Metallica: 72 Seasons [Album Review]

Metallica72 SeasonsBlackened Recordings [2023] Metallica’s 72 Seasons is a true testament to the band’s longevity, power, and unbridled creativity. It is their first studio album since 2016’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, and their second album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo as a full-time member. With its 12 tracks, 72 Seasons is a masterful blend of the … Read more

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True” [Video]

Metallica marks the 30th anniversary of its self-titled fifth album — a/k/a The Black Album — with two releases, both out September 10th on the band’s own Blackened Recordings. First up is the album itself being remastered and treated like royalty and the second release is a 50+ artists tribute album. To commemorate its 30th … Read more

OFF! – “Holier Than Thou” [Video]

OFF!, the punk braintrust formed in 2010 by Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks) and Dimitri Coats (ex-Burning Brides), have just shared their first new recording in seven years: a cover of Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou” slated for official release on September 10th as part of The Metallica Blacklist, a compilation spanning 53 artists covering … Read more

Metallica: Hardwired…To Self-Destruct [Album Review]

Metallica Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Blackened Recordings [2016] Fire Note Says: Metallica find their old heavy soul. Album Review: Metallica is one of those bands that defies genres. It has always been cool to like early Metallica (83-88), always judgment to be found by some if you fall into the camp of liking the “Black” album (1991), … Read more

Metallica Take Ownership Of Masters; Band Launches New Label

METALLICA TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR MASTERS TODAY BAND LAUNCHES NEW RECORD LABEL – BLACKENED RECORDINGS SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 30, 2012 – Metallica announced today that they have taken ownership of all their master recordings including all music and long form videos, a move almost unprecedented for musicians signed to recording contracts. Under provision … Read more