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Metallica Planning To Enter The Recording Studio In Spring

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In a recent interview with Danish tabloid newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich stated that the band is looking at entering the studio this Spring to commence work on the band's next studio album, which will be the first since 2008's "Death Magnetic." An excerpt from the chat reads as follows:

"There is a really good vibe in the band at the moment. Previously, Metallica would hang us by the throat when we came home from a mammoth world tour, but this time it's different. Therefore it does not appear to be a long time before we start work on a new album. I think we'll be ready in March and April - when the creative process reaches a boil we'll go into the studio.

"We really enjoy it now. It has helped in our relationship that we all have families and that we have children who work well together. There were some bad years when we never really talked together, we just hopped in a vodka bottle and went out to look for ladies. It meant we did not share our feelings with each other. Today we talk a lot about our children and our families, and it has helped that we have something else to talk about than what setlist is tonight."

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1. spiral_architect writes:

hopefully this will be out by the end of 2011. the year is shaping up to be an exciting one for classic metal, with metallica, van halen, aerosmith and kiss all in the studio working on new albums. whitesnake also has "forevermore" coming out in march. hell yeah!

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

I can't see this coming out until next year but I enjoyed "Death Magnetic" so I'm looking forward to it.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Yammering Yammy Yam writes:

Lars: "The vibe is vibity vibe vibe and we're vibe with vibe and vibe vibe."

Oh and don't look for it to be out until 2013 given their recording practices. Amon Amarth and Arch Enemy can record way more aggressive albums in 2 or 3 weeks but it takes Metallica 2 or 3 years and the results are hit and miss. Sad...

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. kpura33 writes:

Saint Anger 2?

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

VERY SAD NEWS INDEED!!!!

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. silvermountains writes:

Hopefully they heard what they needed to hear about the whole death magnetic run, and this album will be better then before, and hopefully a classic metallica sound will emerge from the rubble and we'll have metallica back. im hopeful.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

Fool me with St. Anger, shame on you; fool me with Death Magnetic, shame on me. I've learnt my lesson, plenty of other albums to get hyped about.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, I'm curious to see what it's like, but not a single bit really anticipating it or looking forward to it. So much good stuff coming this year.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. TheIronMan writes:

Only going to give it a listen simply for the fact that it's Metallica. My guess is they're fully out of steam, but maybe they got something left in them.

Cynic, you said it best.

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R Tenney writes:

Good to see they at least get along now without needing the performance coach:shrink. DM had its moments but I hated production. Don't think it will be out this year. Usually takes Lars 6 months to get his snare sound

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Shoe Police writes:

hope they avoid rick ruben this time, he didn't help them at all. the mixing was horrible, they tried to get too creative. keep it simple guys, just good quality sounding music, nothing fancy.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. macky3214 writes:

snare..... snare .... snare ... snare .... yawn .............. snare ... snare snare...........snare

words cant snare how excited snare am about metallica's new snare......this is going to snare every snaring album of this snare out of the snaring water.

bransnare loves snare snare rectum ....... long live snare.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Trendkill91 writes:

I look forward forward to it. If they mixed Death Magnetic well and it wasn't way to loud, it would have been an awesome album. Minus the solos. Kirk Hammett sucks at making good creative stuff.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 4:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. WOLF7 writes:

This could turn out ok if Metallica wakes the f*** up and starts living in the 'real world' again.

Oh wait. If they did, they wouldn't enter the studio any longer.

Sorry.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MetalMattUK writes:

Say what you will about Metallica but you cant knock there live shows they are still cool and yes i like death magnetic

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 7:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. n0thinghead writes:

maybe if they stopped talking about their families and feelings, and started meeting together at the bottom of a vodka bottle again, they'll be good classic metallica again.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BrianMN writes:

Why are they still talking about their feelings?
How embarrassing.
Hopefully Truijillo will have some impact on the new album.
God only know's they stiffled Newstead for the whole time.
Stop talking about your feelings and get back with Flemming.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 9:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brandedcfh420 writes:

WELL, THIS SHOWS HOW METALLICA HAS GONE EMO!!!!!

