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September 23, 2008

Top Magnetic

METALLICA's 'Death Magnetic' Sells More Than 300K In First Full Week Of Release

  • According to Hits Daily Double (the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS), METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" has sold 329,000 copies in the United States in its first full week of release to hold on to the top spot on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The album has outpaced hit songwriter/performer NE-YO, whose "Year of the Gentleman" bows at No. 2 with around 251,000 units.

  • METALLICA's No. 1 debut on the Billboard album chart with "Death Magnetic", made history. The No. 1 arrival made METALLICA the only band to have five albums debut in the top spot, breaking a tie at four albums held by THE BEATLES, U2 and the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND. "Death Magnetic" is also METALLICA's fifth consecutive studio effort to enter at No. 1, following 1991's self-titled "black album," 1996's "Load", '97's "Reload" and 2003's "St. Anger". The album sold 490,000 copies in just four days of release, arriving in stores on September 12 instead of the usual Tuesday.

  • "Death Magnetic" also debuted at No. 1 in countries all over the world, including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the U.K., Holland, Italy, Norway, Poland and Sweden.


September 12, 2008

Happy Death Magnetic Day

Metallica's ninth full-length studio album, Death Magnetic, hits stores today, and with it, the release of the entire album as downloadable content for Guitar Hero III.
As part of the "Death Magnetic Celebration" the band will play 2 special gigs on the 12th and 15th of this month, followed by a radio showcase (14th) and a tv show appearance on "Later with... Jools Holland" (16th).


August 30, 2008

Misc News

  • "The Day That Never Comes" was released on August 21 as the first single off the new Metallica album "Death Magnetic"

  • The band will release one song this coming Monday September 1st and another one the following Monday September 8th to celebrate the release of the new album. "My Apoclalypse" was released on August 25th as part of these celebratory releases.

  • The band will host a radio show which will be broadcast live from the band's "HQ" on September 4th, the band will hang out with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.
"The festivities begin at 6:00 PM PDT . . . check with your local radio station to see if they will be carrying the live broadcast and we'll post a list of participating stations next week."

You can also listen here streaming on and


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