The Encyclopaedia Metallica

The Encyclopaedia Metallica

Malcolm Dome

Language: English

Pages: 300

ISBN: 1842404032

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Compiled from exclusive interviews with the band, this definitive rock reference chronicles all the facts surrounding one of the biggest metal bands to ever take the stage: Metallica. Containing numerous confessions that have never before been published, this A-to-Z listing of all the major subjects close to headbangers' hearts includes songs, albums, gigs, personnel, significant places, and many more. For Metallica fans and music lovers alike, this guide is sure to enlighten readers with its revelations of rock-and-roll Babylon.

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headlined by Bon Jovi (full line-up: Cinderella, W.A.S.P., Anthrax, Metallica, Dio and Bon Jovi) which resulted in the letters pages of UK metal magazines being filled with claims that the event would constitute the ultimate pitched battle between hair metal fans and thrash heads. In the end the war between black and stonewashed denim never materialised. 49 Encyclopaedia Metallica when they faced down the threat of Van Halen in 1984. Set list: ‘Ecstasy Of Gold’, ‘Enter Sandman’, ‘Creeping

remarkable musical moments. IT’S ELECTRIC “That’s where the shit came from, that’s what spurred us on,” says Hetfield of Diamond Head’s ‘It’s Electric’, which originally appeared on the Stourbridge band’s ‘Lightning To The Nations’ album in 1980. This was one of Metallica’s new cover versions recorded during 1997 and 1998 specifically for ‘Garage Inc.’ and is the second track on the first disc of the album. Metallica have long been connected with UK metal band Diamond Head, and their cover of

released as the second single from the record. ‘One’ has a very ominous, doomy atmosphere. It starts with the sound of gunfire and an artillery barrage, before Hetfield comes in with a mournful guitar tone. It builds from there to a series of climaxes, each more devastating than its predecessor. Hetfield himself has said that the opening was inspired by a Venom said that a landmine caused the devastation), and is left without arms or legs and lies in a hospital bed deaf, blind, mute and almost

as they started their ‘Escape From The Studio ’06’ tour, during which they played the whole of the ‘Master Of Puppets’ album. This was the third instrumental of the band’s career to that date, following on from ‘(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth’ (on the ‘Kill ’Em All’ album) and ‘The Call Of Ktulu’ (from ‘Ride The Lightning’). It was covered by Mastodon for the ‘Master Of Puppets: Remastered’ album, given away free with ‘Kerrang!’ magazine in April, 2006 and it was sampled by DJ Shadow for his track

S.O.D. and Exodus. fering with cancer, and Death’s Chuck Schuldiner, who had been BEATALLICA diagnosed with a brain tumour (Death had recorded their ‘Scream For reasons best known to themselves this spoof band decided it would be a hoot to mix the music of The Beatles with Metallica. Bloody Gore’ album in San Francisco). Among the performers were Vio-lence, Forbidden, Death 22 Encyclopaedia Metallica Unsurprisingly, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, who own the rights to The Beatles music,

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