• Metal Hammer & So What? Presents Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event!
• UK Release 14th May, Available On Pre-Order Now.
Metallica, one of the worlds biggest rock bands, have come together with rock bible Metal Hammer, to produce a one off magazine to commemorate their unique Fan Club Only live events – Metal Hammer & So What? Presents Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event!
These live shows were held between 5th and 10th December 2011 in the historic Filmore in San Francisco. Metallica performed for free for four nights for members of The Metallica Club only.
So What?, Metallica’s quarterly Fan Club magazine, along with Metal Hammer, have produced the ultimate souvenir for this unique, never-to-be-repeated event. Additionally there will be an exclusive 7″ double ‘A’ side single featuring live recordings from those nights of “So What!” and “Through The Never” complete with souvenir picture bag.
This incredible must own item, will bring the reader to the very heart of Metallica’s 30th Anniversary celebration. The magazine will consist of…
• 132 full-colour pages;
• Featured interviews with all the members of Metallica;
• Special guest interview including Rob Halford and Dave Mustaine;
• Exclusive photographs;
• Exclusive 7” double ‘A’ side single featuring live recordings from those nights of “So What!” and “Through The Never” complete with souvenir picture bag.
Chris Ingham, publisher of Metal Hammer…
‘Being in partnership with Metallica for this unique product will give Metal Hammer huge exposure. It will be distributed world wide and demonstrates the diversity Future Publishing have with their music titles. The success of the Fanpack model has proven that unique products, like this, will always capture the imagination of the target audience.’
Alexander Milas, editor of Metal Hammer…
“This is an incredibly exciting partnership. Metallica’s 30th anniversary shows were history in the making, and the chance to work with So What! – easily one of the metal world’s best loved and respected fanzines was simply too good to pass up.”
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich…
“I couldn’t think of a cooler way to round out the first 30 years than how the Fillmore week played out in December. I can’t think of a cooler way to start off the next 30 years than immortalizing that unique, incomparable and unforgettable week in magazine form, our first So What! edition to leave the confines of our fan club.”
Metal Hammer & SoWhat? Presents Metallica The 30th Anniversary Event! can be pre-ordered at myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/metallica for £9.99.
About Metal Hammer
Metal Hammer (metalhammer.co.uk) is the heavy metal bible. Based in the UK, published monthly, and distributed internationally, it is now in its 25th year of publication, and its coverage of the world of metal – from the cutting edge to the extreme – is unparalleled. With 300,000 Facebook followers, 100,000 Twitter followers, and its unprecedented coverage of the global metal scene – from India to Indonesia to South America – it truly is the world’s premiere metal magazine.
About So What! – THE CLUB MAGAZINE
So What! is a quarterly publication published by the Metallica Club and sent exclusively to the fan club members. Each issue is a collector’s item featuring 48 glossy, full color pages that brings club members the most Metallica news, photos, and inside information. Metallica are major contributors to each magazine answering fan letters, providing personal photos and letters, judging contests, and providing a behind the scenes view that fans won’t find anywhere else. Each issue of So What! brings the members of the fan club even farther into the world of Metallica.
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica (metallica.com) have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 100 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored almost a dozen multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning almost 15.7 million albums in the United States alone, and over 28 million worldwide. In October 2008, their latest album, Death Magnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and in 27 additional countries around the world. It was certified platinum in the United States just six weeks later. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Metallica recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last month, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club. They released the Beyond Magnetic EP via digital retailers on December 13, 2011 after giving the songs away to their fan club members. A CD version of the Beyond Magentic EP was released on January 31, 2012. Metallica will launch Orion Music + More June 23-24, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The band will return to Mexico this summer.
About Future Publishing
Future plc (futureplc.com) is an international special-interest media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 special-interest publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Automotive and Crafts. Our biggest-selling products include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, musicradar.com and techradar.com (the UK’s number one consumer technology website). Future sells 2.5 million magazines each month; we attract more than 36 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2011.