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Metallica Announce Breakup
In a move that's sure to shock the metal community the world over, Metallica have called it a day. Apparantly, all the criticism they've been receiving from metal fans on the internet and beyond has finally struck a chord and the group have decided it's just not worth putting another album out.
Says drummer Lars Ulrich, "Whatever we do, it seems it's just not good enough for the elitist metal community. We tried experimenting with our music and became metal public enemy number one. We did a stint with an orchestra and were accused of being self indulgent (but hey, I guess it's a different story for Deep Purple and Kiss huh?). We even released a collection of covers from some really cool bands like Mercyful Fate and Discharge but that still wasn't good enough for everyone out there in metal land. Then when we finally decide to try and go back to our roots, people proclaim it as our worst album to date. The reason our new album has been taking so long was because we've been keeping close tabs on websites such as Blabbermouth to see what people are saying and already people are panning us. So we decided that no matter what we do, our best efforts just aren't worth it anymore. I don't know when metal became so facistic about what is and isn't metal but as of now, there isn't a Metallica. We're done. We would however like to thank our fans who were still loyal enough to stick with us, you made a long trip worthwhile."
None of the other members have made announcements regarding the split but it's believed that frontman James Hetfield will be busy working on a new project featuring Corrosion Of Conformity/ Down member Pepper Keenan. There also rumours that he and guitarist Kirk Hammet will revive their 80s side project Spastik Children. There have been no rumours on what any of the other members will embark on next.
Obviously this announcement comes with the news that all of the bands tour dates have been cancelled. There is no word yet on who will replace them at the Reading/ Leeds festivals and other festival shows.
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