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  • The Ultimate Roots The Ultimate Roots Quick View

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    The Ultimate Roots

    Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, this extraordinary band have released some of the most influential and successful albums in all of metal, and have sold way over 110 million units worldwide: METALLICA. The Ultimate Roots LP contains rare FM broadcasts from the 80s and 90s.
    1. Eye Of The Beholder
    2. Seek And Destroy
    3. Fade To Black
    4. Eye Of The Beholder
    5. Seek And Destroy
    6. Fade To Black
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    Metallica

    Ranked 252/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The self-titled Metallica (aka The Black Album), the bands fifth studio album, became one of the biggest selling albums in history. The 1991 album has sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S. (the rare diamond certification) and 22 million worldwide. With some of the groups most popular and radiofriendly songs, Enter Sandman, The Unforgiven and Nothing Else Matters, Metallica peaked at #1 and brought the band solidly into a league all their own. Though a step away from the thrash metal the band pioneered, the album was nevertheless heavier than anything the band had yet recorded. Included in Rolling Stones Essential Recordings Of The 90s and Spins 90 Greatest Albums Of The 90s, The Black Album was also honored as one of the Best Metal Albums Of All Time by Q Magazine, which noted that Metallica elevated the band from cult metalheroes into global superstars.

    1. Enter Sandman
    2. Sad But True
    3. Holier Than Thou
    4. The Unforgiven
    5. Wherever I May Roam
    6. Dont Tread On Me
    7. Through The Never
    8. Nothing Else Matters
    9. Of Wolf And Man
    10. The God That Failed
    11. My Friend Of Misery
    12. The Struggle Within
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    Ride The Lightning (Deluxe Box Set)

    Limited To 30,000


    Ride The Lightning Remastered On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Double LP Featuring A Previously Unreleased Live Set At The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA, 1985


    Creeping Death Picture Disc


    6 CDs Including Ride The Lightning Remastered, Unreleased Interviews, Rough Mixes & Demos, And Previously Unreleased Live Sets


    Live DVD Featuring 3 Songs And An Interview From MTV's Day On The Green In 1985, As Well As A Previously Unreleased Live Set From Metal Hammer Festival At Freilichtbuhne Loreley In St. Goarshausen, Germany


    64 Page Book Including Essays, Never-Before-Seen Photos, Various Ephemera


    Mini-Book Of Handwritten Lyrics


    Poster Set (3 Posters From European Tour In 1984)


    Deluxe numbered box set of Ride the Lightning including four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including never before seen photos, a mini-book of handwritten lyrics and a set of three posters.


    The LPs include a newly remastered 180 Gram pressing of Ride The Lightning, a previously unreleased double LP - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - March 10th, 1985, and a Creeping Death picture disc.


    The CDs include a remastered Ride The Lightning, three previously unreleased interviews (one with Metal Forces in 1984, one with WUSC Cleveland Radio in 1985, and one with Metal Madness in 1985), a CD of previously unreleased rough mixes and demos from Lars' vaults, and three full live shows from London, UK in 1984, San Francisco, CA in 1985, and Castle Donington, UK in 1985.


    Additionally, the box set contains a DVD featuring three live songs and an interview from MTV's Day On The Green, as well a previously unreleased live set from the Metal Hammer Festival at Freilichtbuhne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany, a 64 page hardcover book featuring new essays and never-before-seen photos, as well as a poster set containing three posters from their 1984 European tour.


    Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band's concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Whilst still rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partially because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and because he had more input in the songwriting. It was the last album to feature songwriting contribution from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine.


    Ride the Lightning received positive response from music critics, who saw it as a more ambitious effort than its predecessor. Metallica promoted the album on the Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang European tour in late 1984, and on its North American leg in the first half of 1985. The band performed at a few major music festivals, such as Monsters of Rock and Day on the Green later that year. Two months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. Ride the Lightning peaked at number 100 on the Billboard 200 with no radio exposure. Although 75,000 copies were initially pressed for the American market, the album sold half a million by November 1987. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. Many rock publications have ranked Ride the Lightning on their best album lists, saying it had a lasting impact on the genre.

    LP 1: Ride The Lightning (Remastered) 180 Gram
    1. Fight Fire With Fire
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    4. Fade To Black
    5. Trapped Under Ice
    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death
    8. The Call of Ktulu


    LP 2: Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - March 10th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
    1. The Ecstasy of Gold
    2. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
    3. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    4. Phantom Lord (Live)
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    7. No Remorse (Live)
    8. Fade To Black (Live)
    9. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    10. Creeping Death (Live)
    11. Am I Evil? (Live)
    12. Motorbreath (Live)


    LP 3: Creeping Death Picture Disc
    1. Creeping Death
    2. Am I Evil?
    3. Blitzkrieg


    CD 1: Ride The Lightning (Remastered)
    1. Fight Fire With Fire
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    4. Fade To Black
    5. Trapped Under Ice
    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death
    8. The Call of Ktulu


    CD 2: Metallica Interviews *Previously unreleased
    1. Metal Forces Interview with Lars, November 1984
    2. WUSC Cleveland Radio Interview with Cliff & Kirk, February 1985
    3. Metal Madness Interview with Lars, March 1985


    CD 3: Demos & Rough Mixes From Lars' Vault *Previously unreleased
    1. Ride The Lightning (Studio Demo)
    2. When Hell Freezes Over (Studio Demo)
    3. Creeping Death (Studio Demo)
    4. Fight Fire With Fire (Studio Demo)
    5. Ride The Lightning (Garage Demo)
    6. When Hell Freezes Over (Garage Demo)
    7. Fight Fire With Fire (Garage Demo)
    8. Ride The Lightning (Boom Box Demo)
    9. Blitzkrieg (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)
    10. Am I Evil? (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)


