On Saturday, Metallica‘s landmark album, …And Justice for All, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Originally released in 1988, the album is notable for many things: for the band’s exploration of its progressive side; for their foray into music video-making, with “One”; and of course, for the near-complete lack of low-end through the entirety of the record. (#justiceforjason #woke #replacementbassistsneedlovetoo)
It is also notable for being an enormously successful and influential album, and a tremendous cap for the band’s unimpeachable early-era. So, naturally, we wanted to talk about it.
April 17, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:
- As usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music on Friday, including Craven Idol, Oranssi Pazuzu and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list!
- Woe and Ultha were kicked off the Hamburg ist Droneburg festival. Apparently, officials at the venue playing host to the festival got cold feet after finding out the groups had once played at a different festival with Inquisition. Never mind the fact that both bands are openly anti-fascist. Just disregard that little tidbit.
You’re welcome to my world, dark side of the universe. I’ll take you for a spin, the mayhem begins. The media mouth is feeding and chemical youth that’s screaming.
The circus starts to roll, there’s no turning back.”
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
“Willingly guided into heresy. Beneath the surface, stark emptiness. And you’d pity my conviction, whereas I thought of myself as a leader.”
- The doctor involved with the death of Slipknot‘s late bassist, Paul Gray, is heading to supreme court. A wrongful death suit has been filed against him.
- Lita Ford‘s new book, Living Like A Runaway, will be available next week. In it, she discusses abuse issues within her relationship with Toni Iommi. Allegations at this point, but we will see how it develops.
- Kirk Hammett has managed to piss off just about everyone. In a recent interview with Music Radar, he may have made the claim that he is the first guitarist to ever break into the pedal line. Which, well, yeah no.
- Lots of serious stuff, so let’s lighten the situation up a bit. Any interest in a Gene Simmons mask? An authentic(?) version of The Demon can be all yours… for a slim grand.
- SIG:AR:TYR are back! It’s been six years since they last released new music. Check out “Vinland” below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Late with these tonight—just that kind of day at the office. Won’t waste any time: here’s what we’ve got for Quickies today:
- Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty to some of the bizarre criminal charges against him—including possession of marijuana and cocaine, and one count of threatening to kill. Safe to say Chris Slade’s probably a good bet to be behind the skins for the foreseeable future.
- The first wave of bands for this year’s GWAR-B-Q has been announced. Included among the initial few acts? Down, Goatwhore and The Descendents, to name just a few. This might be fun!
- Speaking of lineup announcements: in a move that is just too perfect for words, Emmure have been confirmed for this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos. This will definitely not be fun!
- Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett apparently lost his iPhone containing something like 250 different riff ideas. He estimates that he can remember about eight of them. Or, you know, three percent. The lesson here, kids? Back your shit up.
- Finally, Paradise Lost released a lyric video for the first single from their upcoming album. Here’s “No Hope in Sight” for your listening pleasure:
Nice. The new album, The Plague Within, drops on June 2 via Century Media. Anyway, that’ll do it for us tonight. Check back tomorrow for more!
Keep it heavy,
Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.