Friday, November 30, 2012

Metallica launch their own record label

Metallica have launched their own record label: Blackened Recordings.

The band announced the news on Friday and shared some details about the new venture.

“Some of you, who have followed along throughout the years, are aware that in 1994 we renegotiated our contract with the Warner Music Group, which resulted in a joint venture with our record company for releasing all of our recordings including long form videos,” posted the band. “Per that agreement, as of today we have taken ownership of all of our master recordings and Blackened Recordings will be the home of all of our current albums and videos along with all future releases including the December 10 release of the 'Quebec Magnetic' DVD and Blu-ray.”

“You may have heard us say it once or twice or a thousand times before, but it's always been about us taking control of all things 'Tallica to give you 110% on every single level every single time,” added the group. “Forming Blackened Recordings is the ultimate in independence, putting us in the driver's seat of our own creative destiny. We're looking forward to making more music and getting it all out to you in our own unique way.”

Filmed by director Wayne Isham, “Quebec Magnetic” is the first project to be released by Metallica under the new label.

Recorded during the band’s World Magnetic tour in support of their 9th studio album, “Death Magnetic,” “Quebec Magnetic” includes 26 songs plus bonus material, with over three hours of footage recorded live at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec on October 31 and November 1, 2009.

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