    CD 4: Live At Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA - March 15th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
    1. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
    2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    3. Phantom Lord (Live)
    4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    7. No Remorse (Live)
    8. Fade To Black (Live)
    9. Creeping Death (Live)
    10. Guitar Solo (Live)
    11. Am I Evil? (Live)
    12. Motorbreath (Live)


    CD 5: Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK - December 20th, 1984 *Previously unreleased
    1. Phantom Lord (Live)
    2. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    3. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    5. No Remorse (Live)
    6. The Call of Ktulu (Live)
    7. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    8. Whiplash (Live)
    9. Creeping Death (Live)
    10. Guitar Solo (Live)
    11. Metal Militia (Live)


    CD 6: Live At Castle Donington, UK - August 17th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
    1. Creeping Death (Live)
    2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    5. Fade To Black (Live)
    6. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    7. Whiplash (Live)
    8. Motorbreath (Live)


    DVD: Metal Hammer, Day On The Green & Danish TV
    Metallica Live at MTV's Day On The Green at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA - August 31st, 1985
    1. Creeping Death
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    MTV Day On The Green Interview with Lars and James
    Metallica Live at Metal Hammer Festival at Freilichtbuhne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany *Previously unreleased
    1. Creeping Death
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. Disposable Heroes
    4. No Remorse
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
    6. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    7. The Four Horsemen
    8. Fade to Black
    9. Seek & Destroy
    10. Whiplash
    11. Fight Fire With Fire
    12. Guitar Solo
    13. Am I Evil?
    14. Motorbreath

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  • Master Of Puppets Master Of Puppets Quick View

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    Master Of Puppets

    Ranked 167/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    One of the defining albums of thrash metal, the 1986 album Master of Puppets is arguably Metallica's best as well as their last with bassist Cliff Burton. Focusing on the concept of power and abuses thereof, this is a collection of complex, intelligent music, played at about a hundred miles an hour. The striding Battery, the darkly lit Welcome Home (Sanitarium), as well as the complex instrumental, Orion, all gave powerful testament to the band's ever-developing skill and vision. An album with lengthly arrangements (three songs came in at over eight minutes) and an overall eight song onslaught that clocks in at over an hour was unheard of in metal at the time and it confirmed that Metallica was at a different level, a legendary one!

    1. Battery
    2. Master Of Puppets
    3. The Thing That Should Not Be
    4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    5. Disposable Heroes
    6. Leper Messiah
    7. Orion
    8. Damage Inc.
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    ...And Justice For All

    Metallica's 1988 release, ...And Justice For All was the thrash metal giants' commercial breakthrough. It was their first album to reach the Top 10 (#6), first to earn a Top 40 single (One) and first to win a Grammy Award (One). ...And Justice For All went platinum in 9 weeks and today is certified eight times platinum in the U.S. alone. The album was also the band's first without original bassist Cliff Burton who passed away in 1986 when the band's tour bus overturned in Sweden while the band was on tour promoting Master of Puppets.
    1. The Shortest Straw
    2. Blackened
    3. To Live Is To Die
    4. Eye Of The Beholder
    5. And Justice For All
    6. Dyers Eve
    7. One
    8. Harvester Of Sorrow
    9. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity
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  • Ride The Lightning Ride The Lightning Quick View

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    Ride The Lightning

    Kill 'Em All may have revitalized heavy metal's underground, but Ride the Lightning was even more stunning, exhibiting staggering musical growth and boldly charting new directions that would affect heavy metal for years to come. Incredibly ambitious for a one-year-later sophomore effort, Ride the Lightning finds Metallica aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression. Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. The lyrics push into new territory as well -- more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing. But the true heart of Ride the Lightning lies in its rich musical imagination. There are extended, progressive epics; tight, concise groove-rockers; thrashers that blow anything on Kill 'Em All out of the water, both in their urgency and the barest hints of melody that have been added to the choruses. Some innovations are flourishes that add important bits of color, like the lilting, pseudo-classical intro to the furious Fight Fire with Fire, or the harmonized leads that pop up on several tracks. Others are major reinventions of Metallica's sound, like the nine-minute, album-closing instrumental The Call of Ktulu, or the haunting suicide lament Fade to Black. The latter is an all-time metal classic; it begins as an acoustic-driven, minor-key ballad, then gets slashed open by electric guitars playing a wordless chorus, and ends in a wrenching guitar solo over a thrashy yet lyrical rhythm figure. Basically, in a nutshell, Metallica sounded like they could do anything. Heavy metal hadn't seen this kind of ambition since Judas Priest's late-'70s classics, and Ride the Lightning effectively rewrote the rule book for a generation of thrashers. If Kill 'Em All was the manifesto, Ride the Lightning was the revolution itself.


    - Steve Huey (All Music)

    1. Fight Fire With Fire

    2. Ride The Lightning

    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls

    4. Fade To Black

    5. Trapped Under Ice

    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death

    8. The Call Of Ktulu
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  • Ride The Lightning Ride The Lightning Quick View

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    Ride The Lightning

    Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band's concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Whilst still rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partially because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and because he had more input in the songwriting. It was the last album to feature songwriting contribution from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine.


    Ride the Lightning received positive response from music critics, who saw it as a more ambitious effort than its predecessor. Metallica promoted the album on the Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang European tour in late 1984, and on its North American leg in the first half of 1985. The band performed at a few major music festivals, such as Monsters of Rock and Day on the Green later that year. Two months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. Ride the Lightning peaked at number 100 on the Billboard 200 with no radio exposure. Although 75,000 copies were initially pressed for the American market, the album sold half a million by November 1987. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. Many rock publications have ranked Ride the Lightning on their best album lists, saying it had a lasting impact on the genre.

