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Metallica 'Creeping Death' Rehearsal Video Online

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A video of METALLICA rehearsing their song "Creeping Death" prior to the band's concerts in South Africa in March has been posted online. Check it out in the Windows Media format: 300KB, 100KB.

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently told England's Kerrang! magazine that the band's new music has a more "old-school" sound than its controversial 2003 release, "St. Anger", according to Launch Radio Networks. He told the magazine that the group has gone back to an earlier method of songwriting, explaining, "Everything you hear on ('St. Anger') was given birth to in the studio. This time around we've each brought in ideas as we used to — as well as working on some jams we had from two summers ago — and James (Hetfield) and I are sorting through our CDs of riffs to put together stuff as we did back in the day."

Ulrich said the new material is "much more organic, more old-school. It certainly doesn't feel like 'St. Anger Part Two'."

The drummer still defended the band's eighth studio album, which drew criticism for its underproduced sound. "'St. Anger' was a statement, 55 minutes of brutality packed onto a CD, proving to ourselves that we still had the spark," he said. "'St. Anger' was fun but we don't need to make that album again."

Ulrich said that the band has six or seven songs nearly completed for its next release, which is due out in early 2007. The band is working with producer Rick Rubin after 15 years with Bob Rock behind the board.

METALLICA will play some European and Japanese festivals this summer.

Frontman James Hetfield will be honored at the second annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on Friday, May 12 in Hollywood, California.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. metalmayhem writes:

this could be very good depending on what old school lars is talking about......like black album old school, or ride the lighting old school????? hmmmm

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MADDOG 2020 writes:

I sure hope they hit the mother lode with this one, cause the St. Anger album was just aweful.

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BLACKDOG writes:

I have not been totaly against the new stuff but I would really appreciate a good old fashioned thrash album.

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. eddie is real writes:

i want ride the lightning why cant they jsut go back to the crunchy sound that everyone loves

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 7:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. relentless austin writes:

alright, lars...we've been down this road a time or two. don't set the bar too high,
or you'll just piss everybody off again when the album comes out. st. anger was supposedly
a "return to form"...and uhh...no. maybe if everybody expects a sh**ty record and not get our hopes up,
it might be ok.

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Scorched_Earth writes:

I'd hate to be those guys. They've completely painted themselves into a corner and they can't really do anything interesting or innovate without pissing off half their fan base. Mustaine said it best about Megadeth-(paraphrasing)"What do you do with a 15 year old thrash metal band?"

Metallica can either rest on the accomplishments of the past and never grow, or try to be relevant and fail. That's gotta suck.

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slayerdisciple writes:

megadeth hasnt really been a thrash band since 1990 and metallica hasnt since 1988 the cant be a 15 year old thrash band maybe a 15 year band

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Scorched_Earth writes:

Thats spliting hairs...

Simple fact is that half Metallica's fans would love them to do the same record over and over. I mean, I understand both sides, being a musician and fan of music. When U2 went weird on the 'Pop' record it was like 'I didn't buy this for this...?!?'

It's kind of funny cos if Hetfield back in the day had let everyone else do what they wanted (like Jason) they probably would be a better, happier band. Most people who love music don't want to do the same thing over and over. Metallica is in that hole and any move they make in any other direction (wether it be good or bad is open to debate) gets them nailed. Even when they try to defend themselves against greedy a$$ people who get rich by giving away their music (ie product) for free so they (NOT Metallica) can make a profit they get nailed. It would suck to be them...

Their fan base is mostly who don't care if they live or die as long as play that song that they love...you start to understand why many bands love/hate their 'fans'...

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. charest writes:

after seeing those fags on some kind of monster i really started to hate them, i respect jason alot, he was the only true metal head in the band, he should have left years earlier

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Scorched_Earth writes:

Charest-

...you're the kind of fan I'm talking about. They're 'fags' cause you didn't like them in a documentary where they wanted people to see what they were going through and how they dealt with parts of their lives disentergrating...

Yeah-they're the problem...

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. charest writes:

thats my point, i want to hear them play good music not cry for 2 hours

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Scorched_Earth writes:

Hence, my previous post...

Inside note-let's just say that although they won't say it publicly, the feelings toward fans like you from the Metallica camp is mutual.

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Booooo writes:

Please. Stop being a fanboy; a band doesn't exist to entertain you with drama, that movie was pure business, and it was really f***ing lame. Your going to have fans of all types regardless of the band, thats not the point, the question is why the f*** would a band release a soap opera documentary? They can't keep their traps shut, i mean Lars art?? They're so amazingly full of themselves, that's why they've sucked a$$ for ages now, they're just playing because its what everyone expects them to do. They stopped being about the music ages ago...

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. no one writes:

sure metallica has hit a downfall, but there's always their old albums to listen to; pre-black album years....god be with them

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. relentless austin writes:

first off, they gave the film makers creative freedom over the entire project. they were actually very uncomfortable and didn't like a lot of what the film was showing as the process was going on. metallica just sucked it up and told the guys to make the film they wanted to. personally, i wish the movie had been more about the album, and less about the drama, but that was what the film makers wanted to show.
i don't really give a sh**, honestly. we all know the next album won't be mop, rtl or ajfa. that's in the past. hopefully it's a good one, though. i don't like all of the music from the last 10 or so years, but i will always respect the hell out of those guys for writing songs that have influenced, and helped me get through a lot of hard times.

