A couple of weeks ago, we had our very first War Of The Covers which pinned UK Metal band Malefice against French groove/death metal band Trepalium as we decided who covered Pantera’s I’m Broken better. Unfortunately for Malefice, everyone overwhelmingly thought that Trepalium’s version of the track was better. For this week’s War Of The Covers, we are exploring a cover from a band that is in the news right now for all the wrong reasons after the way they opened the year up. Apparently, Metallica is in the news right now because they are being accused of stealing a riff from an 80’s death metal band named Incubus on one of the tracks on their latest effort Hardwired… To Self Destruct. Whether that fact is true or not, there is no denying that Metallica is one of the greatest metal bands of all time (I said one of, not the). They have written some iconic material in albums like Kill Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, and …And Justice For All. As a fan of music and metal, there is no denying that fact and the fact that they have influenced countless metal bands over the years. That is why I chose them because some amazing bands have covered Metallica over the years and I think we have a good one here. In 2005, if you had the Japanese version of Gojira’s amazing album From Mars To Sirius, then you noticed that the band covered the Ride The Lightning track Escape. Fast forward to 2009, hardcore metal giants Hatebreed released an all covers album entitled For The Lions which featured them covering the Lightning gem Escape as well. Now it is up to you guys to decide who covered it better? You have until the next post to decide.
Posts Tagged ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’
Tags: And Justice For All, Cover, Cover Battle, Cover Song, Covers, Escape, For The Lions, From Mars To Sirius, Gojira, Hardwired... To Self Destruct, Hatebreed, Kill 'Em All, Malefice, Master Of Puppets, Metal, Metalllica, Pantera, Ride The Lightning, Trepalium, War Of The Covers
Tags: Armageddon, Hardwired... To Self Destruct, Megadeth, Metal, Metallica, Music Video, Music Video Of The Week, Robots, Sci-Fi, Spit Out The Bone
I am feeling generous so I am giving you a second music video of the week for you guys this week. Amidst all the chaos surrounding the wonderful new release from Metallica in Hardwired… To Self Destruct, the band has been gearing people up by releasing a music video for every track on the record. I actually liked the music video I chose for today the most in the song Spit Out The Bone because of it’s content. It’s a cool video that shows Armageddon like clips while also being based in a dystopian future which should sound familiar to metalheads especially this year since Megadeth did the same thing. The video even has that kind of a feel to it, but you can’t deny that the music isn’t absolutely bad ass and the video is too. By the way, the world has been taken over by machines in the video which shouldn’t be strange to us if you’re a sci-fi fan. A man who is our protagnist tries to protect a girl in the video while the antagonist which has the ability to send the machines anywhere in the past. Do me a favor and just check out the video below, it’s bad ass.
Tags: Hardwired, Hardwired... To Self Destruct, Metal, Metallica, Moth Into Flame, music, Music Video, Music Video Of The Week, Rock
Ever since Metallica released the track Hardwired and info on the album Hardwired …To Self-Destruct which comes out November 18TH, I was instantly pumped up for the release. I haven’t felt this way for a Metallica album in a very long time and the band this week has unleashed another goody for us. The band has now released a second music video for a new track entitled Moth Into Flame an it’s the second Music Video Of The Week this week. The video is primarily a performance based video with the band performing in a room with hagning light bulbs and in moth vision on occasion. The band released a statement about the track and video saying:
We’re back!! Welcome to track number two from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, “Moth Into Flame.” As some of you accurately predicted, we gave it the first public spin while hanging out with our great friend Howard Stern this morning in his New York studio. Sitting and chatting with Howard is one our favorite things to do and we were honored that he offered to play it first and let us perform a few additional songs live while we were there. We’re also excited to debut the corresponding video directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame.
Just to refresh your memories, ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ hits the streets on November 18, 2016 and was produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations including 12 songs on a double CD, vinyl, digital download, as well as a deluxe version including cover songs and live tracks.
We are just getting started, so keep watching this space for more information, more tour dates and just in general, more Metallica!! IT’S ON!
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Tags: Hardwired... To Self Destruct, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Metal, Metallica, music, Music Video, Music Video Of The Week, Thrash Metal
If you are a fan of Metal and a fan of Thrash Metal Titans Metallica then you bet your bottom dollar you have a reason to be excited. The kings of thrash are back with a huge announcement and a brand new music video. So, this is a very special Music Video Of The Week because Metallica have just unveiled the first single off their brand new album Hardwired… To Self Destruct which is the first in eight years. The album is slated to be released on November 18TH and to help pass the time the band released a video for the track Hardwired. The music itself starts off with a bang as the guitars of Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield chug away while Lars brings the boom with his massive drum beats. The song honestly reminds of 80’s era Metallica with that same ferociousness that it has me super excited. The video itself is primarily a performance based music video with the band rocking out. The album is available for Pre-order as we speak and you can pre-order it here. Otherwise check out the video below and the album artwork below that.