    1. Fight Fire With Fire

    2. Ride The Lightning

    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls

    4. Fade To Black

    5. Trapped Under Ice

    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death

    8. The Call Of Ktulu
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  • Kill 'Em All Kill 'Em All Quick View

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    Kill 'Em All

    Metallica's debut album--originally released in 1983--is a masterpiece of thrash metal, and as good a marker as any for the debut of the genre. Fusing the rapid-fire attack of bands like Motorhead with a guitar style reminiscent of such British heavy metal bands as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Metallica essentially created a new kind of metal. Several of the songs from this 1983 album have since become classics, including Seek & Destroy, The Four Horsemen, and Jump in the Fire. Essential for any heavy metal fan.
    1. Hit The Lights
    2. The Four Horsemen
    3. Motorbreath
    4. Jump In The Fire
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
    6. Whiplash
    7. Phantom Lord
    8. No Remorse
    9. Seek And Destroy
    10. Metal Militia
    Metallica
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    Load

    Released five years after Metallicas famous Black album, Load remains proof that the legendary Bay Area band was capable of much more than thrash signatures and charged metal. Coming at a time when hard rock was in the process of reorganizing, the 1996 set led the way and announced to the world that Metallica wasnt content to rest on its laurels.


    By slowing down the tempos, decreasing the aggression, and upping the depth of its grooves, the quartet channels its English and Southern rock influences in spectacular fashion. Load mines the shorter, blues-oriented approaches pioneered by Led Zeppelin, Cream, Lynryd Skynyrd, and Deep Purple, expanding on these classic parameters by retaining some of the ferocious bite Metallica injected into its formative early works.


    Having sold more than five million copies in the U.S. alone and topped the Billboard album charts for four consecutive weeks, the album confirmed that Metallicas evolution happened without any inherent loss to its basic appeal. Guitarist Kirk Hammett is allowed more room to explore tonalities, and rhythms serve the songs in concise fashion, making the record Metallicas purest rock effort. Aint My Bitch, King Nothing, Hero of the Day, and Until It Sleeps all received considerable airplay and remain concert and radio staples to this day.

    1. Ain't My Bitch
    2. 2 X 4
    3. The House Jack Built
    4. Until It Sleeps
    5. King Nothing
    6. Hero Of The Day
    7. Bleeding Me
    8. Cure
    9. Poor Twisted Me
    10. Wasting My Hate
    11. Mama Said
    12. Thorn Within
    13. Ronnie
    14. The Outlaw Torn
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    ReLoad

    Metallica's seventh album and counterpart to the band's quadruple platinum 1996 release Load. Produced by Bob Rock with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Fuel was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance while Better Than You won for Best Metal Performance. The original idea was to make Metallica's sixth album a double album. However, with problems recording so many songs at one time, the band decided that half of the songs were to be released and the band would continue to work on the remaining songs and release them the following year. Speaking about the recording sessions in an interview for Guitar World, guitarist Kirk Hammet stated that We were gonna do them both as a double album, but we didn't want to spend that long in the studio. Also, if we did a double album, it would have been a lot more material for people to digest, and some of it might have gotten lost in the shuffle.
    1. Fuel
    2. The Memory Remains
    3. Devil's Dance
    4. The Unforgiven II
    5. Bad Seed
    6. Where The Wild Things Are
    7. Prince Charming
    8. Better Than You
    9. Slither
    10. Carpe Diem Baby
    11. Low Man's Lyric
    12. Attitude
    13. Fixxxer
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  • Hardwired To Self-Destruct Hardwired To Self-Destruct Quick View

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    Hardwired To Self-Destruct

    Metallica's all new album featuring twelve original new songs!


    Two disc set, 180 gram, 33 1/3 RPM

    LP 1
    1. Hardwired
    2. Atlas, Rise!
    3. Now That We're Dead
    4. Moth Into Flame
    5. Am I Savage?
    6. Halo On Fire


    LP 2
    1. Confusion
    2. Dream No More
    3. ManUNkind
    4. Here Comes Revenge
    5. Murder One
    6. Spit Out The Bone

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  • Hardwired To Self-Destruct (Deluxe Box Set) Hardwired To Self-Destruct (Deluxe Box Set) Quick View

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    Hardwired To Self-Destruct (Deluxe Box Set)

    Deluxe Box Set of Metallica's all new album!


    Three LP disc set, 180 gram, 33 1/3 RPM, limited edition colored vinyl (version exclusive to this product)


    Includes Lithograph photo print and Hardwired...To Self-Destruct themed buttons.

    LP 1
    1. Hardwired
    2. Atlas, Rise!
    3. Now That We're Dead
    4. Moth Into Flame
    5. Am I Savage?
    6. Halo On Fire


    LP 2
    1. Confusion
    2. Dream No More
    3. ManUNkind
    4. Here Comes Revenge
    5. Murder One
    6. Spit Out The Bone


    LP 3
    1. Lords of Summer
    2. Ronnie Rising Medley
    3. When a Blind Man Cries
    4. Remember Tomorrow
    5. Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
    6. Hit the Lights (Live at Rasputin Music)
    7. The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music)
    8. Ride the Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music)
    9. Fade to Black (Live at Rasputin Music)
    10. Jump in the Fire (Live at Rasputin Music)
    11. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music)
    12. Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music)
    13. Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music)
    14. Hardwired (Live in Minneapolis)

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  • Kill 'Em All (Deluxe Box Set) Kill 'Em All (Deluxe Box Set) Quick View

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    Kill 'Em All (Deluxe Box Set)

    Limited To 30,000


    Kill 'Em All Remastered On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Double LP Featuring A Previously Unreleased Live Set At Espace Balard - Paris, France, 1984


    Jump In The Fire Picture Disc


    5 CDs Including Kill 'Em All Remastered, An Unreleased Interview, Rough Mixes, And Previously Unreleased Live Sets


    Live DVD Featuring A Previously Unreleased Live Set From Chicago In 1983


    64 Page Book Including Essays, Never-Before-Seen Photos, Various Ephemera


    Metallica Patch


    Deluxe numbered box set of Kill 'Em All including four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including never before seen photos and a patch.


    The LPs include a newly remastered 180 Gram pressing of Kill 'Em All, a previously unreleased double LP - Live at Espace Balard, Paris, France - February 9th, 1984, and a Jump In The Fire picture disc.