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Scorched_Earth writes:

The reality is that they owe us nothing. Vote with your pocket book, be a man, support the artist you like and stop whining and thinking that Metallica, or any other band, are your slaves. They create what they want, like all musicians-don't like it-shut up and don't buy it.

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 12:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Bubzy101 writes:

Yer common why bother worrying about the newer albums.
Everyone knows that KILL,RIDE,MASTER, JUSTICE wer some of the best metal works.
Even Garage Inc. and Black Album were passable but who cares if they make another crap album true fans wont care.

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 2:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. eddie is real writes:

i just want them to go back to the crunchy guitar sound that made them metallica but what do i kno im only 15

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Scorched_Earth writes:

Let me go back to me original point before charest annoyed me-anybody who plays music doesn't want to do the same thing forever. It really does get boring to put out the same thing over and over. You can only do so much with a IV or V chord. I personally stopped listening with the Black Album because it was way too commercial for me, but I understood then that they had to grow and expand to a larger audience. I remember when people said they sold out with "Fade to Black"(!)

Point is-Metallica put out something that we all enjoyed but they aren't obligated to do that over and over and we aren't obligated to buy it (only b****es download-if you ain't putting you $$$ where your mouth is, you don't count).

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Scorched_Earth writes:

...and Booooo, I'm not a fan boy, I just not an idiot. I realize that people grow and that I don't own them cos I traded a tape 20 years ago. The Documentary was put out and presented as DRAMA-'How Metallica almost broke up and why they didn't.' It practically was sold on the idea of Mustaine being in the movie. You weren't decieved, so stop complaining.

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. madmetalman writes:

stop whining and thinking that Metallica, or any other band, are your slaves. They create what they want, like all musicians-don't like it-shut up and don't buy it.

yes!

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. charest writes:

why do you people get all emotional when someone says they dont like metallica, scorched earth, who the f*** are you anyway, have you not seen that movie or something, what do you mean they had to grow and expand, they were already one of the top names in metal, they arent obligated to keep putting out albums we enjoy, what are you f***ing retarted, thats not a metal band, just a bunch of whining b****es.

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Scorched_Earth writes:

You're so dumb it hurts, charest-

I have seen the movie and enjoyed it very much. I thought it was quite brave of them to show that they aren't a bunch of mindless dorks-like you.

The aren't obligated to put out anything-they put out albums THEY enjoy-like all good artist. Britney puts out records seeking public approval-maybe that's more your speed.

Come back when you have a clue and some hair on your balls. Otherwise, stay out of grown folks business...

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24. relentless austin writes:

dude, don't waste your energy trying to reason with mindless dorks.

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. charest writes:

wow you metallica fans are f***ing queer

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. DAMAGE INC writes:

Is there some kind of unwritten law about what it spiritually and physically means to be a "metal band"?. . .for mine, Charest you epitomise the mindless nature of a metal head (whatever the f*** a metalhead is nowadays) clearly this 'metal gospel' which you have so often referred to doesnt exist.

What the hell is with people like you? Is there nothing else in your life apart from trying your utmost NOT to sell out in anyway, and trying to abide by your unwritten metal law?

Facr is, having long hair doesnt make you a musician, drinking all the time (although it can be fun) doesnt induce good music or make you any more metal than the next short haired band to come along, and making a f***LOAD OF MONEY IS COOL.

Charest. . .you can grow your hair to your testicels, drink beer as long as you want and not make a cent in your life, whlle trying your best to not sell out. I assure you nobody will give a f***, keep abiding by your code, i can tell you with certainty that the metal god will not judge you when you depart from this earth if you cut your hair and listen to Re-load.

Listen to music because its music. . .if u dont like it as someone else here said, dont f***in buy it, and dont try to preach to us open minded and educated people about what is metal and what isnt. You dont have to agree with me or disagree with me, just accept that you have no life.

# Apr 29, 2006 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Apok writes:

Didn't one of the Metallica folk get spat at because they "sold out" to make a video clip for One?
This argument grew stale in the 80's and then again numerous times in the 90's and now....
This argument knows how to ressurect itself better than Jesus ever did, has more lives than a cat and just like a nasty fart just when you thought it was safe to breath comes back to smack you around the face

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Booooo writes:

-On Post 20 to Scorched_Earth
It's very simple: How many other bands have had the same kind of documentary that has so little music in it? It's just business propoganda, its all money to get you to give more of a sh** about Metallica. Seeing how they almost break up? After a while all bands have arguments 10 times as complicated, harsh and 'dramatic'. (including metallica, im sure they've 'almost broken up' hundreds of times) Why the hell would they assume I give a sh** about them to actually release this in theatres? If they were about the music and really hated the cameras so much why the hell didn't they just say no to the thing? They never say no to cash, and considering they're a band primarily and released a documentary not based mostly on music....i mean come on...talk about ego...

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. relentless austin writes:

they probably didn't assume sh** about you personally. every time a successful band releases an album, or a film, they are taking a chance as to how it will effect their career. sure they hope the fans will like it, but not always. based on the last twent years, i'm sure metallica realizes that more than many bands. that's something i've wondered many times...why do so many metalheads take this sh** personally? i think it's because no matter what metallica does, it always seems to be a success somehow. they never totally bomb. st. anger was pretty close, but they always seem to come out on top. i think that pisses a lot of people off that want to see them crash and burn. sure, their arguments on screen were sometimes petty and stupid, but who are we to judge what is complicated and not complicated, what's harsh or not? it was pretty straight forward from before the film was released what it was about...the inner workings of a successful band that almost broke up. it was the real life version of spinal tap. that's actually pretty f***ing sad but true (no pun intended).
in response to damage inc., i've found that when people don't like something whether it's music, a movie, a person or whatever, they will say anything to justify it. whether it's based on something not being "metal" enough, or they just don't like lars cause he's an a$$hole, they will use any argument to justify it. what's the point? i don't know. it seems at this point you either are a fan of metallica, and understand where they're coming from creatively or you're not a fan and don't give a sh**. they suck no matter what. it's a tired f***ing twenty year old arguement, i'm sure people will still be arguing about this sh** years after they call it quits.

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30. slayerdisciple writes:

goddamn who gives a sh** wat an artist puts out if u dont like it dont buy it i personally liked load and reload but comes no where near AJFA or MOP or even the black album, i also second relentless austin in that they havnt done anythin really aweful tho st. anger came really f***in close

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. DAMAGE INC writes:

Relentless austin, i agree with you wholeheartedly. . .My point is that there are a lot of narrow minded people out there who have a holier than thou attitude when it comes to critiquing music. Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not on the basis of "not being TRUE metal". Narrow minded is all i have to say about that. Theres more to life than being Metal and avoiding selling out.

Just for the record im a staunch Metallica fan, and love all the albums for what they are, granted some are better than others. . .but i would not classify any of them as being crap, theyre all great pieces of work. and SKOM was fantastic. Like i said in the last post, listen to music for the love of it.

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32. charest writes:

do you people feel better when you have to write whole paragraphs to explain yourself

# May 1, 2006 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Scorch_Earth writes:

-On Post 28 to Booooo

Yea-but don't you see that that's the whole thing-they put it out and said 'we have giant f***ing egos and its f***ing things up.

Let me put it like this-would you want anyone to see your band/family in that light? It was a brave move to show the inner workings of the band and their lives. Hetfield got all kinds of flack for being seen with daughter at a ballet class-like he can't visit his own kid?!? How many people would want public acknowledgement of the fact that their drinking got out of control. It's not like this movie made them look like people you look up too-how many people would see that footage and then say ok-f*** put it out instead of keeping the illusion up?

...and yes it was sales-bands make the most money when they merchandise. This is a business and sorry, but its all about promo and $$$-whether you Slayer or Metallica or anyone else. I just can't understand why people don't see that...

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34. jnsguts writes:

okay, time for my two cents worth. i agree with a LOT of the previous posts, and i have this to add. back in the day of RTL/ KILL/ MOP/ and AJFA, they had a still fairly original sound to thier music, and the record sales and concerts were more than enough income to support the band and all thier expenses. but then the black days came and half the fans wouldn't support them in the same way or as much, so they had to trey to get some new fan bases. then all these new fans they tried to get all raped them with bootleg downloads, so that it became that much harder to support thier music. then, they went too MTV all for the commercial reasons, which is what they had to do to survive. i personnaly don't like anything after AJFA, and that is the last metallica that i have bought. my point is..DONT KNOCK A BAND FOR TRYING TO SURVIVE WITH A LOT OF COMPETETION OUT THERE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE OR DISLIKE THEM, BUT YOU SHOULD TRY TO SEE THAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS A HUNGRY BEAST, AND IF YOU DONT STAY OUT OF IT'S TEETH, YOU WILL BE EATEN AND FORGOTTEN HIMMM!!!!!

# May 1, 2006 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Scorched_Earth writes:

charest and Red Devil:

You both have to be the dumbest people I have ever had the misfortune of encountering, I'll go back to running my business, and making $$$...you two can go back to working the glory holes...

# May 2, 2006 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. charest writes:

what running your business selling metallica merchandise, i mean does it really piss you off that bad when someone says something about metallica, your a f***ing idiot! and oh yea go f*** your mother

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37. jnsguts writes:

HEY, red devil, have you ever actually made a relevant comment about the posts topic, or are you so stupid that you can't grasp the concept??? HIMMM!!!!

# May 3, 2006 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. cfhdimebag writes:

hopefully they listen more to what they are recording on this new album,other then st.anger,load or re-load, those albums were terrible (with the exception of some songs) but all their earlier stuff kicked serious ass!

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