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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 27 year-old music addict with a taste for punk, metal and the touch of a keyboard. He is the current Senior Writer for Loudwire. Graham has been active in the music and entertainment industries since college, having worked for Metal Injection, Earache Records, The End Records, The Opie and Anthony Show and the Le Scandal Burlesque Show as a musician and stage manager. Favorite bands: The Ramones, Iron Maiden, Strike Anywhere, Poison the Well, Tool, Puscifer, Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Bad Religion, Rufio, Salome, Shining, Descendents, Gwar, System of a Down, The Beatles, Suffocation, Bloodbath, Polaris, Mark Mulcahy, Nirvana, Dead Kennedys ---> //
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Metallica Issue Downloads of ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ Antarctica Concert

Chances are you didn't get to see Metallica's Antarctica performance in person, but no worries, the band has you covered. Metallica's entire 'Freeze 'Em All' concert is now available for download straight from Metallica themselves. In addition, the band has posted an official recap of the historic concert (watch above).

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Metallica Reveal DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Releases for ‘Metallica Through the Never’

Metallica's concert film 'Metallica Through the Never' is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray, along with digital and video-on-demand platforms on Jan. 28. Additionally, exclusive fan club deluxe packages will include an autographed lithograph signed by all four band members and an actual piece of Metallica's concert stage seen in the film.

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Lou Reed and Lars Ulrich
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Celebrates Lou Reed in Heartfelt Tribute

Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.

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Jimmy Fallon

Metallica, Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath Get Folk Makeover by The Avett Brothers on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Are you an indie-loving hipster scared of listening to something manly? Are you curious about making the jump from flower-sniffing, ironic mustache wearing, jingle-jangle ditties to music with actual testosterone? Jimmy Fallon and the Avett Brothers have you covered.

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Joko Widodo / James Hetfield
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Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo Expresses Love for Metallica, Led Zeppelin + Napalm Death

Update: Joko Widodo was elected President of Indonesia in July 2014.

If you had to guess, which country do you think would have the most metal politician? Could it be England, arguably the birthplace of heavy metal? Nope. The musically rich countries of Sweden or Norway? Wrong. How about the good ol' USA? Not even close. The answer is Indonesia, with its current Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo.

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Metallica Discuss ‘Through the Never’ Film + Perform Classic Tracks on ‘The Colbert Report’

Last night (Sept. 24), Metallica made a rare television appearance by gracing the set of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report.' Promoting their new 3D concert film 'Metallica: Through the Never,' the four horsemen sat down for a hilarious interview with Stephen Colbert before performing 'Master of Puppets' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.'

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Rob Trujillo
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Metallica’s Rob Trujillo: 2014 Will Be All About Making a New Album

Metallica have been firing on all cylinders recently when it comes to their workload. The legendary thrash band has put a tremendous amount of energy into two years of their Orion Music + More Festival along with creating the soon-to-be-released 3D film 'Metallica: Through the Never.' Despite Metallica's work ethic, bassist Rob Trujillo admitted recently that all of the band's side projects have "sidetracked" plans for a new album.

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James Hetfield
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Metallica Reveal Epic Behind-the-Scenes Footage From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Film

It seems like Metallica have been painstakingly working on their 3D concert film 'Metallica: Through the Never' for ages now. Though that may be true, the film will finally hit theaters in the next few weeks, but to give you a taste of 'Through the Never,' Metallica have unveiled two behind-the-scenes clips from the flick.

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Lars Ulrich with Fan
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Has Touching Meeting with Disabled Fan, Talks New Music

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has been called every name in the book, both positive and negative, since Metallica began thrashing in 1981. However, even Ulrich's biggest critics couldn't possibly slam him after watching a recent interaction between the drummer and a disabled Metallica megafan during the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival.

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