    The CDs include a remastered Kill 'Em All, an unreleased 1984 Metal Forces interview with Bernard Doe (complete with radio IDs from Lars, James, and Cliff), a CD of previously unreleased rough mixes from Lars' vaults, and two full live shows from Middletown, NY in 1984 and Palo Alto, CA in 1983.


    Additionally, the box set contains a DVD of a previously unreleased live set from Chicago in 1983, a 62 page hardcover book featuring new essays and never-before-seen photos, as well as a Metallica patch.


    Metallica's debut album--originally released in 1983--is a masterpiece of thrash metal, and as good a marker as any for the debut of the genre. Fusing the rapid-fire attack of bands like Motorhead with a guitar style reminiscent of such British heavy metal bands as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Metallica essentially created a new kind of metal. Several of the songs from this 1983 album have since become classics, including Seek & Destroy, The Four Horsemen, and Jump in the Fire. Essential for any heavy metal fan.

    LP 1: Kill 'Em All (Remastered) 180 Gram
    1. Hit The Lights
    2. The Four Horsemen
    3. Motorbreath
    4. Jump In The Fire
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
    6. Whiplash
    7. Phantom Lord
    8. No Remorse
    9. Seek & Destroy
    10. Metal Militia


    LP 2: Live At Espace Balard, Paris, France - February 9th, 1984 *Previously unreleased
    1. The Ecstasy of Gold
    2. Hit The Lights (Live)
    3. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    4. Jump In The Fire (Live)
    5. Phantom Lord (Live)
    6. No Remorse (Live)
    7. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    8. Motorbreath (Live)
    9. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    10. Whiplash (Live)
    11. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    12. Metal Militia (Live)


    LP 3: Jump In The Fire Picture Disc
    1. Jump In The Fire
    2. Seek & Destroy ("Live" at The Automatt)
    3. Phantom Lord ("Live" at The Automatt)


    CD 1: Kill 'Em All (Remastered)
    1. Hit The Lights
    2. The Four Horsemen
    3. Motorbreath
    4. Jump In The Fire
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
    6. Whiplash
    7. Phantom Lord
    8. No Remorse
    9. Seek & Destroy
    10. Metal Militia


    CD 2: Bernard Doe Interview + Radio IDs *Previously unreleased
    1. Metal Forces Interview with Lars, January 1984
    2. Radio IDs with Lars, James and Cliff from 1984


    CD 3: Rough Mixes From Lars' Vault, Bootleg Tracks & Whiplash Remix EP
    1. Motorbreath (Rough Mix) *Previously unreleased
    2. Hit The Lights (Rough Mix) *Previously unreleased
    3. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Rough Mix) *Previously unreleased
    4. Seek & Destroy (Rough Mix) *Previously unreleased
    5. Phantom Lord (Rough Mix) *Previously unreleased
    6. Whiplash (Rough Mix) *Previously unreleased
    7. The Four Horsemen (Rough Mix) *Previously unreleased
    8. Seek & Destroy (NOT Live from The Automatt) *Previously unreleased
    9. Phantom Lord (NOT Live from The Automatt) *Previously unreleased
    10. Jump In The Fire
    11. Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)
    12. Seek & Destroy ("Live" at The Automatt)
    13. Phantom Lord ("Live" at The Automatt)


    CD 4: Live At J Bees Rock III, Middletown, NY - January 20th, 1984 *Previously unreleased
    1. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    2. Jump In The Fire (Live)
    3. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
    4. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    5. Phantom Lord (Live)
    6. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    7. Whiplash (Live)


    CD 5: Live At The Keystone, Palo Alto, CA - OCTOBER 31ST, 1983 *Previously unreleased
    1. Hit The Lights (Live)
    2. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    3. Jump In The Fire (Live)
    4. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
    5. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    6. Phantom Lord (Live)
    7. When Hell Freezes Over (Live)
    8. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    9. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    10. Whiplash (Live)
    11. Creeping Death (Live)
    12. Guitar Solo (Live)
    13. Metal Militia (Live)


    DVD: Metallica Live At The Metro, Chicago, IL - August 12th, 1983 *Previously unreleased
    1. Hit The Lights
    2. The Four Horsemen
    3. Jump In The Fire
    4. Phantom Lord
    5. No Remorse
    6. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
    7. Whiplash
    8. Seek & Destroy
    9. Guitar Solo
    10. Metal Militia

    Metallica
    $149.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set + 5 CDs + DVD - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Fistful Of Metal / Armed & Dangerous Fistful Of Metal / Armed & Dangerous Quick View

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    Fistful Of Metal / Armed & Dangerous

    Red and Clear Swirl Colored Vinyl


    Anthrax is a band that must be named in the same breath as Slayer and Metallica as pioneers of the American metal movement. This 25th Anniversary re-issue combines the first two Anthrax records, Fistful of Metal and Armed & Dangerous in one great package on three 10 vinyl LPs. Includes classics like Metal Thrashing Mad, Howling Furies and Armed & Dangerous. Die cut, triple 10 gatefold sleeve.

    Side 1

    1. Deathrider
    2. Metal Thrashing Mad
    3. I'm Eighteen


    Side 2

    1. Panic
    2. Subjugator
    3. Soldiers Of Metal


    Side 3

    1. Death From Above
    2. Anthrax
    3. Across The River


    Side 4

    1. Howling Furies
    2. Armed & Dangerous


    Side 5

    1. Raise Hell
    2. God Save The Queen
    3. Metal Thrashing Mad (Live)


    Side 6

    1. Panic (Live)
    2. Soldiers Of Metal (Rare Version)
    3. Howling Furies (Rare Version)

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    The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move... It's The Infectious Grooves


    Limited To 1000 Glow In The Dark Colored Vinyl


    25th Anniversary Vinyl Edition


    Newly Remastered For Vinyl


    Features Suicidal Tendencies Frontman Mike Muir, Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo, And Jane's Addiction Drummer Stephen Perkins


    In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the groundbreaking debut album from funk-metal supergroup Infectious Grooves comes to vinyl for the first time in the U.S. Fully remastered for vinyl and limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Pressed on stunning glow-in-the-dark vinyl.


