick you out! Which (of course) means they were great and we need to hear more of them.

The Flaming Androids

Really, whats…

St Anger Updates

St. Anger Commercial: Click here.

We are mere weeks away from the release of St. Anger, and we have some updates. St. Anger will be a 2-disc set (CD of music, DVD of rehearsals) packaged in a tri-fold digipack. Included in the digipack will be a 4-color, 28 page booklet with lyrics, a sneak peak at the Metallica video game currently in development (scheduled to be released late 2004/early 2005), and your link to some other Met goodies on the web. The album will now feature only one cover (4 covers? What were we thinking?!?!?).

Check out this clip about the making of the record, you might see bits and pieces of it on the tube in the next few weeks...

St. Anger EPK video

The first song to go on the radio will be the title track, St. Anger. The video for St. Anger will make it's debut later this month, the same day we put music in those radio guy's hands.

St. Anger hits the streets all…

Metallica Rocks the Fillmore: Night Two

Wow, its turnin into one big shindig here. Friends everywhere and I mean everywhere, from the front of the stage to the back of the balcony, there are faces we know and people weve seen and friends and people we know but cant remember and people we know weve seen and who we remember, all of that and more!

But I digress, so back to business and first things firstI read someone ask last night about the whole did they rehearse for this thing. The answer is not really. Because these are their rehearsals. Thats why there are the odd few mistakes, the occasional mishap, the sorts of things that people who are short on confidence get aggravated with, but the sorts of things that people who are happy get over quickly.

Its funny, because Im never too sure if the guys realize the control they have over the atmosphere in a building (n.b to self, must ask them that one day) but theres no…

Metallica Rocks the Fillmore: Night One

Let's start with random words, because listen, this was a really, really unique and random kind of night. Heavy. Energy. Fast. Passionate. Happy. Loose. Good. Roaring. Energy. Where do I stop? I don't want to. And frankly, I don't think they wanted to either tonight...because believe it when I tell you that I firmly believe this is the most fun this band has had playing live for a decade, maybe even more, but let's begin with a decade.

This was the turbo-charged set. the high-octane one. The one that suggested to me Metallica have been kind of 'cruising' for years prior to now. You can't truely recognize how hungry they can be until seeing them wanna wolf these moments down like the first meal after a starvation diet, and tonight these chaps were stuffing themselves, gorging themselves silly on the ferocious energy generated between themselves and the loudest audience I've ever…


Update May 16: Here's 30 seconds of St. Anger!

Frantic: 30 second preview: Windows Media Player I Real Player

St. Anger: 30 second preview: Windows Media Player I Real Player

May is no longer just a three letter word, it's now "MAYTALLICA!" Metallica has hooked up with radio stations across the United States to bring you this massive event. Each station has their own special promotions - you could win a trip to see Metallica play at the Fillmore, a brand new Metallica-ized truck, Summer Sanitarium tickets, t-shirts, Fan Club memberships and more. Along with "Maytallica" special promotions, each station will broadcast recent interviews with the band members and of course the best part - NEW MUSIC FROM ST. ANGER!!! Look for your home town station in the list below, and if your local station is not participating, you may want to check some other stations' web sites - they just might be…

MTV:Icon Metallica Air Times

Update May 6: While you are gearing up for mtv:ICON METALLICA, why not watch all those cool commercials you have been missing. Exclusively right here!!

Here are the air times for mtv:ICON METALLICA

All times are EST/PST

Tuesday May 6 2003 9:00 PM Wednesday May 7 2003 06:00 PM Friday May 9 2003 2:00 PM Saturday May 10 2003 5:30 PM Sunday May 11 2003 1:30 PM Sunday May 11 2003 8:30 PM

Metallica = Icons?

OK..OK..WE know what happened at mtvICON 2003...so will you on Tuesday, May 6th.

Did we see a snake pit filled with KRAZY CLUBBERS??? Did Avril Lavigne play Fuel? Sum 41 a cool medley? Jim Breuer impersonating the boys? Snoop Dogg rap-rocking? Korn playing One song? Limp Bizkit playing Sanitarium? Numerous friends telling their 'Tallica stories? Did we see Metallica play a kick ass medley? Did they play a short clip of a new song? Maybe we did...you will have to tune in to MTV yourself on Tuesday. Here are a few pics to pass the time until then!

MTV:Icon 2003

Tomorrow, Saturday May 3rd, MTV will be taping their annual mtvICON. Metallica are very honored to be selected for this years ICON. The band spent the evening rehearsing for tomorrows event.

The show will premiere on MTV on May 6th from 9:00 - 10:30pm ET/PT. More info about the show can be found HERE. As always, you can trust Metallica.com to cover all the action...Keep checking back.

Live at San Quentin

I noticed him standing there, shirtless, back to me, heavily tattooed. He was a skinhead, as in no hair. He wore a huge, immovable grin and black wrap sunglasses. One of the guards told me he was a lifer (in jail for life, no chance of parole). The initials FTW were tattooed onto the nape of neck. Fuck The World. I doubted he was prone to outbursts of immovable grinning, or any displays of happiness come to think of it. Of course this man was excited that Metallica was here, but more than anything I sensed he was enjoying an all-too-rare feeling of being proud. Proud that theyd offered to do a show for the inmates. Proud that theyd donated $10,000 towards the San Quentin Giants baseball field, about 400 ft opposite the makeshift stage in the main exercise yard. But more than anything, I sensed that he was proud theyd volunteered to offer a little bit of relief from an endless…

On Parole

Update May 1: The boys are on their way back to SQ for their one hour show. We have a short video from yesterday. Enjoy!

As previously reported, Metallica decided to shoot the video for the title track, "St. Anger", at The Big House - San Quentin State Prison. Here we are, back at Metallica HQ, after spending the last 18 hours at San Quentin. I think I am not only speaking for myself when I say that today's visit made a huge impression on everyone. There were many raw emotions going around between band members, crew, correctional officers, and inmates.

I have seen hundreds and hundreds of Metallica shows all over the world and numerous video shoots. Today's event will definitely go down in Metallica history. The band entered the prison around 7am this morning. When they took their first steps on the prison grounds, they looked at each other and knew this would not be just another…