Metallica By the Numbers

Thanks to WMMR for providing the maths-heads out there some amazing numbers!!

Want to amaze your friends and otaku alike? Here are some groovy stats about the world's favourite band - METALLICA!!!!

35 – The number of years since Metallica’s 1st show on March 14, 1982

3 – The number of days takes to build the entire World Wired Tour stage production in each stadium

48 – The number of trucks carrying 1.5 million pounds of steel and staging materials from city to city

4 – The number of big rig trucks dedicated to nothing but transporting lighting

54,000 – The number of guitar picks carried to accommodate what is being played and handed out to fans during the WorldWired Tour

41,158 – The number of sets of strings being played through countless riffs during the 27 shows

480 – The number of feet of custom truss and torms -  All Metallica white

83 – The number of laser fixtures, emitting a whopping 510 watts of laser light

91,800 – The number of refracted light beaming into the audience


All Hell - The Grave Alchemist (album review + tour dates)

All Hell
The Grave Alchemist
Prosthetic Records     
14 April 2017

I hadn't planned on listening to All Hell and doing a full review. It was just something to post. But, seven tracks in and I'm still here. I initially had written All Hell off as King Diamond Light. Something sinister and dark for the 2017 kiddies who need "safe spaces" and are "offended" by everything. The kiddies who wear black eyeliner and black clothes and honestly believe they are being goth or depressed or whatever; not realizing that we were doing this back in the 1980s.

Any who, I'm still listening to All Hell's The Grave Alchemist. It's catchy. It IS King Diamond Light. But it has this 1960s camp quality to it that is fun and engaging. The musicianship is solid, not stunning, not new, but solid. It's an homage to dark sinister rock and roll. There is a nice punk element to it. Some tracks have a worthy circle pit vibe. Some, I swear, no lie, are like **gasp** Motorhead …

Cara Neir /Caina - Split

Caïna / Cara Neir      
Broken Limbs
Release: 12 May 2017

When Cara Neir does a Split I rejoice. I can't even feign being impartial as every time Cara Neir knocks it out of the ballpark. This Split with Caina is no exception. It's brutal in it's beauty. It's dark and evil. It's bombastic.

Caina's track 'Rhosniger' vomits a blackness that is awesome in its putridity. The music is heavy and overly thick. The guitars are like a runaway freight train. Everything about it is lovingly bestial! I'm saddened that this is the final release for Caina. So much good music, but alas, no more. So get this one as it's muy caliente!

Cara Neir's track 'Stained Grey Bones' is bombastic and raucous and I, of course, love it! there is nothing more to say. It's frakking awesome! I can't wait to hear what else Chris Francis and Garry Brents has in store for us in 2017!

Tour Dates

ALARIC w/ Pinkish Black: 4/19/2017 Willemeen - Arnhem, NL 4/20/2017 Roadburn - Tilburg, NL 4/21/2017 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE 4/22/2017 Klub Poglos - Warsaw, PL 4/23/2017 Collosseum Club - Kosice, SK 4/24/2017 Dürer Kert - Budapest, HU 4/25/2017 Klub 007 - Prague, CZ 4/26/2017 Divaldo Pod Lampou - Pilsen, CZ 4/27/2017 Kulturbahnhof - Jena, DE 4/28/2017 Die Friese - Bremen, DE 4/29/2017 Northern Discomfort - Copenhagen, DK 4/30/2017 TBA 5/01/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE 5/02/2017 Antwerp Music City - Antwerp, BE 5/03/2017 LA Zone - Liège, BE 5/04/2017 Strumpf - Hannover, DE
ALL HELL:  3/24/2017 Blood Of The Wolf III -  Lexington, KY 4/27/2017 The Nick - Birmingham, AL w/ New Masters Of Evil 4/28/2017 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ New Masters of Evil 4/29/2017 drkmttrD - Nashville, TN 4/30/2017 TBA - Knoxville, TN 5/04/2017 Slim's Downtown -  Raleigh, NC 5/05/2017 Raw Ink Live - Gaithersburg, MD 5/06/2017 Kung Fu Necktie (early show) - Philadelphia, PA 5/07/2017 Gallery 5 - Richmond…