Metallica are celebrating Record Store Day by taking a huge leap back in time to their humble beginnings. The band's 1982 demo "No Life 'til Leather" will be released on April 18 as a limited edition cassette at your favorite independent record store and Metallica.com!
It will be an an exact duplication of the original. "Twelve people will be able to play it, but everybody else will be able to hold it in their hands and, uh, have a great time with it," drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone with a laugh. The band will release the cassette on Record Store Day before expanded CD and vinyl editions arrive this summer. This is the first time any of their demos will have been officially released.
During this period, the band included vocalist-guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), bassist Ron McGovney and an 18 year old Ulrich on drums. The band has remastered the original tapes for the reissue, keeping the mix intact. The artwork has been made from Ulrich's own copy and will feature the Danish drummer's handwriting.
The release is part of a new series of upcoming reissues on Metallica's own label (Blackened Recordings). The band own the master recordings to their catalog, and are planning further releases of unreleased material in the future.
‘Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal’ documentary creators kick off fundraising campaign
The creators of 'Inside Metal: The Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal' Documentary Film Series, which features the biggest names of '80's Metal, offers Metal fans a chance to be included in these historical movies!
The early '80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as it spawned such worldwide headliners as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Dokken, W.A.S.P., and originally, Metallica (before the latter relocated to San Francisco). And the new documentary, 'Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal,' chronicles the entire scene.
Directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Metalrock Films, 'Inside Metal' features all-new interviews with countless bands and artists that thrived on the scene, and tell its story, first hand. To ensure that this killer documentary receives the attention it deserves, a fundraising campaign has been set up at WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM - which will help strengthen the film's distribution, marketing and promotion.
This groundbreaking movie features exclusive and candid interviews with members of Metallica (Lars Ulrich), Ratt (Stephen Pearcy), Dokken (Don Dokken), Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo), W.A.S.P. (Chris Holmes), Megadeth (David Ellefson), Great White, (Jack Russel), Y&T, (Dave Meniketti), Stryper (Michael Sweet) and Armored Saint (Joey Vera).
'Inside Metal' is about giving fans the real inside story from the behind the scenes world of metal and hard rock with in-depth interviews, ultra-rare concert footage and photographs, and an original music score from that era; in this no-holds-barred, never before seen, recollection of untold stories.
To check out some sneak previews, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzWl795u0E
Early feedback has been exceptional, including renowned video director Jonas Åkerlund (who has worked with the likes of Metallica and Ozzy) raving, "This film captures an era that catapulted metal into the spotlight and takes the audience on a wild ride down memory lane. After watching it I wanted to get in my time machine and experience those days for the first time. You’re hit with a potent nostalgia, a time I thought we couldn’t get back, not until I saw this film. I can’t get enough of this shit, what an amazing film to watch over and over again, well done!"
Metalrock Films ask - and want - real and serious metal fans to be a part of this historic documentary and spread the word that this was the scene where it all began, ground zero.
"Our Fanbacked campaign will raise the direly needed financial support to bring this film to one and all in the US and Internationally in order to pay for the marketing and promotion to get it noticed by the general public. We want to bring this film to your theatre, town, bar, club and living room! Unite and support us. We have created some one of a kind opportunities for our friends and fans to participate with us in birth of this film. Get your name on the screen and let the world know that you support metal and the bands that create it. Help us tell the story of the music you love and let the world know you love it. Join in the festivities of our, and your, accomplishments by being at the premiere of the movie and interact with the artist that participated in its creation. Commemorate your participation with a plaque, t-shirt, poster or other limited edition merchandise items that says 'Metal Rules.' Keep checking back as we add more tasty premiums."
And thanks to you and your donation, 'Inside Metal' will finally get the true story of the scene heard - worldwide!
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is expanding his brand and our palate as his Mustaine Vineyards is now offering their debut Cabernet Sauvignon. Dubbed ‘Symphony Interrupted,’ the wine was made to commemorate Mustaine’s upcoming performance with the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12.
A statement on the Mustaine Vineyards website states, “Tonight, the air is electric; tonight, the sounds are amazing; tonight, we revel in music, in art, in excellence; tonight a guitar legend marries heavy metal and classical music together in a performance only the select few will witness. Dave Mustaine often says classical IS metal, and now it is time to partake of the highlights and distinctive notes of life’s finer things. Raise a glass of our very first bottling of Mustaine Vineyards wine from the sunny hills of Fallbrook, California and lest we forget, tonight is ours forever.”
Orders for Dave Mustaine’s 2012 ‘Symphony Interrupted’ Cabernet Sauvignon are currently being taken at www.shop.fallbrookwinery.com
Motörhead's MotörBoat - The Loudest Boat In The Wörld - featuring Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson and more will be setting sail with pirate Lemmy at the controls. Don't know if you'll be able to buy Lemmy too many jack and cokes, but it is sure to be a great time regardless.
Sailing September 22-26, 2014, on the spectacular Carnival Cruise Lines Ecstasy from Miami to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, there will be dozens of amazing concerts, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, wet and wild parties, crazy theme nights and a ship-ton of other fun stuff!
Lemmy Kilmister proclaims, “This will be everything you’ve come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you’ve got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!”
Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says, “There never has and never will be another cruise like Motörboat cruise. Come on a thrashing voyage with Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde and all Lemmy’s friends. This is the coolest way to ever see a metal concert.”
Scott Ian of Anthrax adds, “Anthrax, Motörhead and Megadeth at sea??? To quote Chief Brody [Jaws], ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat.’”
The full website with complete cruise details and cabin pricing will go live later this week at www.motorheadcruise.com, and cabins will go on-sale Tuesday, March 18th at 12:00pm-ET.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine will be bringing his own 'Symphony Of Destruction' to San Diego, California this April. Mustaine will perform with the San Diego Symphony for 'Symphony Interrupted: A Classical Special Concert' on Saturday, April 12 at 8pm.
In this truly unique concert event, master guitarist Dave Mustaine of the thrash-metal pioneers Megadeth brings his crunchy and energetic sensibility to the great works of classical music which have inspired him over the course of his Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling career. When Dave Mustaine performs the virtuosic “Summer” and “Winter” movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and J.S. Bach’s classic “Air” on the G string, you will see a truly different side of “metal.” The San Diego Symphony will then wow you in the second half of the program with Antonín Dvořák's famous New World Symphony. Following the Dvořák will be Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," and who knows… someone might just feel inclined to walk back on stage to rejoin the members of the San Diego Symphony in an encore performance where heavy-metallic sparks are sure to fly!
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Dave Mustaine, guitar
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
VIVALDI: "Summer" and “Winter” from The Four Seasons
BACH: "Air" (on the G string) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
- Dave Mustaine, guitar
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9: From the New World