    Infectious Grooves is a funk metal supergroup led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. It also features former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel, ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo (now in Metallica), and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins.


    Though Muir's sense of humor was often obvious with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves often brought out a goofier type of humor: their albums contain comedy skits by a reptilian lover named Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III.

    1. Punk It Up
    2. Therapy
    3. I Look Funny?
    4. Stop Funk'n With My Head
    5. I'm Gonna Be My King
    6. Closed Session
    7. Infectious Grooves
    8. Infectious Blues
    9. Monster Skank
    10. Back to the People
    11. Turn Your Head
    12. You Lie And Yo Breath Stank
    13. Do the Sinister
    14. Mandatory Love Song
    15. Infecto Groovalistic
    16. Thanx But No Thanx
    Infectious Grooves
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    The Vinyl Conflict (Box Set)

    Included Are Reproductions Of The Original Lp Artwork, Including Inner Sleeve Art, All In Heavyweight, Litho-wrapped Chip Jackets


    The Vinyl Conflict collects all 10 original Slayer albums from American Recordings and puts them together in this limited edition box set. Each album has been remastered from the original flat master tapes and is pressed on the highest quality 180-gram audiophile vinyl.


    Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer rose to fame with its 1986 release Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Between 1991 and 2013, the band sold 4.9 million albums in the United States.


    Slayer's musical style involves fast tremolo picking, double bass drumming, riffs in irregular scales and shouted vocals. In the original line-up, King, Hanneman, and lead vocalist/bassist Tom Araya contributed to the band's lyrics, and most of the band's music was written by King and Hanneman, with additional help from Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. The band's lyrics and album art, which cover topics such as serial killers, necrophilia, Satanism, religion, anti-religion, Nazism, and warfare, have generated album bans, delays, lawsuits, and criticism from religious groups and the public. However, its music has been highly influential, often being cited by many bands as an influence musically, visually, and lyrically.

    LP1 - Reign In Blood
    1. Reign In Blood
    2. Angel Of Death

    3. Piece By Piece

    4. Necrophobic
    5. Altar Of Sacrifice
    6. Jesus Saves
    7. Criminally Insane
    8. Reborn
    9. Epidemic

    10. Postmortem

    11. Raining Blood


    LP2 - South Of Heaven
    1. South Of Heaven
    2. Silent Scream

    3. Live Undead
    4. Behind The Crooked Cross
    5. Mandatory Suicide
    6. Ghosts Of War

    7. Read Between The Lies
    8. Cleanse The Soul
    9. Dissident Aggressor

    10. Spill The Blood


    LP3 - Seasons In The Abyss
    1. War Ensemble
    2. Blood Red

    3. Spirit In Black

    4. Expendable Youth
    5. Dead Skin Mask

    6. Hallowed Point

    7. Skeletons Of Society

    8. Temptation

    9. Born Of Fire
    10. Seasons In The Abyss


    LP4 - Live: Decade Of Aggression
    1. Hell Awaits
    2. The Anti-Christ

    3. War Ensemble
    4. South Of Heaven
    5. Raining Blood

    6. Altar Of Sacrifice
    7. Jesus Saves
    8. Dead Skin Mask
    9. Seasons In The Abyss

    10. Mandatory Suicide

    11. Angel Of Death


    LP5 - Live: Decade Of Aggression
    1. Hallowed Point
    2. Blood Red
    3. Die By The Sword
    4. Black Magic
    5. Captor Of Sin
    6. Born Of Fire
    7. Postmortem
    8. Spirit In Black
    9. Expendable Youth
    10. Chemical Warfare


    LP6 - Divine Intervention
    1. Killing Fields
    2. Sex. Murder, Art.
    3. Fictional Reality
    4. Dittohead
    5. Divine Intervention

    6. Circle Of Beliefs

    7. SS-3
    8. Serenity In Murder

    9. 213
    10. Mind Control


    LP7 - Undisputed Attitude
    1. Disintegration / Free Money
    2. Verbal Abuse / Leeches
    3. Abolish Government / Superficial Love
    4. Can't Stand You
    5. Ddamm
    6. Guilty Of Being White

    7. I Hate You
    8. Filler / I Don't Want To Hear It

    9. Spiritual Law
    10. Sick Boy
    11. Mr. Freeze
    12. Violent Pacification
    13. Richard Hung Himself
    14. I'm Gonna Be Your God
    15. Gemini


    LP8 - Diabolus In Musica
    1. Bitter Peace
    2. Death's Hand
    3. Stain Of Mind
    4. Overt Enemy
    5. Perversions Of Pain

    6. Love To Hate
    7. Desire
    8. In The Name Of God
    9. Scrum
    10. Screaming From The Sky

    11. Point


    LP9 - God Hates Us All
    1. Darkness Of Christ
    2. Disciple
    3. God Send Death
    4. New Faith
    5. Cast Down
    6. Threshold
    7. Exile
    8. Seven Faces
    9. Bloodline
    10. Deviance
    11. War Zone
    12. Here Comes The Pain
    13. Payback


    LP10 - Christ Illusion
    1. Flesh Storm
    2. Catalyst
    3. Skeleton Christ
    4. Eyes Of The Insane
    5. Jihad
    6. Consfearacy
    7. Catatonic
    8. Black Serenade
    9. Cult
    10. Supremist
    11. Final Six


    LP11 - World Painted Blood
    1. World Painted Blood
    2. Unit 731
    3. Snuff
    4. Beauty Through Order
    5. Hate Worldwide
    6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
    7. Human Strain

