by Black Bubblegum

Lars Ulrich with his best friend & helper...ProTools

Metallica have announced North American dates in support of their September 12th release of Death Magnetic. The Sword will open all dates with Lamb Of God, Machine Head, and Down opening select dates. The NYC area gets a pair of shows with Machine Head, January 29 @ Nassau Coliseum and Jan 31 @ Prudential Center in Newark. Ticket info is forthcoming.

In related Metallica news, the band "leaked" video of a new song, "Cyanide", as well as footage of the band blazing through a medley of Mercyful Fate classics with King Diamond from their performance at Ozzfest. Check it out, as well as the sphincter-like artwork below.

Down guitar player Kirk Windstein is going on tour in Kingdom of Sorrow with Gwar and Toxic Holocaust.

Metallica dates and videos below...

Metallica - "Cyanide", Live at Ozzfest 2008

Metallica with King Diamond - Mercyful Fate Medley, Live at Ozzfest 2008

Death Magnetic artwork, although the old logo is a nice touch

October 21 - Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena*
October 23 - Albquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum*
October 25 - Kansas City, MO Sprint Center*
October 26 - Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena*
November 1 - Portland, OR Rose Quarter*
November 3 - Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena*
November 4 - Denver, CO Pepsi Center*
November 6 - Omaha, NE Qwest Center*
November 8 - Moline, IL iWireless Center*
November 9 - Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center*
November 17 - St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center*
November 18 - Tulsa, OK BOK Center*
November 20 - Houston, TX Toyota Center*
November 22 - Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena*
November 23 - New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena*
December 1 - Seattle, WA Key Arena**
December 2 - Vancouver, BC GM Place**
December 4 - Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome**
December 7 - Edmonton, AB Rexall Place**
December 12 - Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena**
December 13 - Fresno, CA Save Mart Center**
December 15 - San Diego, CA Cox Arena**
December 17 - Los Angeles, CA The Forum**
December 20 - Oakland, CA Oracle Arena**
January 12 - Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center***
January 13 - Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena***
January 15 - Washington, DC Verizon Center***
January 17 - Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center***
January 18 - Boston, MA TD Banknorth Center***
January 26 - Chicago, IL Allstate Arena***
January 29 - Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum***
January 31 - Newark, NJ Prudential Center***

* w/ Down and The Sword
** w/ Lamb of God and The Sword
*** w/ Machine Head and The Sword

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