METALLICA Launching Their Own Label, To Release Live DVD
Metallica sure know how to keep busy. While they aren't planning on releasing a new album until 2014, the band has plenty of new titles to get into stores until then to keep your interest in the band ignited.
The band just announced that they will be releasing a live DVD on December 10th called Quebec Magnetic. The DVD was shot in (guess?!) Quebec in 2009 by director Wayne Isham and features a healthy amount of songs from the band's most recent full-length album, Death Magnetic.
But that's not even the biggest news coming out of this release. The band officially announced they are starting their own label.
This is something the band has pondered for quite a while, going back to 2009 when Lars stated the only role of a record label is a bank, and the last thing Metallica needs is money lent to them.
This could be something huge for the band, if they decide to self-release music in the future. Of course, they will still be working with a distributor to get their music into stores, which is the other useful aspect of a record label. Will the band be releasing their 3D movie on their own? They are already self-financing it. Their documentary, Some Kind of Monster was eventually bought and distributed by Paramount, maybe they are looking to do the same with their 3D movie.
As for the name of the label, they haven't announced it yet. My money is on Damage Inc. Here is the official press release the band posted on their official website:
About a month ago we mentioned that we have a live DVD in the works to complete the Death Magnetic experience and leaned on you to help us decide which songs would be on the main disc. As promised, we're back now with more details on that DVD, Quebec Magnetic (!?!) which will find its way to your local retailer, online store, Metallica.com and favorite digital provider on December 10, 2012.
This release is a first for us… yes boys and girls, the DVD and Blu-ray will be come out on our very own label in North America! There are still some "i's" being dotted and "t's crossed, so we can't give you a name or fancy logo just yet, but we're pretty excited that for the first time we get to hold all the reins on a release from start to finish. Since we now get to call all the shots, the double DVD and single disc Blu-ray will be available for a price we thought was very Metallica fan friendly – suggested retail will be $15.98 for either format.
Just in case you missed the first story, the DVD was shot by our long time cohort Wayne Isham, capturing the two World Magnetic shows in Quebec City in the fall of 2009. You were kind enough to help us select the set list by voting here on this site, choosing the songs played in setlist number two as the main program. All the songs played at those two shows will be included on the DVD/Blu-ray. You can peruse the set list and, of course, check out the cover below.
That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
The Four Horsemen
The Shortest Straw
Broken, Beat & Scarred
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
The Judas Kiss
The Day That Never Comes
Master of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Seek & Destroy
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Holier Than Thou
Turn the Page
All Nightmare Long