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BACK IN BLACK

On May 7, 2012 Metallica hit the stage in Prague performing their self-titled Black Album live in its entirety for the first time. This included the live debut of three songs: Struggle Within, My Friend of Misery and Don’t Tread on Me. The band threw a bit of a wrench into thing’s by playing the album backwards, starting off with The Struggle Within (with a cool little video introduction) and ending with Enter Sandman.

The Struggle Within & Black Album Intro:

Full show:

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MISSION TO LARS

MEXICO CITY

We generally don’t report every little tour announcement. .. but, this is an interesting one:

 After years in the making, we are beyond excited to finally unveil the all new, out of control, massive stage and Metalli-show to some of our most rabid fans in the world with two shows in Mexico City at Sports Palace on August 1 and 2, 2012.

When we last visited Mexico City in June of 2009, those three sold out nights with over 150,000 of our craziest friends at Foro Sol Stadium were some of the most memorable, over the top, insane shows we have ever played. Now we’ll be back with a brand new show that features your favorite iconic elements spanning our entire 30 year touring career all on a massive stage that is twice the size of the World Magnetic set up… we think it’s something that needs to be seen to believed!!!

 

WELCOME HOME (INTER SANDMAN)

Here we go… the new look to Inter Sandman!  First and foremost, I urge you to register, registering makes thing’s easier and allows us some cool little features like avatars and you will avoid the  captcha (that protects us from spammers).  Check out the new site on your smartphone as well!

The site is not finished.  It took a lot of time to convert the old posts and comments from the old site over to this new system.  The discography, bios and the rest of the site is being worked on and will be up soon(er or later).

Check it out, kick the tires and let’s see how this new site will work!  Check out the brand new forum.  Let us know what you like… and what you don’t like.

I just switched the domain over, so there may be a few hiccups.  Please let me know if something goes wrong or doesn’t look right.  …and if you need the old site, it’s still available right here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF

Cliff Burton would’ve turned 50 years old today.


Clifford Lee Burton
February 10, 1962 – September 26, 1986

Rest Peacefully…

ORION MUSIC + MORE

A new Festival by and from Metallica… Orion Music + More

Headlining both nights, Metallica will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ‘Black Album’ by playing it in its entirety on one night AND all of ‘Ride the Lightning’ for the first time ever on the other night! This will be the only North American performances of these albums in 2012.

When: June 23 & 24, 2012

Where: Bader Field, Atlantic City NJ
Other performers: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy

INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL?

We’re getting an announcement from Metallica on Tuesday, February 7th at 11 AM Pacific Time. It looks to be regarding the interactive event that was rumored and talked about in late 2011… it also appears to be tied into a Festival of some sort. (It seems way too early for the 3D movie).

Only time will tell… here’s the video announcement of the announcement:

TOUR UPDATES

With a full slate of European dates already set up, looks like Metallica will hit North American this summer as well.

Hidden Track reports that Metallica will hit Bader Field in Atlantic city during the last weekend in June. Other sources are confirming Metallica hitting Bader Field, but are less specific about date… (SOJO 104.9, Examiner, Atlantic City Weekly, amongst others…)

Also noteworthy, is that Phish is also slated to play a festival at Bader – probably the weekend before Metallica – and frontman Trey Anastasio has been quoted lately talking about covering Master of Puppets.

confirmed dates
5/7/2012 Prague, Czech Republic
5/8/2012 Belgrade, Serbia
5/10/2012 Warsaw, Poland
5/12/2012 Paris, France Stade de France
5/13/2012 Udine, Italy Stadio Friuli
5/23/2012 Oslo, Norway Vallehovin
5/25/2012 Lisbon, Portugal Rock in Rio
5/26/2012 Madrid, Spain Getafe Open Air
5/28/2012 Werchter, Belgium Festivalpark
6/1/2012 Nurnberg, Germany Rock Im Park

XXX: THE LAST FILLMORE 30TH ANNIVERSARY GIG

Three 30th Anniversary Shows down, three new songs performed and rough studio versions released to Club members: Hate Train, Just a Bullet Away and Hell and Back. A plethora of rare (and not so rare) songs played including the live premieres of Carpe Diem, Baby and To Live is to Die. Guests including Sean & Brian of Diamond Head, Bill Byford of Saxon, John Marshall, Apocalyptica, Marianne Faithful, Ray Haller (Sweet Savage), Kid Rock, John Bush, Lou Reed, Mercyful Fate, Jerry Cantrell, Garry Rossington, Jim Martin, Animal (Anti-Nowhere League), Glenn Danzig and Rob Halford.

Former Metallica member Jason Newsted also sat in each night for two songs per night.

But, is the best yet to come?

Dave Mustaine tweeted this: “I am up in SF for Metallica’s 30 anniversary. I look forward to celebrating with them.” – will Dave play or fill the slot that’s been reserved to remember Cliff Burton? …original bass player Ron McGovney is said to have been at each night’s show, will he make it to the stage tonight? We also hear that Bob Rock, Brian May and members of Black Sabbath might make an appearance tonight for night four.

There have been plethora of rumors floating around of songs that might make their live debuts during this series of shows. Frayed Ends of Sanity, Fixxxer and My Friend of Misery being the most talked about (but, probably just talk)… remember: night #3 had no live debut of any older material.

XXX: THE FILLMORE 30TH ANNIVERSARY GIGS

The first show of four 30th Anniversary Shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco brought a few surprises…

The live debut of Carpe Diem, Baby and the overall debut of Hate Train.

Hate Train is from the Death Magnetic sessions and has also been known as ‘Game.’ You might recognize parts of it from Mission: Metallica (which chronicled the making of Death Magnetic). MetClub members got a surprise in their e-mail with a free download of the studio version of the song (This is the unpolished version of the song… the original rough mix from March of 2008 in its rawest, untouched form.)

This first Fillmore gig was opened by Apocaplyptica and the Soul Rebel Brass Band. Both bands joined for a big jam on Seek to close the evening… Apocolyptica also joined Metallica onstage to play One (starting with just James/Apocalyptica with the rest of Metallica joining at the end). Other guests including former roadie/fill in John Marshal, Bill Byford of Saxon, Diamond Head… and the return of Jason Newsted!!

Rumors are still flying around on what the remaining three gigs will bring us: Mustaine, McGoveny, Ozzy, Lemmy… more Death Magnetic era songs? Fixxxer? Frayed Ends?