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Orion Music + More Festival Day 2 Review

June 28, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Emilia D’Albero

Last weekend, thousands of people made the trek to Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to attend the Metallica-curated Orion Music and More, a festival that not only made history musically but was also generally an incredible weekend. For two straight days, bands that had been hand-picked by the members of Metallica played on 4 different stages at the airfield, delighting their older fans and also gaining many new ones. The stages were named after various …

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Orion Music + More Festival Day 1 Review

June 27, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Michel Dussack

This past weekend, Orion Music + More (Metallica’s curated music festival) took over Atlantic City’s Bader Field for two days of (mostly) heavy music, skateboarding, surfing, car shows, films, and even some horror (Kirk Hammett’s personal collection of horror memorabilia, that is). The festival seemed to be a great success, and during the two days there, I heard only positive things from the attendees. Even during the most brutal of pits that broke out, fans were eager …

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Metallica Reveals Details of Upcoming 3D Film

March 7, 2012 drainu182 0


Metallica just posted an update about their new 3D film that they’ve been working on.

“At the beginning of the year we told you about our latest adventure into 3D film… an all new, totally crazy world for us!! And, as we mentioned then, so many of the details were still being ironed out. With that said, we’re super excited to announce that we will be teaming up with award winning director Nimrod Antal and producer Charlotte Huggins.

Nimrod’s Hungarian …

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Metallica To Release Beyond Magnetic EP on Silver Vinyl For Record Store Day

March 2, 2012 drainu182 0

Metallica has announced that its Beyond Magnetic EP, will be released on silver vinyl on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 21, 2012. Fans can purchase the vinyl at indie record retailers and at www.metallica.com. Originally released via all digital retailers on December 13th and on CD worldwide on January 30th, the EP features four tracks recorded during the sessions for 2008’s 2x-platinum Death Magnetic, the band’s fifth consecutive No. 1 album.

Said the members of Metallica of Beyond Magnetic: …

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Metallica Announce Orion Music + More Festival For June 23-24 in Atlantic City, NJ

February 7, 2012 drainu182 0


Metallica has just announced the first ever Orion Music + More festival set for June 23rd and 24th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The festival is being co-presented with C3 Presents. The festival will feature music, art and more. Metallica will headline both nights of Orion Music + More and play “The Black Album” in its entirety one night Ride The Lightning in its entirety the other. This will be the only time the band will perform these …

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Metallica To Release Beyond Magnetic on CD on January 31st

January 4, 2012 drainu182 0

Metallica has announced that is “has decided to go old school” and will release its current digital EP, Beyond Magnetic, on CD worldwide at retail on January 30th and on January 31st in North America. The EP, released via all digital retailers on December 13th, features four tracks recorded during the sessions for 2008’s 2x-platinum Death Magnetic, the band’s fifth consecutive No. 1 album.

Said the members of Metallica of Beyond Magnetic: “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 …

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Metallica Celebrate 30-Year Anniversary At The Fillmore In San Francisco With Special Guests, New Beyond Magnetic EP

December 12, 2011 drainu182 1

Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last week, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club.

In August, Metallica Club members around the world were able to enter a lottery for a chance to purchase tickets to all the Fillmore shows at a cost of $19.81 for a four-pack of tickets to all of the shows. Single show tickets were $6. All four of …

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Darren Aronofsky To Direct Lou Reed & Metallica “Iced Honey” Video

November 3, 2011 drainu182 0

Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, “Lulu.”

The Oscar-nominated director of “Black Swan” and “The Wrestler” will produce a video for the track, “Iced Honey.” Aronofsky brings his cameraman, Matthew Libatique, to the project as director of photography. The clip will be shot in the San Francisco Bay area and will be available for viewing later this month.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said Thursday that working with Reed and Aronofsky is …

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Lou Reed and Metallica Unveil New “Lulu” Trailer, Announce NYC Sound Sessions Event for 10/24 (Win Tickets!)

October 12, 2011 drainu182 1

One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Lou Reed and Metallica’s Lulu, is set for release on November 1st.

Check out a new trailer below.

Lou Reed and Metallica have also announced a special Sound Sessions event in New York City on October 24th. In case you don’t know, Bowers & Wilkins is a high end speaker company (their P5 headphones are on my Christmas list). This event will be an exclusive first listen of the new …