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Metallica Schedule Norwegian Tour Dates

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METALLICA will perform a concert at an old fortress (Koengen) in Bergen, Norway on July 16. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

May 28 - Chorzow, Poland - Slaski Stadium
May 30 - Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop
May 31 - Madrid, Spain - Electric Weekend
Jun. 03 - Prague, Czech Republic - Slavia Stadium
Jun. 05 - Lisbon, Portugal - Rock In Rio Lisboa
Jun. 07 - Nürburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring
Jun. 08 - Nürnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park
Jul. 16 – Bergen, Norway - Koengen

MetClub, the official METALLICA fan club web site, yesterday sent the following e-mail to its members:

"Hopefully you all know by now, the boys will be heading back to Europe this summer... Just a friendly 'heads up' that a few more shows are coming your way as we're getting ready to announce dates on the second part of their summer vacation. Most of these shows will have pre-sales for Clubbers only, so keep watching MetClub for more details. As for you Americans who have been having a good moan, we'll have a little something for you next week. No more hints for now..."

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke with Revolver magazine about the band's ninth studio album, which is expected out later this year and will be its first all-new effort since 2003's "St. Anger". Ulrich told the magazine that the group's new material "is certainly a lot more dynamic and a lot more varied than the last couple of go-rounds," adding, "There's a lot of light and shade in these songs. There's heavy, fast, nutty stuff, and then there's some slowdowns and musical interludes." Ulrich also said that the album has more in common with some of the group's '80s releases than more recent offerings like "St. Anger" and "Load".

Ulrich wouldn't agree that the yet-to-be-titled disc is a full-blown return to the past, saying, "I hate to be that specific, because six months from now people are gonna go, 'What the fuck? Lars lied to us!' But it feels that way to me."

The drummer also revealed that producer Rick Rubin, working with the band for the first time, wanted METALLICA to use classic efforts like "Ride the Lightning" and "Master of Puppets" as "reference points" for its new songs.

There's no word yet on an exact release date for the new METALLICA CD, although a summer release is likely.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. BoltThrower writes:

By "dynamic" Lars means that it's going to suck in all sorts of directions.

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

ok, so what..i feel bad for the people wasting their money!!!!

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

And by "next week" he means next week in maybe 2010. If we are lucky the Norwegin black metalers will ban together and get rid of sh**allica.

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Red_Chord writes:

"I hate to be that specific, because six months from now people are gonna go, 'What the f***? Lars lied to us!'
Well Lard (fat f***) on what planet are you living ? 6 Months from now ? We are already going what the f*** he lied to us. Well since you are retarded, I guess it's normal you are 6 months late...Lard

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

Much agreed Red. Lard Dumbsh** needs to quit with the insane ammounts of stupidity and hypocritical statements. sh**allica also needs to quit with the insane ammounts of bad music! I absolutely love Bolt throwers post too. Very well said!

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Metallica rules writes:

If they were so bad, how come they're statistically and otherwise the biggest metal band in the world?
Also, if you guys hate Metallica so much, why are you reading articles on them?

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BoltThrower writes:

I didn't read it. I just glanced at it long enough to find something funny to write. It took about 2 seconds.

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

Metallica rules writes:
If they were so bad, how come they're statistically and otherwise the biggest metal band in the world?
Also, if you guys hate Metallica so much, why are you reading articles on them?

we read the articles to keep seeing that your so called metal rulers are just a bunch of old has beens who can only stay in the limelight by talkin all kinds of stuff, that really means nothing to the masses who hate fag-tallica. so, we, fagtallica haters, love to show how these fuktards have lost the legions of fans, and trapped in the brain dead sheeple with horrible, trendy a$$ music that sucks whale sh1t!!!!

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Stikken writes:

METALLICA IS THE BEST FUKN METAL BAND IN THE WORLD!

I can't wait til june.16<;3

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Red_Chord writes:

METALLICA IS THE BEST FUKN METAL BAND IN THE WORLD! Wrote Stikken.

Actually what should have been read was METALLICA IS THE BEST FUNk BAND IN THE WORLD!
Enough said .

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

Red_Chord writes:
Actually what should have been read was METALLICA IS THE BEST FUNk BAND IN THE WORLD!
Enough said .

wuhahahahaha....punk funk....a new genre has been discovered...!!!

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Red_Chord writes:

LOL, and but the way, Metallica are not Metal anymore, they are plastic. The are kinda hard sometimes but they melt very easily and just like plastic, it just doesn't go away. it takes thousands of years to get rid of it when it's utility isn't justify anymore. PLASTIC I say !

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Demoncleaner writes:

Hey Metallica how bout stop touring and finish your f ucking cd

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. alanmetalhead101 writes:

Actually is and will always be the best Metal Band in the world !!! so quite cryin cause you hate reall metal and just listen to your stuff you call metal like Avenged sh**fold , and lamb of sh**, and cradle of b****, and dragonb**** lol!!! have fun!!!!

