(swiped from Pitchfork Media)
Metallica's new album, Death Magnetic, will come out on a Friday, just like the band's last album, 2003's St. Anger, according to a post on the band's website (via Billboard.com). For the sake of Metallica fans everywhere, we hope the similarities between the two records end there.
Warner Bros. will release Death Magnetic on September 12. Giving us hope that the album could be good is the fact that Rick Rubin produced it. Another notable tidbit is the tracklist's inclusion of "The Unforgiven III", the sequel to "The Unforgiven" from 1991's self-titled "Black Album" and "The Unforgiven II" from 1997's Reload.
Death Magnetic's first single will be "The Day That Never Comes", and a video for it, directed by Thomas Vinterberg will debut soon, according to another post on the site. Behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album can be found at Mission: Metallica.
Prior to the album's release, Metallica have a chunk of August shows, mostly at festivals. The band's next appearance is August 9 at Ozzfest in Dallas. In addition to the Metallica set at Ozzfest, there will also be a Dimebag Darrell tribute performance by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, Slayer's Kerry King, Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, and Anthrax's Scott Ian, according to Billboard.com.
01 That Was Just Your Life
02 The End of the Line
03 Broken, Beat & Scarred
04 The Day That Never Comes
05 All Nightmare Long
07 The Unforgiven III
08 The Judas Kiss
09 Suicide & Redemption
10 My Apocalypse
08-09 Dallas, TX - Ozzfest
08-14 Arras, France - Grand d'Arras
08-15 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-17 Jonschwil, Switzerland - Degenaupark
08-20 Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park
08-22 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
08-24 Reading, England - Reading Festival
Video: Metallica: Unforgiven [from the "Black" Album]