Revocation’s cover of Metallica’s …And Justice For All closer “Dyer’s Eve” has surfaced online for your streaming pleasure. The track appears as an exclusive vinyl bonus track on their upcoming self-titled album, due out on August 6th. After the break, listen as Revocation rip the hell out of this track and compare it to the original. Eat your heart out Metallica.

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Enforcing The Thrash: THIS IS HELL Streaming New Single

Hardcore band This Is Hell is preparing to release a new 7″ entitled The Enforcer. Along with the title track, this 7″ will also feature a cover of Metallica‘s classic “Whiplash!” You might think that This Is Hell (with their obvious thrash influence) might let some of that flow over their cover of “Whiplash.” Well, that’s not all it flows over…     Continue reading

Nothing Else Matters: Watch METALLICA’s Full Rock Am Ring Performance

I have constantly expressed my love of Slayer and Testament on this site but I haven’t really talked about Metallica, not in a positive light anyway. I do however have a soft spot for Metallica seeing as I was raised in the ’90s and I was constantly bombarded by their tunes. It wasn’t until much later that I got into the REAL Metallica. It was at that jumping point that I got into bands like Slayer, Megadeth and Testament, so I thank Metallica for that even though they haven’t made a relevant album since The Black Album.

I, unlike a lot of people, have never seen Metallica live, but I have heard good things (even of the band recently). Well, except for Lars, who I have heard has only gotten worse over the years. I sat down last night and watched Metallica‘s Rock am Ring performance from this year and I gotta say I was quite impressed. I was a little annoyed by James’ cadences through some songs (see “Master of Puppets” 5:36) but all in all I thought it was a great performance. The difference would be seeing it live of course, but you know what I mean.

Check out a full streaming video of Metallica‘s performance after the jump. I think it’s worth it. Enjoy and leave your feedback in the comments section. [Continue…]

WTF Moments: MACY GRAY Covers METALLICA? What?!

Okay, when I first say this headline, I thought it was a sick joke. But as it turns out Macy Gray actually did cover Metallica‘s “Nothing Else Matters” live and has a studio version recorded which will be released on a covers album along with tracks originally composed by Radiohead, Sublime, and Kanye West. I never thought of Macy Gray as a fan of Metallica, but in my line of work, I’ve learned that some things just don’t make sense. You can check out the live version of Gray‘s “Nothing Else Matters” below and the album, appropriately titled Covered will be released on March 27th via 429 Records. Thanks to Metal4All for the tip!

Dive In Slow: NIRVANA’s “Dive” At 33RPM

Remember back when these guys slowed down Metallica’s Ride The Lightning? Well I do. It’s pretty killer and I decided I wanted to do the same thing. It took me this long to get a new record player that records from vinyl to CD, so now is the perfect time. I went with the only 45 that I own (most of my recent purchases are 7″, which are different as my vinyl consumers know. So now I bring you Nirvana’s “Dive” slowed down to 33RPM. Check it out below and tell me what you think.

WYKKED WYTCH Show Us The Ultimate Deception

The name Wykked Wytch is one that I have come across many times in past. I think it was during a month or so where I was obsessed with bands with the “witch” in their band name (Acid Witch, Witchfinder General, etc.). Actually, I don’t know where I first heard Wykked Wytch, but that would have been a cool story, huh? Anyway, back on point. Wykked Wytch are preparing to release a new record late this year or early next year. The details on this forthcoming album are still unclear. The album, the band’s first full-length since 2008’s Memories of a Dying Whore will be titled Ultimate Deception. Not many details are known as of now (as I stated) except for the inclusion of a cover of Metallica’s “Fade To Black.” Check out the teaser for the album below (which includes a clip of the “Fade To Black” cover). Enjoy.

~R. GNarly Doom Occvlta//#BlackMetalSunday

Why METALLICA’s “Black Album” And I Broke Up.

By: Chris Alfieri of Vattnet Viskar

In celebration of another one of Metallica’s “son who’s addicted to crystal meth but we keep enabling him by giving him money and letting him live at home” type follies, Loutallica, let us look back and decipher how we got to this post-rapture like state of Metalli-music, and why I’ve officially ended my relationship with Metallica’s self-titled 1991 album.

Oh, Black Album, where do I begin? Is it your artwork? Is it your subject matter? Is it your snare drum? I don’t know, but there’s something about you that sucked me in, and like that other crazy ex who brainwashed me for a few years too long, I thought you were sexy, strong, and confident. Hell, you even went well with a Naragansett Lager on a warm summer evening. But I wised up to your wickedness. Hindsight is 20/20 sir, and we need to get some closure. [MORE]