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Death Magnetic
Artist: Metallica
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''Death Magnetic'' is the ninth studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on September 12, 2008 through Warner Bros. Records. It is the band's first album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo as well as the first album to be produced by Rick Rubin. It was the first Metallica album since 1988's ''...And Justice for All'' not to be produced by Bob Rock. ''Death Magnetic'' is also the band's first album released through Warner Bros. Records, although they still remain with Warner Music Group, which also owns their previous label, Elektra Records. Outside of North America, they are distributed through Universal Music Group as they remain signed to Vertigo Records in the United Kingdom. The album is the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at number one on the ''Billboard 200'' in the United States, making Metallica the first band ever to achieve five consecutive number one debuts. - Wikipedia

After The Black Album, Metallica got sexy. Okay, that’s really not the right word. But they did incorporate some measure of, um, erotica into their album covers. Load featured provocateur Andres Serrano’s semen combined with cow blood in the original piece "Semen and Blood III" and now Death Magnetic offers a sketch of a coffin that looks an awful lot like, well—how can we put this delicately?—a $&#^@. Notorious aesthete Lars Ulrich has got to be responsible, and we could go on for hours about how the vag-offin is a metaphor for our subconscious desire to return to the womb and stuff, but we have music to talk about. Music we haven’t heard yet, ’cause Metallica aren’t big on what we call "sharing." The few lucky journalists that have heard music liken single "The Day That Never Comes" to crossover "One" and allegedly the longer songs hearken back to their classic thrash era. Expect fuel, fire and hopefully that which you desire.


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