    8. Americon
    9. Psychopathy Red
    10. Playing With Dolls
    11. Not Of This God

    Slayer
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    Garage Inc

    For many years, Metallica's 1987 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited was the most sought-after item in their catalog; it was constantly bootlegged in the '90s, and often supplemented by a host of covers Metallica had released on singles and compilations throughout the years. By 1998, the band had understandably grown frustrated with this situation and decided to confront the problem head-on by reissuing all these rarities. Savvy businessmen that they are, they also realized they needed to give hardcore fans who already owned all the covers a reason to purchase the new set -- hence, the expansion of the Garage Days EP to the double-disc blowout Garage, Inc. The second disc's rarities are balanced by the first disc's new covers, the bulk of which were recorded following the Reload tour. It shouldn't come as a surprise that these covers recall the blooze 'n' boogie heavy rock of the Loads, but what is a surprise is that Metallica seems to have found their footing in this style through other people's songs. Whether it's Bob Seger, Blue Öyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Nick Cave, or the all-star jam on Lynyrd Skynyrd's Tuesday's Gone, the band effortlessly makes the songs seem like their own, through a bizarre mix of respect and ballsy irreverence. ... And if raw is what you want, the equally diverse disc two provides all the thrills you could hope for. At one time, it might have seemed a little odd that Metallica would cover Budgie, Diamond Head, the Misfits, and Queen, but if Garage, Inc. proves anything, it's that the group's musical instincts, risks, and sense of humor have made them the greatest metal band of the '80s and '90s.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
    LP1



    1. Free Speech For The Dumb
    2. It's Electric
    3. Sabra Cadabra
    4. Turn The Page
    5. Die, Die My Darling
    6. Loverman
    7. Mercyful Fate



    LP2



    1 Astronomy
    2 Whiskey In The Jar
    3 Tuesday's Gone
    4 The More I See
    5 Helpless
    6 The Small Hours
    7 The Wait
    8 Crash Course In Brain Surgery
    9 Last Caress/Green Hell



    LP3



    1. Am I Evil?
    2. Blitzkrieg
    3. Breadfan
    4. The Prince
    5. Stone Cold Crazy
    6. So What
    7. Killing Time
    8. Overkill
    9. Damage Case
    10. Stone Dead Forever
    11. Too Late Too Late

    Metallica
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    Death Magnetic

    One of the most influential bands in music, ranked eighth on the list of the biggest-selling groups in history, Metallica unveils its ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. The band's first album in five years, Death Magnetic is also its first with renowned producer Rick Rubin, first with bassist Robert Trujillo and first on Warner Bros. Heavy and thrashy, unafraid to embrace the band's past yet move into the future, Death Magnetic, says Kirk Hammett, is the best album we've put out in, say, 15 years.
    1. That Was Just Your Life
    2. The End of the Line
    3. Broken, Beat & Scarred
    4. The Day That Never Comes
    5. All Nightmare Long
    6. Cyanide
    7. The Unforgiven III
    8. The Judas Kiss
    9. Suicide & Redemption
    10. My Apocalypse
    Metallica
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    Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life

    To celebrate one of rock's most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org). Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.
    LP 1
    1. Neon Knights - By Anthrax
    2. The Last In Line - By Tenacious D
    3. The Mob Rules - By Adrenaline Mob
    4. Rainbow in the Dark (feat. Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Satchel) - By Corey Taylor
    5. Straight Through the Heart - By Halestorm
    6. Starstruck (with Biff Byford) - By Motörhead
    7. The Temple of the King - By Scorpions
    8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - By Doro


    LP 2
    1. Holy Diver - By Killswitch Engage
    2. Catch the Rainbow (feat. Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren, Simon Wright) - By Glenn Hughes
    3. I - By Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
    4. Man On The Silver Mountain (feat. Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren) - By Rob Halford
    5. Ronnie Rising Medley (feat. A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer & Kill The King) - By Metallica
    6. This is Your Life - By Dio

    Various Artists
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    Metallica Through The Never


    Black, Red, & White Colored Vinyl


    Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena audience.


    Metallica Through The Never is written and directed by Nimród Antal and produced by Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The film was released by Picture house in North America on September 27, 2013, exclusively in over 300 IMAX® 3-D theaters, and expanded into additional theaters on October 4, 2013.


    Recorded live at Rexell Place, Edmonton, Alberta on August 17 & 18, 2012 and at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia on August 24, 25 and 27, 2012, the soundtrack consists of 15 classic Metallica songs - from their early work (Hit The Lights) to the more recent (Cyanide).


    In true Metallica concrert tradition, the album kicks off with Ennio Morricone's The Ecstasy of Gold from the film, The Good The Bad, And The Ugly.


    Metallica is easily one of the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rockstar games of metal musicians during the early '80s. They expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions.

    LP 1
    1. L'Estasi Dell'oro (The Ecstasy Of Gold) (2004 Digital Remaster) - By Ennio Morricone
    2. Creeping Death
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    4. Fuel
    5. Ride The Lightning
    6. One


    LP 2
    1. The Memory Remains
    2. Wherever I May Roam
    3. Cyanide
    4. ...And Justice For All
    5. Master Of Puppets


    LP 3
    1. Battery
    2. Nothing Else Matters
    3. Enter Sandman
    4. Hit The Lights
    5. Orion

    Metallica
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    The Grinding Wheel (Yellow And Black Vinyl) (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    Pressed On Yellow And Black Vinyl

    Armed with pioneering pure metal proposals like "Death Rider," "The Beast Within," and "Raise The Dead" already in 1982, New Jersey's Overkill were a rock-solid part of the first clutch of bands forging in fire this music known as thrash metal. Along with Metallica, Exodus, Slayer and cross-town doppelgangers Anthrax, D.D. Verni and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth were helping to create a new form of metal that is still as vibrant today as when the band's first album, Feel the Fire was issued by Jonny Zazula's Megaforce Records back in the spring of '85.

    Witness Overkill's 18th album of blistering yet precise and thought-provoking thrash magic, The Grinding Wheel, a record on which thrash's ultimate team of five machined parts shows up and executes to perfection with a little punk thrown in for bad measure.

