Music

St. Anger

Released June 22, 2003

Released June 22, 2003

Liner Notes

James Hetfield – Guitar, Vocals
Lars Ulrich – Drums
Kirk Hammett – Guitar
Robert Trujillo – Bass

ST. ANGER
Producer: Bob Rock & Metallica
Recorded & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assistants: Mike Gillies & Eric Helmkamp
Digital Engineer: Mike Gillies
Bass: Bob Rock
Conceived, Recorded & Mixed at HQ, San Rafael, Calfornia

COMMANDO
Not Very Produced by Bob Rock & Metallica
Recorded & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assistants: Mike Gillies & Eric Helmkamp
Digital Engineer: Mike Gillies
Bass: Bob Rock
Recorded & Mixed at HQ, San Rafael, Calfornia, December 2002

"When we were asked to contribute a song to the Ramones tribute album, we began jamming on our favorite songs, trying to figure out which one best fit the Metallica vibe. Of the original six that we chose, it ended up being between "53rd & 3rd" and "Commando." "53rd & 3rd" won out, but we're still proud of this one."

TODAY YOUR LOVE, TOMORROW THE WORLD
Not Very Produced by Bob Rock & Metallica
Recorded & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assistants: Mike Gillies & Eric Helmkamp
Digital Engineer: Mike Gillies
Bass: Bob Rock
Recorded & Mixed at HQ, San Rafael, Calfornia, December 2002

"This one sounds pretty good (especially when compared to the ones you're going to hear on CD2!), so we included it with "Commando.""

NOW I WANNA SNIFF SOME GLUE
Not Very Produced by Bob Rock & Metallica
Recorded & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assistants: Mike Gillies & Eric Helmkamp
Digital Engineer: Mike Gillies
Bass: Bob Rock
Recorded & Mixed at HQ, San Rafael, Calfornia, December 2002

"The record company always demands b-sides to accompany the single. Because of some fucked up UK chart regulations, each version requires its own "unique" b-sides, and we never seem to have enough. This "gem" was left over from the Ramones sessions, and because we had nothing else laying around, we had to give it up. Sometimes pride goes out the window for the sake of contractual... well, you get the picture!"

CRETIN HOP
Not Very Produced by Bob Rock & Metallica
Recorded & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assistants: Mike Gillies & Eric Helmkamp
Digital Engineer: Mike Gillies
Bass: Bob Rock
Recorded & Mixed at HQ, San Rafael, Calfornia, December 2002

"The record company always demands b-sides to accompany the single. Because of some fucked up UK chart regulations, each version requires its own "unique" b-sides, and we never seem to have enough. This "gem" was left over from the Ramones sessions, and because we had nothing else laying around, we had to give it up. Sometimes pride goes out the window for the sake of contractual... well, you get the picture!"

WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY
Not Very Produced by Bob Rock & Metallica
Recorded & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assistants: Mike Gillies & Eric Helmkamp
Digital Engineer: Mike Gillies
Bass: Bob Rock
Recorded & Mixed at HQ, San Rafael, Calfornia, December 2002

"This one is about as rough as they come. In fact, we're inclined to file this one under Garbage Days Revisited, but it gives you a chance to hear how we sound when we get started in the studio on a new album. We bash around and play some covers to get ourselves warmed up. This song makes it perfectly clear that we had a ways to go before we were ready!"

ST. ANGER (VIDEO)
Director: The Malloys
Bass: Bob Rock
Filmed in May 2003 in San Quentin, CA
© 2003 Creeping Death Music (ASCAP) and EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Mahina Hoku Publishing

Cover Art: Matt Mahurin

All songs © WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Taco Tunes Inc. (ASCAP), Bleu Disque Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP) except ST. ANGER © 2003 Creeping Death Music (ASCAP) and EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Mahina Hoku Publishing
© 2003 Metallica