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Red_Chord writes:

This comes from the guy who listens to Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid rock and proudly tells the whole world about it ? Hahahaha.

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brandedcfh420 writes:

he is back for more..o dear god, here we go...

Actually is and will always be the best Metal Band in the world !!! so quite cryin cause you hate reall metal and just listen to your stuff you call metal like Avenged sh**fold , and lamb of sh**, and cradle of b****, and dragonb**** lol!!! have fun!!!!

ok, once again you seem to fail in the spelling of 1st grade word:
quite is spelled quit, in the way you were trying to mean it. if you want some to QUIT something, then spell it like QUIT...the way you used means that you are QUITE a dumba$$, retarded sheep!!

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. XWigglesX writes:

Lamb of God rules you C U N T!

# Feb 1, 2008 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Kalis_wrath writes:

Oh my! Red you were not kidding were you? This is Alenmetalhead? He is worse than I thought and thats just from one post! He actually likes Kid Rock?! Little Alen needs badly to get his a$$ to school and take spelling, music theroy and appreciation! O-O He will be plenty of fuel for a very long while. I think for the first time in a long while I am too shocked to insult. I need another shot of Jack! Alendipsh** come up with something better than that or be subject to the wrath of Kali!

# Feb 2, 2008 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Red_Chord writes:

He won't cone up with something better, he just can't. But I am glad he decided to come over this tread so you can see for yourself. About Kid rock, yeah he likes Kid rock and I'll prove it to you right now
alanmetalhead101 writes:

eat my balls sh** talkers

Now listening to - American Badass, Kid Rock
# Jan 30, 2008 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Hahahahahaha, what a looser. When you get your computer go on the other Metallicrap tread and read it all, you'll see how much of an a$$ wipe he is.

# Feb 2, 2008 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metallica4life writes:

all people dat say metallica are sh** are jelous d***heads! if der so sh** how they revelousitnisoud metal and have created some of the best songs ever writen ye are all jst jelous coz yell never come close to them

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. StOnErMeTaLHeAd writes:

all i have too say is 80's metallica rocked....but there new cds suck so anyone who thinks metallica is the best metal band in the world is dumb....they sold out after the 80's thats how there so big...any band that sells out can be BIG duh. and theres better 80's metal too but still gotta like metallica's old stuff like SLAYER white zombie pantera..all good 80's music and slayer still making music but isnt sell out like metallica.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Metallikid16 writes:

What the f*** is wrong with you people? Sure its been a long time since they've released an album but it'll be worth it. I've heard some of the tracks and their pretty sick. So leave them the f*** alone, especially Lars. Metallica is the greatest. So f*** all the negative sh**bags who are commenting that Lars sucks and the album sucks.

# Feb 18, 2008 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. C writes:

I actually look forward to hear what Metallica will come up with Rubin. If it would be some pointless crap then they're better off trying to fool someone else. Rick Rubin doesn't f*** around. There must be a reason he's been working with Metallica for this long now, and I for one am curious to hear what it is.

# Feb 18, 2008 @ 8:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. -LambOfGodFan- writes:

Hey branded Lamb of God f***in rule you fa**ot!! I agree with Demon, they should stop touring and finish the damn cd. It was supposed to be out right now, but the f***ing wait continues.

# Feb 19, 2008 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. LambOfCunts writes:

says it all

# Feb 19, 2008 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. tracy writes:

why don't the site moderators delete all the crap you people waffle on about??? each to their own music eh? and build some tolerance for what you don't like!!!, i hated metallica in 1988 when all my mates were listening to it, but that changed. Compared to whats available today (with the exception of systems and disturbed) i think they are STILL grouse! you just don't hear bands like it anymore, most new stuff is engineered to reach a mainstream radio audience, nothing alternative about it now...metallica rock!!! when are you coming to new zealand?!?!?!?!?!

# Feb 23, 2008 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. U Kids ;) writes:

It's been fun reading your "opinions". Well, life is hard and then you die. I'd rather enjoy the album when it is released and listen to something else while waiting. If your favourite band is greater than anyone elses, go tell that band, they need your support. I know it's tough to be open minded and hearted but you should try, might live longer... All have fun and enjoy! And hey, let's be careful out there. And play it loud as a f**k!

# Feb 25, 2008 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. brandedcfh420 writes:

Hey branded Lamb of God f***in rule you fa**ot!! I agree with Demon, they should stop touring and finish the damn cd. It was supposed to be out right now, but the f***ing wait continues

i never said lamb of god sucked...i actually like L.O.G. so wtf is your trip on me?????

# Feb 25, 2008 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. And metal for all... writes:

What the hell!!?.This sucs, why dont they tour the u.s.? and possabley come to WI.

# Feb 25, 2008 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. theblindinglight writes:

I feel sorry for Metallica going to Norway it's f***ing expensive and beer costs about $20 for half a pint!

Now Playing - Wormed - Tunnel Of Ions

# Feb 25, 2008 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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