Drei Metallica Fans aus England haben das gemacht, was sich wohl die meisten Fans schon lange von Metallica selbst gewünscht haben. Daryl Gardner und Dave Cox und Chris Dando aus Birmingham haben St. Anger neu aufgenommen. Ohne Blechtrommel und 15 Minuten verkürzt. Das Ergebnis ist Bombe. Die drei nageln die Songs so auf den Punkt runter, dass #STANGER2015 hier in Heavy Rotation läuft.
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Recorded during a turbulent time in the bands career, St. Anger has always divided opinion. Some longtime fans were turned off by the drop tuned riffs and raw production, whilst some listeners embraced it, myself included. #STANGER2015 is for the listeners who weren’t so fond on the record back when it was released in 2003.
Recorded from the ground up, the album has been shortened by 15 minutes, yet every riff and lyric is intact, resulting in a more concise and focused record.
The production is also more conventional, and we hope that Metallica fans appreciate this new version of an album that is always looked at as an anomaly in the incredible career of the world’s biggest metal band, Metallica.
*Absolutely no money has been made from this project, and it has been created out of love for one of our favourite bands of all time. There will be no download links or alternative streaming options aside from this singular youtube video.
We spoke to Metallica HQ. And this is what soundengineer Mike Gillies told us:
Hi Dennis! Arezou sent me the link and I showed it to James (Hetfield). We watched and listened for about 20 minutes and he loved it! It’s great that they took the time to learn all the parts and it was very cool to revisit those songs from a different perspective.
Für Testspiel hat uns Daryl ein paar Fragen beantwortet.
Hi Daryl, first of all tell me a little something about you and Chris and Dave, where do you come from, what other bands you play in and what your musical influences are.
Me and Chris have been friends since school, so thats about, 14 years, both hailing from Birmingham, United Kingdom. We both play in Grace the Skies, a post-hardcore band in which I play guitar and Chris works as both singer and producer. Dave (who provided the vocals for this project) is a friend I met just last year from the band Adust when I started my newest job. We are all massive Metallica fans, but have plenty of other influences ranging from many different genres, but if it wasn’t for Metallica we’d probably never have picked up instruments.
So far you got almost 400.000 views on youtube. Did you ever expect such a massive interest in your re-recording of St.Anger?
Not at all, it’s really quite mind-blowing and I don’t think it’s settled in just how widespread this has gotten in such a short space of time. I predicted 10k in total. So yeah, I lost that bet haha.
How long did it take you guys to produce the full album?
It’s taken around 6 months on and off. We’ve all got full-time jobs and as you probably know, life tends to get in the way of creative projects from time to time, but thankfully, especially since me and Chris know each other so well from working on previous projects, we were able to turn over the music quite quickly, and the video edit just followed afterwards. As a fan of the album initially, I knew the songs very well which helped speed up the process.
You put so much effort into this and luckily Q-Prime agreed to the release. How did you manage that? What was their reaction?
I just kept reaching out to them, on almost a daily basis until I received a response. I’ve also got to say just how cool they’ve been about it. They were fine with us releasing the project, as long as no money was to be made from it, which we were totally fine with as this was a passion project for us, and we had absolutely no intention of making any money from this. That’s why we have those full-time jobs haha
Did you get any reactions from the band itself?
Nothing as of yet, but what seemed like a dream actually seems closer to becoming a reality. Wow.
Do you have any plans to release St.Anger2015 in any other form, like on iTunes or even physically?
We made an agreement with Q-Prime that the only source for this was the youtube video, so no.
Any plans to re-record another Metallica Album?
Ha we didn’t no, but the responses we have had might change that“¦who knows“¦if Q-Prime give us their blessing then, well, we’ll see
Well how about And Justice for all… with bass???
*Im Stream oben haben wir den zweiten Upload (stereo) des Videos. Den ersten Upload (mono) findet ihr hier.