1. The Top Metal Gear

    The Top Metal Gear
    [caption id="attachment_2216" align="alignright" width="300"]81_bk_1_ The EMG 81 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup is a widely known staple of metal guitarists.[/caption] There are certain pieces of equipment that just work for certain genres. Take the Telecaster for example; sure, it has a great design and very well built but the reason every other country guitarist uses it isn’t because they like copying each other (it especially isn’t true when you think about how important originality is in music), it’s simply because the twang of the Telecaster is like no other and when it comes to country music, it just works. Today we will be focusing on all things heavy metal, from the guitars most of the pros use to their favorite pickups, and while originality will ultimately separate you from the rest of the players in the race, you have to get in that race first, so take a tip from the veterans the next time you’re shopping around for the perfect gear! Continue reading →
  2. Lars Ulrich Speaks on Lulu: Failure or Classic?

    Source: Antiquiet   It is always difficult for bands and artists to stray from what made them famous in the first place. Sometimes it is hard to put yourself in the shoes of an artist that has had success, and then releases an album very different from what they have put out in the past. Metallica’s collaboration album with Lou...
  3. Metallica Announces 2012 Music Festival

    Metallica Announces 2012 Festival Line-up Today Metallica announced their music festival, Orion Music + More. Slated for June 23rd and 24th in Atlantic City, NJ, the Metallica boys hand-picked some of their favorite artists to support the band for two days. Artists announced so far include: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up...
  4. First Video From Metallica and Lou Reed's The View Released

    The Lou Reed/Metallica project "Lulu" is going to polarize more Metallica fans than ever before. For fans who want nothing than to reminisce the good ole days of Cliff Burton on bass and "Kill Em All’s" skull crushing blitzkriegs this is not the album for you. In fact there probably hasn't been a Metallica album for you since "Master of...
  5. Fans Smash Stage After Metallica Cancels

    Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo from Metallica at the F1 Rocks India Metallica concert press conference on October 28th, 2011 The organizers of a planned Metallica concerts in India were arrested after the show was called off, leading fans of the band to destroy the stage and vandalize equipment. Metallica had been booked to play in...

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