Timeline

2008

April 19, 2008

Record Store Day

Metallica helps kick off the first annual Record Store Day with a signing at Rasputin Music in Mountain View, CA.

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July 17, 2008

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July 31, 2008

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August 21, 2008

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September 1, 2008

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September 4, 2008

Death on the Radio

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins host a radio show broadcast live from Metallica HQ. Six tracks from Death Magnetic are played, as well as live interviews with the band.

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September 10, 2008

Band Appears on Taratata

Metallica perform "Cyanide", "Enter Sandman", and "The Day That Never Comes" on this French TV show.

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September 12, 2008

Death Magnetic released worldwide

Metallica's ninth studio album, Death Magnetic, is released worldwide.
Released in various special bundles, including the Coffin Box set.

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September 16, 2008

Later with Jools Holland

Appear on Later with Jools Holland TV show and perform "Cyanide", "Enter Sandman", and "The Day That Never Comes."

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October 16, 2008

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October 21, 2008

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December 3, 2008

Grammy Nominations

Death Magnetic is nominated for four Grammy awards: Best Rock Album, Best Recording Package, Best Rock Instrumental Performance (for "Suicide and Redemption"), and Best Metal Performance (for "My Apocalypse").

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December 7, 2008

"All Nightmare Long" Music Video Premieres

Directed by Robert Schober (Roboshobo), the video is an alternate history following the Tunguska event of 1908 in which the Soviet Union conquers the United States by infecting them with a zombie plague.

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December 15, 2008

"All Nightmare Long" Single Released

Live tracks included among the various releases were recorded during the Death Magnetic release party on September 12, 2008 at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany.