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Metallica Enter The Studio And Begin Recording

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Metallica left the comfort of HQ this week to descend upon the greater Los Angeles area to begin recording their 9th original album. This is the first time they've recorded outside of the Bay Area since they spent an eternity at One-On-One Studios recording The Black Album in '90 and '91. The last couple days have been devoted to each band member working out the right sounds, including Lars who remembered to turn on the snare and Kirk who played a solo.

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1. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

This bothers me a lot that they are working on yet another album. Then again there will always be a need and want for pop music for the young teens of the day. In that very sense, keep making your music Metallica. As for the rest of us we can move on and consider other albums in the works and be really happy for the bands who make good music and don't appeal to the MTV or VH1 crowds like Metallica has done.

Oh and when this album comes out please lets save our breath and not complain about it. Yes I know the first 4 albums were great and fun, but it seems like there has been so much complaining since the Black album that it seems that we should just move on and understand that Metallica will never release a work of art like Master of Puppets ever again.

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. AE writes:

I think if they did a couple things in the studio, they might actually come out sounding good again. First off, James needs to back off of the mic, and stop the texas barbeque rock singing. With his earlier vocals, his vocal is more distant from the microphone, and more scratchy. Lars needs to get his kick drum back to the "and justice..." days. Kirk can still be Kirk, just get those damn solos out! Their bass player, being as how he allready plays amazing with his fingers, doesnt need to worry. As long as he can keep his chops up with some fast thrash riffs, and his bass doesnt dissapear in the mix, he'll be fine. Overall, if they do all of this and combine it with thrash songs, they will be perfect.

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Nu_Metal writes:

I totally agree with AE.

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DrunkGal writes:

METALLICA GIVE UP U SUCK


I HATE LARS GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 6:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. klovullo writes:

texas...bbq rock? more...distant? from the microfone? get those damn solos out? Metallica is ALIVE and more than ever. yeah, I wish all members had the same POWER and quickness of the 80's, but all you need to do. is sit down and die

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 7:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jaze writes:

Metallica are an evolving band and I respect the fact they have the balls to experiment istead of churning out the stuff time and time again.

Yes, St. Anger was not their finest work and sounded like a stripped down version of the original band that did not do justice to what they can produce.

But if the new songs they played during last years escape tour are anything to go on the new album will definately erase the disapointment of St. Anger. Either way I cant wait to hear their next sound, Metallica ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Crushem writes:

experimenting and selling out are two different things. sorry- the real Metallica is dead

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metal2death writes:

hahahah athose last 2 lines where amazing hahaha turn a snare on
lol

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Hypocrites writes:

All of you fools that come on these Metallica posts and spew your hateful garbage are damned hypocrites. Obviously, there was SOME reason you clicked on the Metallica news link to see what it said. So, either you are lying to yourselves or you're just an a$$hole with nothing better to do than to sh** on other people. If that is the case, then you should just go shoot yourself in the head because the world has enough a$$holes already.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Hypocrites writes:

Oh, and I forgot to add... METALLICA RULES! If you think you can do better, stop wasting your time posting on here and go out and do it. If you don't think you can, then.. well. Just shut up.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. AE writes:

Hypocrites is a perfect example of no matter what Metallica does, they will always have an enormous and devoted fan base.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. madman writes:

metallica rules

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. madman writes:

oh i forgot to add.f*** all of you who disrespect metallica

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. metalchris writes:

I agree w/ Hypocrites. Start your own band! Because everybody here seems to know what it takes to be the "perfect" metal band! Please, show us all how it's supposed to be done.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ...Just ANother Number... writes:

AE made some good points and I agree with him. I respect Metallica because they are all in fact, and reguardless of people seem to think now a days, great musicians. I have always been a fan of their older music and just out of curiosity and as a musician myself I will be picking up the new album when it comes out... as long as it isn't another St. Anger (A fine example of when not to let the public know when you are "experimenting.")

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. AE writes:

to all beer drinking mindless cavemen who have been saying "well then go do it yourself": if i was currently involved in the music business where i had people grabbing me by the balls every which way of my life and telling me what to do every two seconds, AND i had the unlimited resources that metallica does, AND i knew that my record would sell instantly to millions. I would create a better album.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. exzoomer writes:

i fully agree with each and everyones opinion on this subject...i realize we can't go back in time and change things...and the guys in the band are soooo cool...
oh wait...i thought this thread was about gwar.....oops..well....as far as metallica is concerned............................................................they blow a$$ you bedroom -rockers!! metallica f***ing sucks

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. rockStar4LYFE /st anger rock'er writes:

I agree that metallica is an evolving band, i mean i started liscening to them for like 4 months now. Their most reccent album just BLEW ME AWAY and its a major improvment from their old sh** like master of puppets and their black album. Also kirks solos are a major improvment from those old dry whistles. Plus i can tell they are all working out!!! Second cliff burton sucked at bass i like the new Guy hes sooo like different. anyway:
tat tat my fellow metalheads!!

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. i agree with st. anger writes:

your so right. dude i never knew someone actually thougth whta i thought. and yea i also can tell they have been working out

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Yet another great point made by AE. Record companies are a pretty cut and dry business, they pay to produce and then sell the artists' records. And Metallica's name alone sells their CDs, so they could easily drop their lable and resign with any lable they want because that lable would know that Metallica is easy money for them. And rockStar, thank the gods I know you are kidding because Cliff Burton is a legend among all bassists, and even Les Claypool admits there really hasn't been a bassist like him since he died... as for your opinion on St. Anger (If you really arn't joking about that) then at least... ummm, you have ears and can hear music?

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. DAMAGE INC writes:

Blah blah f***ing blah. . . If you look back through the last few hundred news posts on this website about Metallica, each and every one of the comments that follows is the same old sh**. "Metallica suck, master of puppets was their best album, everything post black album sucks, st anger was a piece of sh**, and i hate lars". . .does anyone have anything intellectual to say? I guess all the sh** talk will end when the new album comes out. Sigh.

By the way. . .DrunkGal, youre so cute when you're angry. :-)

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 1:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. HEY DAMAGE INC writes:

Did you happen to read ANYTHING being said in this forum?? hahaha, hey waitaminute! are you just another metallica beer drinker?? i bet you are! something tells me you are??

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. SexBloodandMetal writes:

AE hit it on the head with 'texas barbecue rock singing'...LOL!

Well, PorcupineTree fan, I would agree with you in the first post, but from what I've heard so far, Metallica might actually have a chance at coming back from their sh1te albums from the Black Album forward, and might come close to their better former selves pre-Black Album.

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. danny wright writes:

metallica. record some great music.

# Mar 21, 2007 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Dakota writes:

Anyone who talks sh** on MetallicA is a butt-raping homosexual. Stop complaining about them so much and go listen to PanterA, f***.

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Valentine_no_more writes:

why are people so p!ssed at metallica. they are changing with the time. you just can't keep playing the same sh!t all the time. all these new bands are playing the same music. people stop b!tch!ng about it!!! let them change with the time!!!

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. blah writes:

1. They must tune back up to E.
2. Somebody buy james a bottle of jack.
3. Somebuddy tell james to stop "singing", he has to shout the words.
4. No more slow songs. The tempos of a song must be equal to, or faster than a bird's heart rate.
5. Lars needs to dig through his attic for his old 10 piece drum set. The set he uses now is gay.
6. Somebody take kirks wah pedal, and destroy in front of him. Send him back to Joe's(satriani) house for some lessons.
7. Lars and James must grow their hair back. You cant be metal if you dont even try to make an effort to look metal. f*** man...

Knowing metallica, they wont be competent enough to follow this recipe for success. I hereby change metallicas name to "Nigtallica"...

f*** Nigtallica.

# Mar 27, 2007 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Dakota writes:

Damn, blah's a racist.

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 8:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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