    But a life dedicated to metal can be a grind, hence the title of this sparks-a-flyin' record. "It just makes sense for us," reflects D.D. "If you've been making metal for almost 40 years like we have, it can be a grind. But we also liked the old school metal idea of referencing "Grinder," the Judas Priest song, which suits the album because it has classic metal parts on it as well as the thrash parts. There's a blue collar feel to that title too, and that's how we approach Overkill. The guitar case is basically a lunchbox and we go to work."

    "One of the principles-if not characteristics-of the band is that it's been grinding through for long, long periods of time," seconds Blitz. "Decades to this point. And not necessarily with huge gains with regards to popularity, but for sure, with huge gains in as much as we can earn a living while doing the kind of music that we want. And so the idea of grinding it out over the decades became a device for writing the album, whether it would be riffs or lyrics."

    Despite, as D.D. says, the album's classic metal references (such as Black Sabbath in "Come Heavy" and Iron Maiden in "The Long Road" and the epic and cinematic title track), when the band gets up a full head of thrash steam, they bring to the party a trademark punk aesthetic, forged from trips on the train to CBGB and Max's Kansas City to witness original punk legends such as The Damned and The Dead Boys.

    "Punk is huge for Overkill," confirms Verni. "And it's something we very specifically brought back to the band in a sort of second wave, beginning with Ironbound in 2010 and then The Electric Age and White Devil Armory. I know from my end, it came from talking to the band and talking to fans. We had some of those metal records in the middle of our career where I wasn't paying enough attention to the punk rock vibe of the band. But just before we started writing Ironbound, I was very specific about getting back into that mentality, picking up on that energy again. You're not going to hear any Green Day or Ramones in us, but the energy and the attitude of punk mixed with the New York vibe that's what Overkill is, compared to other bands. You don't hear any of that in Megadeth; you don't hear any of that in Slayer. It's more specific to what we brought to the thrash world."

    Central to that premise is the incendiary "Let's All Go to Hades" which is sure to become a pit favourite. "This one was a hell of a lot of fun," says Blitz. "You know, I've always written abstractly. I'm not the guy who says, 'I'm going to crush your skull into dust.' I like writing more so from an abstract point of view, putting a slew of thoughts together that create one idea, like a puzzle more than a specific black or white. And when I looked at all these lyrics when I was done, I said, oh my God, I'm 57 and I finally matured (laughs). Oh, this is gross! (laughs). But I do like tongue-in-cheek songs like 'Hades,' where it says, sort of let's all go to the Bataclan, you know, stand arm in arm and sing 'Killed by Death.' I kind of tied in not long ago events, specifically what happened in Paris, with losing Lemmy. After that, I'm on a train from Paris to Istanbul on the Orient express, which actually existed (laughs)-it actually went from Paris to Istanbul. So that one is mapped out a bit more."

    Adds D.D., "It's not a 'smash your face into the wall' kind of song. It got a little bit of fun in it. I know any time you talk to the really heavy thrash guys, they go, 'Oh, no, no, no-no fun allowed. It's got to be heavy and brutal every second.' But that song definitely has a bit of fun in it. And we've done that before, with things like 'Old School' and 'Fuck You.' We're not afraid to do a bit of that sometimes."

    Another favorite lyric of Blitz', which is set to a non-nonsense old school thrash track, is "Our Finest Hour." "It's about the recognition of sameness," explains Ellsworth. "I think people are comfortable when they recognize themselves in someone else. And 'Our Finest Hour' is kind of a detailed journey through that concept. It's like, 'Come on over here; I recognize you.' I've always been a firm believer in the fact that it's great to accomplish things on your own, but people are always stronger as a group-that's the basic outline of that tune."

    At the other end of the spectrum from punk is a song like "The Long Road." D.D. readily agrees that there was a Maiden influence as part of this one's crafting. "Oh yeah, for sure. The opening, along with a little section in there with the vocals, definitely feels like New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

    More evident in the band's panoramic classic metal passages, but even articulated here on "Our Finest Hour," is another storied Overkill trademark, the definition one gets in the band's bass parts. Combine this with the Mensa-like percussive wizardry of Ron Lipnicki (laid bare for all to hear at headphone levels through the smack of his gravity-defying double bass work), and The Grinding Wheel emerges as a record with a remarkable rhythm section foundation from which to rise.

    "I've had that kind of sound now for a long time," says Verni. "There are a lot of bass players that say, 'I want to feel the bass.' And it's like, I just couldn't give a shit about feeling the bass. To me that's low-end. Guitars have low-end, kick drums have low-end, bass has low-end-I want to hear the bass, not feel it. So from a long time ago, that's what I would be doing on my EQ. I would be tweaking and turning knobs until not only could I feel it, but I can hear it separate from the guitars. And as a result, the bass just got more and more aggressive. I'm not a finesse player at all, on a bass. I bang the shit out of it, and I kind of do that to get away from the guitars and give it its own identity, its own sound, its own thing, so the bass has its own personality, not just serving as a foundation for the guitars."

    This affects the writing as well, says Blitz. "Don't forget, D.D. is a guitarist. He's been playing guitar probably more so than bass in his spare time since the late '80s. This is a guy who has two-and-a-half decades of six strings under his belt. So we get more of a unique perspective; it gives this band its unique qualities when it comes to songwriting. Because it's a guy holding six strings who's got plenty of experience playing those six strings, but thinking from the other perspective. So you get a punchier thing; you don't get a lot of fluff. When you compare Overkill to some of our contemporaries, there you get a guitar player writing guitar-based songs. D.D. is writing, first and foremost, from a rhythm perspective, and that's what drives the songs. Add Dave Linsk to the picture, once there's a ten-note riff written, then you have the best of both worlds."

    Which brings us back to the aforementioned machine-like efficiency of the five guys that comprise Overkill, this idea that there are no weak links within this particular classic five-piece with two guitars lineup of metal warriors.

