Heavy Metal News – November 23, 2013

METALLICA: ‘Through The Never’ Soundtrack Vinyl Coming To Official Store Next Week

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)”, the soundtrack companion to the groundbreaking 3D feature film “Metallica Through The Never”, arrives on vinyl in the the band’s official store, Met Store at Metallica.com, on Monday, November 25 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. Choose between the limited 4-LP 45 RPM set on black vinyl and the 3-LP 33 1/3 set including one disc each in red, white and black.

As part of Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” event on November 29, METALLICA will release a 4xLP 45rpm 180-gram numbered limited vinyl edition of “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)”. The release is limited to only 4000 copies.

Founded in 2007 and officially kicked off in 2008 by METALLICA, Record Store Day normally takes place on the third Saturday of every April and brings together artists and independently owned record stores around the world to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores.

For a list of participating retail outlets, visit www.recordstoreday.com.

Asked about the fact that METALLICA was the first big band to support Record Store Day, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Q magazine: “Speaking just for me, I’ve been collecting records since I was nine, and records have just been such a significant part of my life. It’s the reason I wanted to be in a band, so stepping up and helping out Record Store Day is what METALLICA call a ‘no-brainer.’”

Added METALLICA frontman James Hetfield: “For me, it was when my daughter wanted a turntable. I was, like, [shouts] ‘Yes!’ I took her to Amoeba Records in San Francisco. She got home and played some vinyl albums on her new turntable. Then about two days later, she said, ‘Dad, there’s songs on the other side!’ [laughs] Yeah, alright!”

“Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” sold around 25,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 24 via the band’s own record label Blackened Recordings.

A two-disc CD set, “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” highlights last year’s career-spanning concerts at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film.

“Metallica Through The Never” stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA‘s most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA‘s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

Picturehouse released “Metallica Through The Never” in North America on September 27 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and it expanded into additional theaters on October 4.

“Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” CD track listing:

Disc 1

01. The Ecstasy Of Gold
02. Creeping Death
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Fuel
05. Ride The Lightning
06. One
07. The Memory Remains
08. Wherever I May Roam
09. Cyanide
10. …And Justice For All

Disc 2

01. Master Of Puppets
02. Battery
03. Nothing Else Matters
04. Enter Sandman
05. Hit The Lights
06. Orion

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metallica-through-the-never-soundtrack-vinyl-coming-to-official-store-next-week/#64vaJWyBX6ottCXQ.99

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NIGHTWISH: Fourth ‘Showtime, Storytime’ Trailer Available

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, “Showtime, Storytime”, on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition.

“Showtime, Storytime” contains NIGHTWISH‘s entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The show, which was played in the front of 85,000 screaming metalheads, was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total running time of 85 minutes. The second disc consists of a 120-minute tour documentary, “Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours”, also directed by Ville Lipiäinen, with no shortage of drama or overall madness. Also, there is a 16-minute NIGHTWISH Table Hockey Tournament, filmed on tour. In addition, there are two music clips: “I Want My Tears Back” (live at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland) and “Ghost Love Score” (live in Buenos Aires).

The Wacken Open Air appearance was the first of the three final shows of NIGHTWISH‘s “Imaginaerum World Tour”, which saw the band and their Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) playing 104 concerts in 34 different countries, with a total audience of over 1.5 million fans around the globe.

Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: “Our darling flying Dutchwoman, Floor Jansen, has been nothing but incredible during her time in NIGHTWISH on this tour, so this is a perfect opportunity to immortalize the current vibe of the band on film!”

NIGHTWISH‘s setlist for the Wacken Open Air performance was as follows:

01. Dark Chest Of Wonders
02. Wish I Had An Angel
03. She Is My Sin
04. Ghost River
05. Ever Dream
06. Storytime
07. I Want My Tears Back
08. Nemo
09. Last Of The Wilds
10. Bless The Child
11. Romanticide
12. Amaranth
13. Ghost Love Score
14. Song Of Myself
15. Last Ride Of The Day
16. Outro (Imaginaerum)

The fourth trailer for“Showtime, Storytime” can be seen at this location.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/nightwish-fourth-showtime-storytime-trailer-available/#B4H6IBQXeEQUXMdw.99

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KAMPFAR Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS; New Album Details Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Indie Recordings has announced the signing of Norwegian black metallers KAMPFAR. The band’s sixth studio album, “Djevelmakt” (English-language translation: Devil Power) will be released on January 27, 2014 (four days later in in Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

KAMPFAR will soon announce a full European tour for March and April 2014 and is already confirmed for the Ragnarök and Kings Of Black Metal festivals.

According to a press release, “Djevelmakt” ”proves that 20 years of existence does not dull the blade, but grinds it into a sharpness more scything than ever before.”

“Djevelmakt” track listing:

01. Mylder
02. Kujon
03. Blod, Eder Og Galle
04. Swarm Norvegicus
05. Fortapelse
06. De Dødes Fane
07. Svarte Sjelers Salme
08. Our Hounds, Our Legion

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kampfar-signs-with-indie-recordings-new-album-details-revealed/#jEvqiBUdQkG3WpI7.99

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MISERY INDEX Recording New Album

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

American grindcore act MISERY INDEX has entered the studio to begin recordings its new album for a spring 2014 release via Season Of Mist.

Syas the band: “Adam (Jarvis) will start by tracking drums with Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER) at Visceral Sound outside Washington D.C., and then the rest of the album will be recorded at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore, engineered by Steve Wright (DYING FETUS).

“We expect tracking to wrap up in early January.

“It is shaping up to be our longest and most diverse effort to date.”

MISERY INDEX released a live album, “Live In Munich”, on February 19 (four days earlier internationally) via the French label Season Of Mist. The CD was recorded at Backstage in Munich, Germany on February 18, 2012 and it was made available as a hand-numbered die-cut LP, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide.

MISERY INDEX‘s latest CD, “Heirs To Thievery”, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. Released in North America on May 11, 2010 via Relapse Records, the album was recorded at Wright Way Studios (DYING FETUSSLIPKNOTMOS DEF) with engineer Steve Wright.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/misery-index-recording-new-album/#TWiH8WD8t1HjFYCL.99

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