September 17, 2008
Metallica Makes a Heavy Return
By ETHAN WHITE
"Death Magnetic" is Metallica's first album since 2003's disappointment, "St. Anger." Metallic's ninth studio album, which is titled to pay homage to past rock legends, has been two years in the making. "The Day that Never Comes" and "My Apocalypse" were the first singles released from the album. The album was released Sept. 12 in its entirety.
The album is being uniquely marketed to a broad spectrum of heavy metal fans. One of the many ways Death Magnetic is available is a CD version with bonus content that includes live shows and "making of" footage. It can also be purchased as a digital download, a CD, or a vinyl LP version for old-school Metallica fans. The final way is the "Box Magnetic" which is a white coffin-shaped box that includes the CD, another CD with demos of the 10 songs on the album, more making of footage, a T-shirt, a flag, guitar picks, a coffin-shaped poster of the band and a collector's credit card that has a free download of a live performance in Europe.
At a time when heavy metal music is being introduced to a new generation through the ever-popular video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Metallica picked a good time to be great once again.
Ethan White is a freshman at Niagara-Wheatfield.
Originally published by NeXt Correspondent.
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