Metallica Launch Record Label Called Blackened

Big news from metal giants Metallica, they have launched their own label called Blackened. It appears that this all the legal stuff has been sorted prior to the announcement made via the 'tallica website on November 30th, as they say that all current & future releases are now with the Blackened label.

For those unaware this appears to be the next step in a near-decade long saga of Metallica negotiating the rights to their material with the Warner Music Group, the band have this to say about the new venture...

You may have heard us say it once or twice or a thousand times before, but it's always been about us taking control of all things 'Tallica to give you 110% on every single level every single time. Forming Blackened Recordings is the ultimate in independence, putting us in the driver's seat of our own creative destiny. We're looking forward to making more music and getting it all out to you in our own unique way.

We're pretty excited to see what happens when a band the size of Metallica go 100% independent, and with the decline in traditional music sales we could see some creative ways of bands being able to generate income (not that 'tallica are short of a few quid!).  We'll keep you updated about the label, band and any developments... 

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