Detroit blue collar metal band Battlecross has released a stream of their new single “Force Fed Lies”, which you can listen to below. The song comes off their upcoming album War Of Will, which will be released July 9th via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders for the album can be found here.
Metallica have released a YouTube video that details all that will be seen at the 2013 edition of the annual Orion Music + More Festival, which takes place this year at Belle Isle in Detroit on June 8th and 9th. The festival will see such acts as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Bassnectar, Tomahawk, Gogol Bordello, Battlecross, and many more.
Detroit will see the return of James Hetfield’s Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett’s Crypt, Lars Ulrich’s Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo’s Vans Vert Ramp alongside the Metallica Museum and many other fan favorite attractions.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich comments, “Last year’s Orion Music + More Festival was hands down the highlight of the Metallica calendar. A great time was had by all, especially the band members. The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in ’13 is beyond exciting. I can think of no better place than the Motor City, with its rich and diverse history of music, for the second ride on our Orion festival train. Bring it the fuck on!”
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In a radio interview with Vancouver’s 99.3 The Fox, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed that the band has plans to enter the studio to begin writing and recording the follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic this September. However, busy plans will make the process take a little longer than normal. For instance, the band was very busy putting together to two-day Orion Music + More festival that occurred just a few weeks ago. Due to the success of the inaugural year, the band will be bringing the festival back next year, which requires a lot of planning and orchestration.
Then there is the 3D Metallica movie, which is being helmed by Predators director Nimród Antal. The concert footage will be shot Aug. 24th and 25th on a massive 140′x50′ stage. According to Ulrich, the stage will have, “colossal components and striking visual elements spanning Metallica’s entire 30-year career.” The rest of the film will be shot in the two to three weeks that will follow these shows.
So what does all of this mean for the release date of the next Metallica album? Find out below! READ MORE