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Metallica Allowing Fans To Pre-Order The New Album

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METALLICA has issued the following update:

"Enough already...we've seen everything in this little preview of yours...let's get on with it! Okay, okay...on May 27th Mission: Metallica becomes our way to bring you in and share with you not only the writing and recording process that's been taking place in the last 18 months, but also what's ahead between now and when the record is in your hands. And instead of waiting and releasing some "making of the record" additional DVD in a bullshit deluxe package when the album comes out, we figured why not let you be part of it up front?

"Here's the deal...Mission: Metallica is your chance to be on the inside of the new album with fly on the wall video footage, riffs and excepts of the music, studio photos, cool contests, and some trips back in time to Lars' vault with live downloads and rare photos. You're going to be part of the experience over the next four months or so as we put the finishing touches on the album, including mixing, mastering, artwork, photo sessions, etc.

"When you're cruising around the site, you'll notice that there is a platinum version...more photos, more video clips, more contests, a download of the new single when it's ready, downloads of photos, videos, and live shows, and a copy of the new album in the format of your choice with it arriving to you the same day it hits the record stores. And since we know we might have been a smidgen light with album updates over the last year, we want you guys to know how much we appreciate your patience so we insisted to the record company that Metclubbers of course would have their Met-fix for free! Here's how it works...we want you to hear and see all the videos, photos, riffs...the whole thing, so we're going to e-mail you a coupon code that will give you the full platinum experience for free...everything except the actual album (the label really wasn't down for that one if you know what we mean!) You'll get the code via your Club-registered e-mail address (make sure it's up to date AND check your spam folders) some time on Saturday so you are ready to rock when the full site launches on Tuesday.
You're still going to get all your Met news here...along with Clubber only contests (wait 'till you see what we have for you at Bonnaroo!), meet and greets, and all the other cool shit that we throw at you...who knows we might even sneak you a few studio photos as we finish up!

"Now the fine print...because of all the different rules, laws, currencies, record company crap, and generally, the ins and outs of all the far corners of the world, the ability to purchase the album on Mission: Metallica isn't going to be available in every country...but that's okay because as a Met Club member, you will get to see all the videos, hear all the riffs, check out the contests and photos, and we'll have the album in the store here when it comes out. We're going to keep you posted and we're going to make sure that we do whatever we can, so that no matter where you live, you'll have a kick ass time checking it out.
We're excited to take this ride with you...and have all kinds of cool stuff planned for the summer. To be honest with you, just like the album, the site is still a work in progress so along with all the new music, we're also going to keep adding things for you to see, do, and listen to. There is an element of making this up as we go along, so let's have fun with that. Let us know what you think about the ride and if there's anything we're missing."

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1. BoltThrower writes:

Ah, man! I pre-orded the album and it already sucks!

# May 23, 2008 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. in2thepit writes:

if u haven't heard the album then don't bash it yet that's all i got 2 say and if it somehow turns out 2 b another St.Anger then bash the hell outta it

# May 23, 2008 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. diemetallicadie writes:

why would any one want this piece of garbage......pathetic......stop already, please!

# May 23, 2008 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. therion writes:

wtf are you dudes talking about? does anyone actually own the album?

# May 23, 2008 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

METALLICA has issued the following update:

"Enough already...we've seen everything in this little preview of yours...let's get on with it! Okay, okay...on May 27th Mission: Metallica becomes our way to bring you in and share with you not only the writing and recording process that's been taking place in the last 18 months, but also what's ahead between now and when the record is in your hands. And instead of waiting and releasing some "making of the record" additional DVD in a bullsh** deluxe package when the album comes out, we figured why not let you be part of it up front?

more blah blah blah...talkin about "bs deluxe packages" and peoples paitence...what a joke!...maybe you should look at how NIN and radiohead have begun the digital revolution on releasing records, instead you smacktalk it (guess metallica are jealous since they were no the 1st). as for peoples paitence, i think you are way off on that 1. your metallisheep have been crying for way too long for you has beens to deliver your next "load" of sh1t!!...

# May 23, 2008 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

I have an idea; why not just release the damn album?! I think everyone is sick of the "sneek peeks" and dont care about them anymore!

# May 23, 2008 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. shitallica writes:

Hi, Lars here, I just got finished suckking off James....Please don't buy this cuz we really really suck and are a totally gay band of deuch bags!

# May 23, 2008 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

^Hahahaha!

# May 23, 2008 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wrath_5316 writes:

.....yea.

# May 23, 2008 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Detmetal20 writes:

Hey guys, you never know this could be like kill em all, or ride the lighting...wait they still havent grown their hair back, this album will blow.

# May 23, 2008 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Mr. Pot writes:

they've mentioned this to be the missing link between ...and justice for all and the black album. ...and justice for all was a great album and the black album was pretty good.
but then again when a band has this much hype about an album it will probably blow c***. especially following up the sh**tiest album that band (metallica in particular with St.Anger) has ever made.
metallica died along time ago...and resarrection in music is basicly impossilbe, especially for a$$holes.

# May 23, 2008 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. kev74d writes:

I'm not really intrested in all the "behind the scenes", "making of.." BS. I just want the freakin' album. LOL. This is another example of some of those "things'' that Metallica does that I don't agree with. What ever happend to just going into the studio for a month and coming out with a new album? LOL. I dunno. Hopefully the album will be worth the wait. If not, I'm still a fan regardless. But come on, this is an album right? Not a movie.

# May 23, 2008 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Detmetal20 writes:

^^I agree, they are starting to become like Axl Rose....I am affraid once they say its about to come out theyll say nevermind we need to delay it.

# May 23, 2008 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. SonOfKalmah writes:

what i dont understand is how do you spend months and months writing and recording, years between albums, and the best you can come up with is a sh**ty record? i highly doubt this will be something between MOP and the black album. i can see it being something like the loads.

# May 23, 2008 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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