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

I actully have.... a felling.... this might be awsome. death magnetic was a step in the right direction so hope this is even better

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hellrat writes:

ah hell....this fvcking sorry story, AGAIN? what can the idiot savants possibly come up with this time? Let's consider:

Turd Danish banging away on the trashcan lids like fvcking Special Ed...

Hokey Hetfield and his pseudo groovy 'yeah, yeah, yea-uh' crappy Rocker vocals...

the Noodle Poodle recycling all the bits and pieces of his tired, overplayed leads...

and poor ol Grape Ape bumbling along with his hands tied and his head buried in the sand....

and i wonder what brilliant production genius they will entrust with the impossible task of trying to make their shoddy 'efforts' actually listenable this time around?

BAA-AA!! BAA-AA!!

BA! Fvcking Humbug

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

ok rat, time for meds and relaxation time!! calm down....hahahahahaha

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. b.bristowe writes:

I'm a hater too, but seriously, all of the haters are just as interested as the fans so don't act like it's any different. Death Magnetic wasn't a return to form, nor will anything they ever do again. But it was a step in the right direction (minus the porduction). Never mind I give up, for every good there's a bad. All we can do is wait and watch it unfold............................

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brandedcfh420 writes:

trust me ill be waiting to hear how it turns out!! not buying it, but i know plenty of metallisheep here in Charlotte that ill find out quickly...

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Nunya writes:

R TENNEY! FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE NOTICES THE TERRIBLE OVERPRODUCTION OF DEATH MAGNETIC! WHAT THE HELL DID THE SOUND ENGINEER DO TO JAMES' VOICE!?!?!?!!?!

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. R Tenney writes:

It is possible for legacy acts to put out great albums that compare to their older classics. Overkills new one is their best in 20 years. Forbiddens new one took me by surprise. And Testament. Holy f***. Formation was their best in 20 years. Maybe Metallica sees this and will respond in kind.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. hellrat writes:

brand: NEVER!! ;)

Tenny, good point, but I still like the Gathering over Formation....fvckin record rips! and James is a highly underrated guitar player...i think it was also Lombardo's best drum recording EVER

metallica fvckin sucks...has for 20 goddamn years now

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Nunya writes:

@RTenny@ also exodus, deathamphetamine kicks arse

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

Rat, I fvcking love you.

*sigh* I Don't Care is recording some new Who Gives A Fvck...

branded: member when I was just a baby here and was like METALLICA 4 EVER and you were like METALLICA SUCKS and I was like FVCK YOU WHITE TRASH PIG and you were like STUPID WHITE b**** and then we kissed and made up? Good times.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Spirit In Black writes:

Metallica are now EMO....oh dear, the trasition is now complete.

Can you imagine Slayer, Iron Maiden etc going on like this!?!?! Maybe Metallica will release a kiddies album to combat The Wiggles?

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. R Tenney writes:

@ HR that Gathering album definitely was a a$$ kicker. Came out at the height of the grunge era if I recall overlooked most certainly. I always preferred Bostaph over Lombardo any way. Just my opinion. And yes Exodus has totally made ammends 4 that crap force of habit with their last 3 albums. James Murphy Obituarys Cause of Death. !!

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. brandedcfh420 writes:

i do miss those days maam!! i have a feeling there will be a whole new slew of metallisheep comin in the closer it gets to recording time and the flames will be sky high, along with me!!!

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 8:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Billpower writes:

All of these haters yet they still sell millions of albums. Weird.

# Feb 2, 2011 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. hellrat writes:

LDB you know i fvcking love you too... and i miss ya around here :)

Ten, Bostaph over Bombardo any fvcking day for sure! one of the finest drummers to ever grace this wonderful planet....but we still gotta respect the pioneer, and he fvcking OWNS it on the Gathering

\m/

for your interest, check out Jaane Saarenpaa of The Crown...off the fvckin charts, man...but the production is generally kind of sh!t, gotta listen past it

i fvcking love the Crown...and i honestly can't understand why any true fvcking METAL head would not

ah hell, fvck it!

