Metallica today revealed the details of Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture), the soundtrack companion to the forthcoming groundbreaking 3D feature film, Metallica Through The Never. The two disc CD set will be released on the band’s own record label Blackened Recordings via Vertigo on September 23rd and highlights last year’s career spanning sets at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film. The soundtrack is available for digital pre-order tonight at midnight on iTunes, and both the CD and digital album will be available on September 23rd at all retailers. There will also be a vinyl edition of the album available in both 331/3 RPM and special limited numbered 45RPM versions later this year. See below for a complete track listing.
“Let’s hear it for the old school soundtrack!” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “Not only are we beyond psyched about our movie coming your way shortly, but the fact that we get to share the music directly in all these formats is way fuckin’ cool.”
Metallica Through the Never stars Metallica, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallica’s most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously. Metallica Through the Never will open in North America on September 27, 2013 exclusively in over 300 IMAX® 3D Theatres, and will be released in the UK in the autumn.
Disc 1: 1. THE ECSTASY OF GOLD 2. CREEPING DEATH 3. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS 4. FUEL 5. RIDE THE LIGHTNING 6. ONE 7. THE MEMORY REMAINS 8. WHEREVER I MAY ROAM 9. CYANIDE 10. …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Disc 2: 1. MASTER OF PUPPETS 2. BATTERY 3. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS 4. ENTER SANDMAN 5. HIT THE LIGHTS 6. ORION
Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4IhWJ8r7_4
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th-Anniversary with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music + More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. Last summer, Metallica unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career and is featured in the film Metallica Through the Never. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. On June 8th and 9th 2013 Metallica hosted the second annual Orion Music + More in Detroit, Michigan at Belle Isle.