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Sunday Slaylist: Cliff Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986)

February 10th, 2013

Cliff Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986)

The list of individuals in the world of metal that fans unequivocally agree on the importance, talent, and legacy of is very small indeed. Even figures in the biggest, most influential bands can be divisive figures – and none more so than Metallica. That’s just one of the many things that makes the band’s former bassist, the late Cliff Burton, such an extraordinary figure – perhaps no bassist in the history of metal is so universally agreed upon as not just a master of his instrument, but a full on innovator of its use in metal. That’s why today, on what would’ve been the bassist’s 51st birthday, our Sunday Spotify Slaylist is dedicated to Cliff Burton.

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Album: Van Canto – Tribe Of Force

February 23rd, 2010

Van Canto
Tribe Of Force
Napalm Records
1 March 2010

by Tom Dare

To say that Van Canto are set to divide opinions yet again would be somewhat akin to describing a Cannibal Corpse album sleeve as “a tad bloody” – in other words, an understatement of galactic proportions, even before mentioning their latest Metallica cover.

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Metallica re-issue classic vinyl

July 30th, 2008


Just after Metallica announce they are to play a show in London on 15 September 2008, Universal Music have announced they are to release the first three Metallica albums in deluxe vinyl edition. Nice.

Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets are all getting the treatment and are hitting shelves on 4 August 2008 as remastered, double-gatefold, two-disc, 180 gram, 45 rpm versions. Nice!

Metallica play Reading and Leeds festivals in August

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