NP---the Crown---Death is the Hunter

# Feb 3, 2011 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. tallica_fan writes:

cmon dudes, pretty sure if metallica released master of puppets 2, you still wouldnt be happy. to the dude saying DM solos sucked...really? fark i thought they werent half bad. hoping the next album doesnt take a million years and the production is improved. i hate rubins work these days the production of DM and world painted blood were attrocious.

as for bostaph being a better drummer than lombardo, as much as i like bostaphs unorthadox pounding style, after seeing both live, dave is 10 times tighter. bostaph doesnt keep his rhythm like lombardo, who is to me the true pioneer of thrash drumming. that being said testament live was one of the most f***en insane things ive ever seen, almost as good as kreator...almost.

# Feb 3, 2011 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. metalfan653 writes:

Last time they went in the studio, Death Magnetic came out. Based on that I don't know what to expect this time.

# Feb 3, 2011 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Trendkill91 writes:

Tallica_fan - They were crap man. Do you play guitar?
I like Metallica and I always have. Went and seen them 3 times in concert when they were last here. But DM solos are horrible. Sounds like cats on a hot tin roof IMO.

I agree about the production of Rick Rubins work too man. Weak tones on the guitar, Over all volume of the album is just too high and it sounds mashed.
World Painted Blood would have been an ok Slayer Album if it had a guitar tone like Seasons or even God Hates us All. Just sounds way too weak, making the album impossible to listen to for me.

# Feb 3, 2011 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. greyback writes:

Do another and justice for all.

# Feb 3, 2011 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. tallica_fan writes:

hey trendkill i do play guitar and i thought the solos were ok. i really thought DM sounded like the freshest thing since the black album. i dont think u need a million notes a second to have a good solo its one thing i've always liked about kirks playing. it may be just simple pentatonics but it works. i accept they are not the best musicans out there but they work well together (well at least to my ears) i don't mean to sound like a metal noob coz its not the case, i've been listening to it for a long time now and i still love this band plain and simple. i love alot of bands but metallica and pantera are still the 2 best metal bands of all time by a country mile IMO. but i understand other ppl have different taste, thats fair enough- i just get the impression past disappointiments taint anything from here on which is bullsh**. even bad production isnt enough to turn me off an album its simply about the music. thats why i love live gigs its a true measure of how good a band is at that time.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 6:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. gripper writes:

recently i listened to DM with headphones it sounded awful
i had only listened in the car previously so i had thought that the production talk was bs from b rock's supporters
Rubin should not be brought back based on that
they stuck w/ brock too long and missed an opportunity
for a great hard rock album
DM was average hard rock on par with Metallica's best moments post Justice
anyone who regards the BA as great is lost
i prefer some of load/re to most of the BA
Metallica are comfortable
they have no excess testosterone
someone needs to tell them they suck as conventional songwriters
during the 80's they were great metal composers
Metal has passed them by
they are not capable of anything original/bleeding edge
i am a fan and enjoyed their rnrhof performance
Terry Date would make a good big name producer
they won't choose him
they stick w/ Rubin

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Blindgreed1 writes:

All I want to know is when ldb is gonna spit in my mouth. Ever since she made that comment I've been day dreaming of all of the possibilities...

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Blindgreed1 writes:

gripper: Terry Date is the fvcking MAN!!!

