Metallica have made an announcement regarding the addition of more bands to their Orion Festival line-up and the release of the 'Beyond Magnetic' EP being released on vinyl. The announcement read:
"A lot has happened with the Orion Music + More Festival since we last met in our online video announcement. We've added the Damage Inc. stage which will headlined by our friends Suicidal Tendencies and Sepultura and will feature lots of cool, heavy, thrash and punk bands that many of you have not had a chance to experience yet including Torche, Red Fang, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, and more.
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"We've added to the current the line-up Eric Church, our 30th anniversary partner in crime, Jim Breuer and his Heavy Metal Comedy Tour, Wooden Shjips, and our other Fillmore buddies, the Soul Rebels... they'll be joining Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, The Sword, and many others all listed on the Orion Music + More site (http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/).
"There is a lot more information for you about the festival in the new FAQ section, and an awesome new video to watch with clips from many of the artists who will be joining us in Atlantic City on June 23 and 24, 2012.
"If you're visiting the home page of Metallica.com (http://www.metallica.com), take a look about an inch (depending on your monitor, mobile device, tablet, etc.) up the page at our brand spankin' new Orion news ticker... we're so excited about our upcoming festival, and so many new cool things will be added in the coming weeks, that we wanted to always have the latest news right there on top of metallica.com. The latest headline will be there and if you click the banner, it will take you right to the official Orion Music + More site. Finally, we'll make it easy for you to count the days to Orion Music + More with the handy count-down clock in the upper right corner."
"At the beginning of the year we told you about our latest adventure into 3D film... an all new, totally crazy world for us!! And, as we mentioned then, so many of the details were still being ironed out. With that said, we're super excited to announce that we will be teaming up with award winning director Nimrod Antal and producer Charlotte Huggins."
"First it was digital, then it was compact disc, now the 'Beyond Magnetic' EP will be available on vinyl to celebrate Record Store Day on April 21st 2012. We've always been big supporters of our friends at independent retail and the annual event the third Saturday of each April... we even helped kick off the first year in 2008 with an in-store appearance at one of our hometown stores!
"To add to the fun, this is no ordinary black vinyl release, but instead will be on silver vinyl with an exclusive Metallica sticker included in the package. Look for the EP on the special Saturday release date at your favorite local record store and on Metallica.com.
"As a refresher, the 'Beyond Magnetic' EP consists of four unreleased rough mixes of tracks from the 'Death Magnetic' sessions that were debuted live during our anniversary celebrations at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco in December of last year. After giving them to all Fan Club members for free, those songs were available on iTunes and other at digital retailers, later coming out on CD in January.
"Our international friends will be able to pick up the EP on April 20, 2012 at their favorite independent record store."
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