ALBUM REVIEW: Metallica – 72 Seasons


And so the Metallica riff machine rolls on! forty years after their debut album Kill Em All (1983) laid the blueprint for the Thrash Metal genre, they return with record number … well that’s kind of up for debate depending on how you view their discography, and whether you count live albums, covers album and erm collaborations. But 72 Seasons (Blackened Recordings Inc) is here, their latest artistic statement four decades into a career that has seen them rise from the US West Coast underground, to become the most successful Heavy Metal band of all time. Continue reading



OTTTO is a trio out of Venice Beach that features a style that combines thrash and funk with modern metal. Life is a Game (ORG) is their debut album. Perhaps the most notable member of the band is their bass player, Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo.

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Robert Trujillo Joined Metallica 20 Years Ago Today

Today (February, 24th, 2023) is the 20th anniversary of bassist Robert Trujillo joining Metallica. Metallica marked the occasion by sharing a post on social media with a throwback photo from the day, with the caption: “20 years of @robtrujillo and counting! Our brother joined the band #OnThisDay in 2003.” Robert has played on the last three Metallica releases: 2009’s Death Magnetic, 2016’s Hardwired… to Self Destruct, S&M 2 (2020), and the upcoming 72 Seasons (Blackened Recordings).
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9

At seventy-three years old, Ozzy Osbourne has virtually nothing left to accomplish and even less to prove. TV personality, singer/songwriter, occasional actor and co-founder of an entire genre of music, if there’s anyone in the world of hard rock and metal who deserves to put their feet up with a pair of comfy slippers and a hot cup of cocoa then it’s the lovable Brummie seemingly incapable of using a television remote control.

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INTERVIEW: Chloé Trujillo on Her New EP “Heavy Peace”


We caught up with Chloé Trujillo , one half of her musical project with Mark Dalbeth (a.k.a. RAV MEDIC) – to discuss their new EP “Heavy Peace” – out now via Golden Robot Records. Chloé discussed her entire career, how she got her start in music, her various disciplines in the art such as painting, theater, and more, songwriting, a typical creative day in her life, the growing vast book collection taking over her house, and making music with her famous family, including her husband Robert Trujillo of Metallica, son Ty Trujillo ( Suicidal Tendencies, OTTTO), and daughter Lula!

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Watch Metallica Celebrated by Mayor London Breed and The City of San Francisco for Their 40th Anniversary

Metallica has kicked off a weekend of celebrations all over their hometown of San Francisco in honor of their 40th Anniversary Concerts and city-wide takeover. Mayor London Breed welcomed Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo from the band in a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. Watch it now!

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Metallica Announces “The Metallica Black Box” Archival Project

Long teased by the band on social media, Metallica has announced the opening of The Metallica Black Box. Debuting with The Black Album Exhibition, the Black Box will offer an unprecedented and ongoing deep dive into every era of Metallica from the early 1980s garage days up to today.

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Watch Metallica, Korn, Slayer, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Exodus, Halestorm, and More Wish Machine Head a Happy 30th Anniversary

Luminaries from across Metal and Rock have recorded video greetings to wish Machine Head a happy 30th anniversary. The band was founded in Oakland, California after founder Robb Flynn left the Bay Area Thrash band Vio-lence in 1990. Luminaries from across Metal and Rock have recorded video greetings to wish Machine Head a happy 30th anniversary. The band was founded in Oakland, California after founder Robb Flynn left the Bay Area Thrash band Vio-lence in 1990. Among the artists well wishing are members of of Metallica, Korn, Slayer, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament, Exodus, Behemoth, Lamb Of God, Halestorm, Trivium, Fear Factory, Kreator, Hatebreed, Black Stone Cherry, Death Angel, Fit For An Autopsy, Repentance, Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, and many others. The band also released a 30th anniversary shirt via their merch company which you can order below. Watch the clip here

“Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast!”
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Watch Metallica and Miley Cyrus Perform “Nothing Eles Matters” on The Howard Stern Show


Metallica performed its classic song “Nothing Else Matters” with pop star Miley Cyrus on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” yesterday morning (Thursday, September 9). You can watch video of the performance below. Miley’s appearance was in celebration of release of the remastered deluxe box set of Metallica’s self-titled fifth album and also features Elton John, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, frequent collaborator Andrew Watt and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Appearing via video link, Elton told Howard his decision to play piano on the star-studded cover was an absolute “no-brainer.” “This is one of the best songs ever written, to me. It’s a song that never gets old. Playing on this track I just couldn’t wait because the chord structure, the melodies, the time changes — it’s got drama written all over it,” he said. Watch it now!Continue reading

Watch Anthrax Conclude with Web Series with “Worship Music” and More!

Anthrax has concluded their Anthrax 40th Anniversary web series with thoughts on “Worship Music, longevity, and the future. The band wrapped up their 40th-anniversary livestream last month (review here) and are plotting next steps including a new album. Their next show is at Welcome To Rockville in November! Congrats on 40 and here’s to many more!

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