Metallica Start Their Own Label, Releasing Concert Blu Ray & DVD

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Former heavy metal and current Rick Rubin act Metallica have gone independent (maybe blink 182 will do the same?). They have formally announced they have started their own label – although they haven’t said if the still untitled label will be signing other acts, or just being used as a means to release their new material.

They’ll be kicking off their independence with a concert release on DVD and Blu Ray. It was filmed for the Death Magnetic Tour and will be released on December 10. The band stated “There are still some i’s [sic] being dotted and t’s  [sic again – learn grammar, Lars] 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. 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.” Hopefully that holds true – sixteen bucks is fairly cheap for any new release blu ray or double disc DVD.

Is this a sign that every major act will now be starting their own indie label, or just Metallica making another Lulu mistake? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Dan Bogosian

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you've ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we've cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?
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  • Ash

    I think it is a great idea as long as they sign other acts :D