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Metallica To Play Latvia In July

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METALLICA has announced a headlining concert on July 20 in Riga, Latvia at Skonto Stadium. Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 17 at 10 a.m. local time via www.ticketservice.lv. MetClub presale begins on Wednesday, March 12 at 1:00 a.m. PST.

Upcoming METALLICA shows:

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
Jun. 13 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
Jul. 16 - Bergen, Norway - Koengen
Jul. 18 - St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Hall
Jul. 20 - Riga, Latvia - Skonto Stadium
Jul. 22 - Bologna, Italy - Parco Nord
Jul. 25 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Vassil Levski Stadium
Aug. 17 - Wil/Jonschwil, Switzerland - Degenaupark

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.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

those poor latvians............

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

once again, the same article is used on an updated article...wtf?? cant the people posting the articles find something different to post about the band??!!

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. suckmydick writes:

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I see his sh!tty negative posts about how much this band sucks and how much that band sucks!
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# Mar 11, 2008 @ 6:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

looks like someone needs mommy to get some nipple action for dinner!!

SEE WHAT I AM SAYING CYCNIC. I DIDNT START THIS FLAME WAR. ALL I SAID WAS ITS THE SAME DAMN ARTICLE POSTING AGAIN. GUESS THIS MONKEY TURD JUST THINKS HE IS SO COOL TO PUT ALL THAT!

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 7:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BoltThrower writes:

A steel cage match is in order.

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 8:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metal_owner writes:

whatever leeches...

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

I ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!!!!

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. godlike writes:

* tappin the ash from his pinchie...

Whats this I hear..? Metallica's fan is upset again..?

Airrace - Not Really Me

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

godlike, could you please send that lil baby a box of diapers? it seems he needs them badly!!

# Mar 11, 2008 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metallica_tickets writes:

I sell standing tickets to the Metallica grandiose show in Latvia, Riga “Skonto” football stadium on July 20. All 30 000 tickets were sold out for 90 minutes. I sell each ticket for 70 LVL, or 100 EUR. I have a check about purchase.
e-mail - metallica_tickets@inbox.lv

# Mar 22, 2008 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. darenloster writes:

I never realised that country/western music is so popular in Latvia..........

# Mar 22, 2008 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Txmetalhead writes:

ha ha ha

# Mar 22, 2008 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. ! writes:

no sh**! broke back metallica!!!!

# Mar 22, 2008 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Bleach writes:

I sell standing tickets to the Metallica grandiose show in Latvia, Riga “Skonto” football stadium on July 20. All 30 000 tickets were sold out for 90 minutes. I sell each ticket for 50 LVL, or 75 EUR. I have a check about purchase.
e-mail - metallica_tickets@inbox.lv

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. XWigglesX writes:

Here we go again. Prepare for the 1000+ post thread you n00bs. haha

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Kalis_wrath writes:

Sorry to say it Bleach, but it looks like no one wants to buy sh**allica tix. Someone is going to have to send them a box of tissues and a bag of diapers too. Poo wittle sh**allica! Hahahaha!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. XWigglesX writes:

Hahahahahaha nice.
Oh did you sort out your Crocodile problem haha?

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahaha thanks! I did in fact sort that out. I posted the info I found on the differance between the two. What was going through my head when I thought that only the Devil knows. Oh well. I fixed it. Hahaha!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. godlike writes:

well hello there Wiggles.... how are things down under..?

and miss Kalis_.... glad things are goin OK for you..!! I'll get ya an email sent out soon..!!

Perhaps Latvia will keep Metallica..?

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. XWigglesX writes:

Things are good. Has been raining for like a week non stop. f***ing cold as. Gone from 40 degrees last week to like 15-16 degrees and raining every day. Alothough i'm not complaining. Summer sucks.

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Kalis_wrath writes:

It snowed here and Spring started a week ago! Good ol Wa weather! An insane asylum has less skytzophrenia(sp?) in it! Latvia can have sh**allica. America does not need them!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. XWigglesX writes:

Hahahah.
Metallica, dunno anymore. I like the first three albums and their covers of Die, Die My Darling (Pretty big Misfits fan) and So What. But besides them they have not really done much to impress me.

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. godlike writes:

here in good ol Iowa, we had some snow again today...damnit Im ready for summer.!!

as for Metallica.....I havent really been impressed with much after And Justice For All..
My favorite will always be MoP.... perhaps because of seeing em on that tour in ' 86... back then they were still so young and a hell of alot less arrogant.!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Kalis_wrath writes:

86 turned out to be a bad year for sh**allica. I can understand maybe one or at max two bad albums from a band after a good long decent track record, but four consecutive bad alubms? Come on man! Get with the program or just bloody quit! Stop tourturing my ears and embarrasing your selfs, I say!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. XWigglesX writes:

Haha get angry Kalis.
Maybe they need to "Harden the f*** up!"

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. godlike writes:

yeah, I think the loss of Cliff was a definate turning point, for the worse, in the life of Metallica...
The show I seen was only about a month orso before he was killed..!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kalis_wrath writes:

Ah... Tis good to be back! Wish sh**allica could say the same! Tehehe! Godlike, did Cliff wear his bell bottoms at the show? I hear it p***ed Lars off he did that. I think Lars could use some anger and frustration. I get a ton of it when anything from their last 4 albums is played on the radio!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. godlike writes:

yes in fact, I do recall seeing him wearing bell bottoms....thinkin to myself that it looked rather strange for that time period...!
somewhere I have a pile of pictures that I took at that concert... hell, there might just be some Metallica photos in there... I was at that concert to see all the other bands... so I wasnt really paying alot of attention to them...
hmm, I guess I might have to be doin some searching through the closets later... damnit, Ive killed so many braincells since I last seen that photo album...I'm not sure exactly where its at...

yeah Lars could use some anger management classes....and Captain Limpwrist Kirk could use some classes to make him a little more of a man too..!!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. XWigglesX writes:

Lol.
So godlike and Kalis are you guys members on here?

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am a registered member yes. Godlike and I are regs and he is one of my good friends on here aswell. How about you Wiggles? Godlike, I think Kirk took homeech instead of shop. Poor guy missed out on a ton of fun!

# Mar 27, 2008 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. XWigglesX writes:

Ya I am a member as of today. Although I have actually been using this site for a good two years haha.

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 1:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! I have been a member of this site since day one of finding it. So far so good. :)

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 1:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. godlike writes:

after a couple years of posting.... I too, am a registered member as of yesterday..!!

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 9:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Kalis_wrath writes:

What in the world took you gents so long? Hahahaha! :P

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Diamond Oz writes:

I only became a registered member when I became an admin (25th June 2007) and I've been using the site since 2005.

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Kalis_wrath writes:

Did you ever find out when I became a member Diamond? Just to refresh your memory I have been registered since day one and started useing the same i.p addy this message is on.

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