Heavy metal legends Metallica have announced that their 3D film, Metallica Through The Never, will be released September 27th in N. America as a limited engagement in IMAX theaters. The film will expand one week later on October 4th. The film was written and directed by Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) and produced by Charlotte Huggins (Journey To The Center Of The Earth).
Drummer Lars Ulrich comments, “IMAX! It doesn’t get bigger or cooler than that!. For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought. ‘Hey look, Mom, I’m 50 feet tall (finally!)’ There is no better way to experience film and when you throw in the spectacle of music and sound this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience.”
The film tells the story of, “…band crew member (played by Dane DeHaan) who is sent out on a mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.” READ MORE
There will be TOO MUCH HORROR BUSINESS in Hollywood, CA and Seattle, WA on Saturday April, 13th!
Horror historian and monster maven Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Mad Monster Magazine proudly present special screenings of 1934′s macabre masterpiece The Black Cat starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff at the infamous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA and at the Dark Lodge at the Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City, Seattle. The Black Cat is one of Kirk’s favorite films of all time, and the first to pair his favorite classic horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi together! A groundbreaking piece of cinema in all it’s noir-ish and sinister suspense.
Kirk and Sara Karloff (Boris’ daughter) will appear LIVE in-person for a special intro and Q&A before the film at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Seattle fans can come join like-minded fiends for a LIVE videoconference, audience-interactive Q&A with Kirk Hammett and fiends preceding the screening brought to you by Creepycult. There will also be contests, prizes and exclusive merchandise at BOTH screenings, as well as monster goodies from KVH Toys and copies of Kirk’s critically acclaimed 2012 book TOO MUCH HORROR BUSINESS. Of course, Mad Monster screening sponsors: Retro Outlaw, London 1888, Creepycult, Monsterpalooza and Days of the Dead will be on deck with cool prizes too!
Chinese Theatre Screening in Hollywood:
8:00 PM: Doors open for a Monster Mingle. Grab Monster Merchandise, view original props from the movie “The Black Cat”, and enjoy other monster activities!
9:00 PM: LIVE Q&A with Kirk Hammett and Friends
9:45 PM: Screening Universal Pictures “The Black Cat” directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
For advance tickets for the Chinese Theatre screening in Hollywood, visit this link
ESP Guitars are known for doing custom axes with some amazing art. Hell, just look at some of Kirk Hammett’s (Metallica) guitars that feature artwork from The Mummy or Bride Of Frankenstein.
Well, now the company has just shown a limited-edition guitar featuring the face of one of horror’s most iconic actors: Vincent Price (House On Haunted Hill). The guitar features the artwork from the cover of Issue #254 of Famous Monsters Of Filmland, an issue that celebrated the life and achievements of Price and his effect on horror. One of the little things that I love about the guitar is the inlays from the nut to the 12th fret all line up to create the pendulum from The Pit And The Pendulum with the additional 15, 17th, 19th, 21st, and 24th frets looking like nacre blood droplets.
The guitar is only $899 and can be ordered from your local ESP dealer. You can see the full guitar specs below. READ MORE
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will be hosting a special screening of the classic 1934 horror film The Black Cat, which stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi and was directed by Edward G. Ulmer. The screening will be held on April 13th at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. Tickets can be purchased here
The full schedule for the event can be seen below. READ MORE
Metal titans Metallica have teamed up with Vans Footwear to create signature Metallica shoes. Each member of the band has created their own shoe after choosing from the various iconic designs to suit their particular style. Stores that carry these shoes can be found here.
Artist Maxim Dalton painted a poster of 35 of the greatest guitar players ever. While it doesn’t include some famous axe wielders (I don’t see Dimebag Darrell on there), it is a pretty comprehensive painting of guitarists who have shaped and influenced their genres. The painting was released as a limited edition poster but sold out long ago.
But what I want to know is can you identify them all! So head on below to test yourself on your guitar player knowledge! READ MORE
Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for Metallica, released a 13-minute video where he discusses his book Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection (Amazon). In the video, Kirk shows off many of his prized horror pieces, including life-size statues, original movie posters, props, decorations, toys, and much, much more. As a horror fan, it’s basically eye candy/porn every second of the video. Check it out below!
Also, make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Kirk here. READ MORE
Legendary metal band Metallica have announced the full details for the upcoming live DVD Quebec Magnetic, which will see a release date of Dec. 10th. The footage was filmed during two performances of the World Magnetic tour in Quebec City in fall of 2009. 35,000 fans got to vote on the setlist, which you can see below.
The release will also be the first self-release the band has done. Metallica states, “This release is a first for us. Yes boys and girls, the DVD and Blu-ray will be coming out on our very own label in North America! There are still some “i’s” being dotted and “t’s” crossed, so we can’t give you a name or fancy logo just yet, but we’re pretty excited that for the first time we get to hold all the reins on a release from start to finish. Since we now get to call all the shots, the double DVD and single disc Blu-ray will be available for a price we thought was very Metallica fan friendly – suggested retail will be $15.98 for either format.”
Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Kirk Hammett here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with Kirk Hammett, the legendary lead guitarist of Metallica! We got the opportunity to ask Kirk a few questions about Metallica before we dove into the world of horror and his book Too Much Horror Business (Amazon). We also get to hear stories of Kirk’s childhood as well as a bit about Cliff Burton and his love of horror. You can read this exclusive interview below! READ MORE
It’s blatantly obvious to any Metallica fan that lead guitarist Kirk Hammett is a huge horror fan. His horror-artwork guitars alone betray his appreciation for the darker side. Now he wants to share that love with fans in the form of Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection, a 9×12 art and photo book that shows Kirk’s private collection of horror memorabilia. It will also include conversations regarding the importance and personal significance of many of the items.
Kirk states, “This is my gift to all the other horror nerds out there who are just like me. It’s been made with great love for all the many characters and movies which guided me through childhood, into adulthood and which still keep me on track today.”
Kirk will also be producing limited edition collectible items through his own webstore, KVHToys. These rare items will begin to see release starting October 1st. His book is available for pre-order at this site. READ MORE
There is no doubt that the Cry Baby wah wah pedal is probably the most influential pedal of all time. It’s been used by the biggest musicians since it’s existence and continues to be the number one top selling pedal, for good reason. I love my Cry Baby and will always make sure to have one, no matter what style of music I’m playing.
So, naturally, a documentary was filmed to discuss the importance and impact of this pedal. Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World, which you can watch below, tells the story of this pedal, featuring interviews with Slash, Kirk Hammett, Steve Lukather, Jerry Cantrell, Eddie Kramer, and more. Keep in mind that this is just under an hour, so sit back to expand your knowledge!
While Tool was rocking out in Hawaii a couple of days ago (Jan. 14th), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett decided to hop up on stage and rock out with the guys for a little while. This included jamming out to a little bit of Metallica’s ‘Orion’ before segueing back into ‘Lateralus’. Apparently this is the second time that Kirk has done this, causing some fans to ask for a guest appearance on the next Tool album (wtf??). Check it out below and check out some other videos after the jump.