Metallica Leaves WBR, Launches Blackened Recordings
November 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM (PT)
On the heels of assuming full control of the band's master recordings, METALLICA has launched a new record label, BLACKENED RECORDINGS, ROLLING STONE reports. The move ends the band's 28-year relationship with WARNER BROS. RECORDS.
"It's always been about control for us as a band," drummer LARS ULRICH said in a statement. "Forming BLACKENED RECORDINGS is the ultimate in independence, giving us 100% percent control and putting us in the driver's seat of our own creative destiny."
The first release on the new label will be "QUEBEC Magnetic," a live DVD taken from two METALLICA 2009 World Magnetic shows in QUEBEC CITY, on DECEMBER 10th.