    "That's the strength of the band," explains Blitz. "Dave is really the one that holds the guitar reigns in this band. He's a writer at his core. You know, he's one of these guys who brushes his teeth and hears a rhythm the way the bristles are hitting the enamel (laughs). He's that dude. 'Oh wait a second, I have another idea.' He has an idea a minute, and if that's the case, some of them are going to be great. So he holds the reins. When it comes to Derek, he's more the opinionated thought later on. And so when it runs through the machine, being D.D. and myself, then Dave, Derek comes in and can change that song. It's always kind of good to have, let's say, a chief and some Indians. And it depends who's wearing the chief hat at any particular time. But I think at the end of the day, when you're looking for a clean perspective, it goes through Derek-that's usually what his contribution is, more of a finalization."

    And Ron? "He's one-of-a-kind," says Verni. "He's a great drummer. I've worked with him for a bunch of records now. This is our fifth record together and so I really understand how he plays at this point. Working with him in the studio is just a pleasure, because he's so right on it."

    After heaping all manner of praise on legendary producer Andy Sneap (brought on only for mix given Verni's proven acumen at the task), D.D. further clarifies the reason Overkill can be at the top of their game 18 records into their distinguished run.

    "I have a studio and I did most of it at my place; I've been doing it that way for a while now. And now the group of guys we have in the band has been pretty consistent for a while. So we have a nice mix; everybody kind of knows their role, and is good at their role. Everybody brings a little something to the party. And I think that's why these last couple of records people ask, 'How is it that your records get better after 25 years?' And I think part of it is that everybody has a role in the band, everybody is comfortable with their role, and they're really good at the part they have. So the records actually get better. It's like having a team, instead of having a whole bunch of chiefs and no Indians.

    But a proven people's band like Overkill-a more personable bunch you'll never meet-fully recognizes that part of the band's success in being able to survive and thrive with the grind is due to the allegiance of the band's considerable worldwide fan base.

    "For sure," says Blitz. "One of the things with regard to grind, with regard to four decades of Overkill, it's good to be here, but it's obviously earned, not just by us but by the people that support this in general. The fact is that it's not just us grinding it out. I mean, maybe it is when it comes to the studio and writing and recording songs, from that selfish perspective. But the reason something exists for decades is based on group effort. Like we had talked about earlier with 'Our Finest Hour,' people are stronger together. In that light, this band is, let's say, not just our project, but it's a project by and for all those who hold it dear."

    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Mean, Green, Killing Machine
    2. Goddamn Trouble
    3. Our Finest Hour
    4. Shine On
    5. The Long Road
    6. Let's All Go To Hades
    7. Come Heavy
    8. Red, White And Blue
    9. The Wheel
    10. The Grinding Wheel
    11. Emerald
    Overkill
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    So Far So Good So What!

    Following the release of 1986's heavy metal classic Peace Sells But Who's Buying?, half of Megadeth's original line-up abruptly split. Guitarist Chris Poland and drummer Gar Samuelson parted, leaving the band in the hands of guitarist/singer Dave Mustaine and bassist Dave Ellefson. They were up to the challenge as their subsequent release of So Far, So Good...So What? helped solidify the band as one of speed metal's leading acts. Highlights include the band's reworking of the Sex Pistols' Anarchy in the U.K. and a tribute to Metallica's late bassist Cliff Burton on In My Darkest Hour among others. Here on Limited Edition 180g Vinyl.
    1. Into the Lungs of Hell
    2. Set the World Afire
    3. Anarchy in the U.K.
    4. Mary Jane
    5. 502
    6. In My Darkest Hour
    7. Liar
    8. Hook in Mouth
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    METALLICA will release a live album called Live At Grimey's on Friday, November 26. The set was recorded on June 12, 2008 at the tiny 150-capacity venue The Basement, located below the Grimey's New & Preloved Music record store in Nashville. The intimate gig was a warm-up for the band's debut at the Bonnaroo Festival that same weekend.




    1. No Remorse
    2. Fuel
    3. Harvester of Sorrow
    4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    5. For Whom the Bell Tolls
    (Incl. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity Jam)
    6. Master of Puppets
    7. Sad but True
    8. Motorbreath
    9. Seek and Destroy
    Metallica
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    The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 1 (Colored Vinyl)


    Limited Edition Purple Colored Vinyl


    Unforgettable Musical Collaborations Like Tom Petty With Prince And Mick Jagger With Bruce Springsteen


    Original Members Of Cream Take The Stage For The First Time In 25 Years For A Blistering "Sunshine Of Your Love


    Includes performances from legends like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cream, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Metallica, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Tom Petty, Green Day, James Taylor, Al Green, Chuck Berry and more


    Jam-filled performances of chart-busters like "Johnny B. Goode, "Ironman", "Blitzkrieg Bop, "Can't Get No Satisfaction, and a show-stopping performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps


    For over a quarter century, rock and roll's biggest stars have gathered annually on one special evening for an exclusive party: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Honoring music's most influential figures with the most prestigious of awards, it's also an evening where both artists and fans celebrate rock and roll with once-in-a-lifetime performances. For the first time on vinyl, Time Life has pressed a selection of the most memorable moments in the history of the induction ceremony, previously only available in digital and physical formats. ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME LIVE: VOLUME 1 is a unique, collectible vinyl album featuring an unforgettable "set list" including the biggest names in rock 'n' roll.

    1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry With Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1995)
    2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1999)
    3. A Change Is Gonna Come - Al Green (1995)
    4. The Train Kept-A-Rollin' - Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea And Metallica (2009)
    5. Iron Man - Metallica (2006)
    6. Woodstock - James Taylor (1997)
    7. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream (1993)
    8. Blitzkrieg Bop - Green Day (2002)
    9. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen And The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Band (1988)
    10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison And Prince (2004)
    Various Artists
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