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Metallica To Perform The "Black Album" In Its Entirety At Download Festival 2012

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American heavy metal titans Metallica has been announced as the first band confirmed for next years edition of the Download Festival, which will take place from 8-10th of June at Donington. This will be the groups first appearance at the festival in six years and to mark the occassion, they will be performing their classic self-titled "Black Album" from start to finish, which means they will be performing some songs that they have never played live before.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale at 9:00 am Friday November 18.

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1. BrianMN writes:

Download?
Metallica?
IRONY???

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Megacool writes:

Big WOOP!! Think they are pretty much done at this point.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Txmetal writes:

Instead of Metallica.it should be Fartallica

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DreamHeater writes:

With special on-stage guest LOU REED!

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. dimentian writes:

the guitars sound almost opposite now compared to that album. good luck. anybody that pays to see that is brainless.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XxZxMETALHEADxZxX writes:

Sounds like good news. Hopefully even THEY realize that Lulu was an awful pile of donkey a$$hole and they start writing stuff more like Death Magnetic. I'm still a dedicated Metallica fan, so I'm not giving up on them.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. All The Noyes writes:

Lulu was a dis'ass'turd.

Seriously? I really wonder what they were thinking. I tried finding elements within that cd that I could appreciate...I could not find it.

Debuted # 36 on the Billboard 200 with 13,000 sold. Thats a far cry from the 490,000 that Death Magnetic opened with. $hit...

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZMA writes:

Yea............no.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianMN writes:

And to make it worse it's the sell out album.
Off topic, anyone hear Morbid Angel is releasing a remix album of Illud?
LMAOROTF!!!
It really is a toss up who the biggest losers of 2011 were, them or Metallica.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. OverkillExposure writes:

#9: For me, the big difference between Lulu and Illud (in "epic fail" terms, if not musical terms) is that despite the bandwagon of hate and unwritten rules dictating what I'm supposed to like or dislike, Illud is something I actually rather enjoy listening to. There are some fun songs on there, and some great playing - and I prefer it over at least two other Morbid albums.

The "music" on Lulu, by contrast, is just not even listenable, and in some cases is like nails on a chalkboard.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ZMA writes:

Overkill, yea more like actual nails getting drivin' into your temples..... horrible music.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BrianMN writes:

@Overkill...
I always enjoy reading your posts as you always have something interesting and worthwhile to read.
That said, in regard to Metallica...I think we've both agreed on "Lulu" and I honestly hope that the next true Metallica album will take the... IMO excellent start of "Death Magnetic" and continue to evolve into something brutal and unique.

As far as...Illud?
(Sigh)....I've been with Morbid since "Altars".
Morbid.
Obituary.
Cannibal C.
Deicide.
Those are the four that got me into death metal.
I have no problem with a band experimenting.
I just want the songs to be good.
On Illud?
I've listened to it the whole way through multiple times.
And honestly?
I'd have more fun getting my eye lids pierced than listen to it again.
And yes, "Blades for Baal", "Nevermore" are classic Morbid.
"Radikult"?????
A remix????
Who's the poor artist that got stuck remixing THAT?
LOL.
You enjoy Illud.
That's fine, you're entitled to your likes and dislikes.
After all these years, doesn't cut it for me, sorry. :(
And to go even MORE off topic...
If you were disappointed by the new Morbid.
I'm sorry but I can't help but gush at the new song from Amon (Hoffman's, former Deicide)
New song "Among Us" is you youtube.
Check it out.
This is what Illud should have been.
It crushes anything off "Till Death Do Us Part" or "To Hell With God".
The "Evil" that has been missing from Deicide is back.
Finally, something "classic".

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Shno writes:

Black album front to back? Do they understand what the fans want, or is Lars just a complete moron?

...lol

The answer is obvious. I rest my case.

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jackrum writes:

Lou Reed will join them on stage..

Im really glad that i decided never to attend Brownload after going in 2004. Metallica screwing fans over when lars "decided" not to bother turning up for the gig.

people in the UK.. You have bloodstock and a short flight away you have WACKEN where metallica WILL NOT BE

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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