Metallica Form Own Label, Releasing Live DVD

Quebec Magnetic

Yup. Metallica are launching their own record label.

I guess that answers the question of whether Warner Bros. will be releasing the follow-up to Death Magnetic.

“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,” Metallica says in a statement.

“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.”

That is pretty cool. Good for Metallica. It won’t make the next album sound decent but, good for them.

“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.”

I wonder if Metallica will be signing other bands or just release Metallica shit.

What bands should be released through Metallica’s label? I betcha Avenged Sevenfold end up signing with them.

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.