Stop breathing And dedicate to me

Great start to 2018 of touring here at Altice Arena. The crowd was singing along to everything! Set ended tonight with Spit, Nothing, and Sandman. Eagle eyed fans noticed James debuted TWO new guitars tonight: Purple Snakebyte, and a KL made of wood from the old Carlson garage!!! Full setlist is up, pics to come!

February 1, 2018 Tour Journal

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

Garage Days...Reissued, Remastered, Re-Revisited!

Available for the first time since 1989, The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited is the newest addition to our lineup of remastered Metallica releases! The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited (Remastered), to be released on April 13th, is available for pre-order in a variety of formats in the Met Store now. All pre-orders include a free MP3 download of “The Wait (Remastered).”

UPDATE: The pre-orders for the Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Picture Disc, CD Longbox, and Cassette have sold out. Check back on release day (April 13th).

VinylColored VinylPicture Disc • CDCD Longbox • Cassette • Vinyl & T-Shirt Bundle • Colored Vinyl & T-Shirt Bundle • Picture Disc & T-Shirt Bundle • CD & T-Shirt Bundle • Longbox CD & T-Shirt Bundle • Cassette & T-Shirt Bundle

January 24, 2018 Store Carousel

The WorldWired Tour Continues in Europe

Immediately following our run of shows opening the new Royal Arena in Copenhagen last month we promised we would be back to Europe this year... and we will!! The WorldWired tour hits European arenas starting in September and doesn’t stop until May of 2018!

Surprise & Happy Birthday James

How do you celebrate your 39th year? Well, if a few of your good buddies have their way, behind the wheel of your '55 Chevy Bel Air at Sears Point Raceway, smoking your tires at the business-end of the drag-strip which has been held for your exclusive use for the best part of an afternoon. James Hetfield has just those types of buddies, which is why on Tuesday August 6th (James birthday is on Aug 3rd), some close friends and family got together to watch Papa Het and friends burn rubber, push gaskets and floor accelerators in the quest for best time of the day.

Nice Lineup

Does this one have an engine?

Was James happy? Well we couldn't really tell 'cos he seemed to have trouble getting words out through his huge, four hour ear-to-ear grin, but judging by the amount of times he floored both his Bel Air and Chevy Camaro (the latter was the stunt car in 'I Disappear') we'd say…

Rolling Stone: Metallica, Logic Join 'I'm Listening' Suicide Prevention Campaign

Metallica, Logic, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and pop singer Halsey are among the various musicians set to participate in a new mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign, "I'm Listening." The broadcast company Entercom organized the initiative, which will include a two-hour radio special airing live from Seattle on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, at 10 a.m. ET on all Entercom platforms.

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September 7, 2017 In the Press

Reissues Re-Revisited - Garage Days EP Coming April 13th

The remastered, reissue is re-revisited! That's right, next up in our series of reissues is The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited, available for pre-order now and in stores on April 13th in time to celebrate Record Store Day. The long out of print EP included five songs that were later released as a part of the Garage, Inc. double album, but we thought it would be fun to bring them back now in the original format straight from 1987!

Grammy Winners

Metallica added another Grammy Award to their collection tonight. This one is for "Whiskey In The Jar." This was Metallica's fifth Grammy.

The WorldWired Tour Hits North America

It was one of the worst kept secrets in the touring world and now we’re here to finally make it official... yes, the WorldWired tour will be hitting the road in North America this summer for our first extended tour of the States and Canada since 2009! Whew... it certainly has been way too long and we are beyond excited to be visiting all of our friends in North America. We’re also psyched to announce that after joining us in Minneapolis last year, Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat have graciously signed on to be the main support acts for the run.

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.

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.

Photo by Brian Douglas

Europe Indoor Tour Dates *Updated*

Dec 2 Oslo, NOR Spektrum Dec 3 Oslo, NOR Spektrum Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 5 Hannover, GER Preussag-Arena Public on sale Sept 12.

Dec 6 Arnhem, HOL Gelredome Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 8 Zurich, SWI Hallenstadion Public on sale Sept 12.

Dec 9 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports de Bercy Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 11 Bologna, ITA PalamalagutiPublic on sale Sept 16

Dec 13 Erfurt, GER MessehallePublic on sale Sept 12

Dec 14 Mannheim, GER MaimarkthallePublic on sale Sept 12

Dec 16 Cologne, GER Cologne Arena Public on sale Sept 12.

Dec 17 Antwerp, BEL Sportpaleis Public on sale Sept 13.

Dec 19 London, ENG Earls Court ArenaPublic on sale Sept 17

Dec 20 London, ENG Earls Court ArenaPublic on sale Sept 17

Godsmack has been confirmed as the opening band for all these dates.

September 19, 2003 News

Lisbon Show Today!

First show of 2018 is in Lisbon tonight! Doors open at 7, with our friends in Kvelertak on stage at 8:20. Metallica will go on around 9:30!

February 1, 2018 Tour Journal

Beyond the black, we rise again

Another great crowd here in Madrid! Set started off with Hardwired, Atlas, Seek, Harvie, Fade, and now Dead is playing. Dream is up next!

February 5, 2018 Tour Journal