METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed by Nikki Blakk of San Francisco's 107.7 The Bone radio station backstage before the band's December 20, 2008 show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Watch the chat in four parts below.
METALLICA has issued a new nine-minute video for the song "All Nightmare Long" from its latest album, "Death Magnetic". The clip, which premiered at Metallica.com, is a weird and creepy mix of animation and what is made to resemble old stock footage. It tells an alternate history story of mutant spores discovered by the Soviet Union and used as a biological weapon to turn U.S. citizens into zombies during the Cold War. The band performed the song itself live for the first time on December 5 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
James Hetfield told Sun Media that the lyrical content of "All Nightmare Long" was "an attempt to get back to the H.P. Lovecraft mythos" which Hetfield referenced on the band's classic 1986 track "The Thing That Should Not Be".