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- Jun 21, 2008
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The four-song, horror-themed effort – described by Hammett as a collection of “Audio Cinematic” songs – will arrive via the Metallica Store on April 23
Kirk Hammett announces first-ever solo EP, PortalsThe four-song, horror-themed effort – described by Hammett as a collection of “Audio Cinematic” songs – will arrive via the Metallica Store on April 23
Plenty of discussion on FB pages about this today as the news came out.
It's an interesting one - so many in the camp of Jason Newstead and his reasons for exiting the band. For those who don't know, he wanted to get in to a side project band that would otherwise distract him from the beast that is Metallica. He was not permitted to do so and for this and other reasons chose to leave the band.
People are comparing the Kirk Hammett news with Jason's story - which for me, seems a bit stupid. Why? Well, it is a 4 track EP which I imagine will serve nothing but to throw some music out in to the world. Being an instrumental solo work with a theme, it would be unlikely he'd be intending to 'tour it' so to speak which would be in a fair contrast to what Newstead was doing with Echobrain.
Also; given that the band now owns their own recording label etc, it's fair to assume that Metallica, the business (James + Lars being the big parts of that one would assume) would be earning royalties from how this EP sells on the market - which I guess would also be different to Jason and Echobrain.
I am a massive Metallica/Kirk Hammett fan and to be frank, I'm actually not really sure what to expect with this EP or whether I'll even like it - given that it is themed around 'horror' which I'm not really in to.
God can only hope that it isn't along the lines of Lu Lu.
Start the wah wah jokes..... NOW!