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. hellrat writes:

please don't forget that sh!tallica FVCKING SUCKS live....turd danish can't even play his own mediocre drum lines...hetfield just butchers the fvck out of the vox...the strudeling poodle looks and acts more like a fvcking faggit than ever before

bob c0ck-less has got to be one of the worst 'metal' producers EVER

Ruby lost his magic touch long ago

the tired and haggard metalli-critter needs to be put out of everyones fvcking misery....it is the humane and rightful thing to do...them disgusting fvcking curs have been ENTIRELY dispossessed of any lick of honor, class or dignity for well over a decade

spit in their fvcking faces, p!ss on their goddamned graves

NP---Redneck Side of Me---Jamey Johnson

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. n0thinghead writes:

bg: me too man =\ me too.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. EsotericSurgery writes:

"Sounds like cats on a hot tin roof"

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA TK awesome brother. HR that post #20 was pure gold too.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. beck writes:

branded likes the c***. and nice packer pic esoteric surgery go pack go!

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. TheIronMan writes:

BG: I KNOW!!! THE f***?!?! I've been sitting... waiting...

I could spit in your mouth....

Tallica_Fanny: I'm one of the worst guitarists ever to walk the face of the Earth. And even I know that Hammet's leads in DM suck. Going straight pentatonic is fine, as long as you do something with them. I've seen quite a bit of originality doing a run down the pentatonic, but none whatsoever with Hammet. I do that same run as a warm up before I start practicing, and he plays it in his solos. But it's not just DM, he's been doing it forever. He has very few solos that I find creative/good to listen to.

I was about to say he's the weakest link of Metallica, then I remembered Ulrich.

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

Ptooey.

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 12:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. TheIronMan writes:

Was that for me?

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. tallica_fan writes:

'tallica_fanny?' no need to be a smartass. im not claiming hammett to be the best guitarist out there but his style suits the band. i like what i like. you like what you like. metallica dont claim to be the fastest or the most brutal, but they were creative enough to change the way it was done and since pantera i havent seen many bands that can claim that. im gona stop defending this band now because a) it sounds like they're the only band i listen to and b) im startin to sound like a sheep.

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. brandedcfh420 writes:

tallica fan, dont join the sheeple!!! ahahahahahaha

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. brandedcfh420 writes:

hey becky (post 45), come up with something way more original that that!! seriously, throw something thought out at me!! make it sensational

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. thrashhead writes:

I hope they make it sound like their old stuff and hopefully theyll come back to tulsa.

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53. n0thinghead writes:

ldb: mmmm ;)

oh how much i love branded on these metallica articles lmao

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. R Tenney writes:

@ branded off topic question. Saw your profile @ I see u list Birch Hill Dam. How did u find out about them? Did they play in NC ? Or are u from Mass. Anyways kickass band. 4 those who love Corrosion Clutch@ Kyuss. Birch Hill Dam Booze hound!

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. brandedcfh420 writes:

FKN-A BRO!!!! I honestly do not remember how i found about BHD, but the singer Mike and I have been chatting back and forth about trying to get BHD down here in charlotte nc. he is sending me a free cd in the near future. Seeding, Bed of Nails, and Soul Giver are my faves. Boozehound is one kick a$$ fkn skullbashing song though!!

\,,/(**)\,,/ BHD BHD BHD \,,/(**)\,,/

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. R Tenney writes:

I hear u Branded! Know these cats well. Played a biker party up here last summer @ they f***ed sh** up! They also have opened 4 Testament @ Overkill in Worcester Mass. Can not believe these dudes aren't signed ! Anyways good 2 see metal heads from other parts of the country know about them. Hope they make it 2 Charlotte! They'll definitely impress yall!

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. brandedcfh420 writes:

lucky fkr!! i want to see BHD so damn bad!!

# Feb 5, 2011 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. TheIronMan writes:

Don't worry about it, I'm always a smartass. Ask my teachers.

I like Metallica, and I agree with you that his leads suit the band. As in they were good when they were good, and sh** when they were sh**.

A scary trend, no?

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Nunya writes:

Id like to think that they would replace kirk hammet with kerry king, and james hetfield and wutever the bassist's name is with jeff hannemen and tom araya. Also they should replace larz with Dave lombardo.....and also change the name of the band to slayer.......so basically they should just give slayer all of their fame and money....that might deposerfy the world

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