Via Nuclear Blast:
For metalheads traveling to this year’s Comic-Con® , Booth #503 will be THE place to be.
After years of fans’ desperate yearning for someone to merge one slice of Americana with another, it’s the brilliant minds at Stern Pinball,Inc. who are credited with having invented something so unique, it perplexes even the brightest minds as to how global society will be impacted.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the leading maker of arcade-quality pinball in the world, has honored one of the world’s foremost metal bands with the newest addition to their rock ‘n’ roll collection and has hit a bull’s eye with METALLICA devotees, gamers, and consumer electronic connoisseurs.
Thaaat’s right: Say hello to the METALLICA pinball machine.
And where will one of these mechanically magnificent beasts be showcased?
At Comic-Con® International: San Diego’s NuclearBlast Booth #503 from July 18th – 21st.
Channeling the band’s aggressive musicianship and notoriously fast tempos, the METALLICA pinball game will set the tone for an exhilarating player experience by featuring 12 classic METALLICA hits culled from their over 30-year history including“Creeping Death,” “Master Of Puppets,” “Battery,” “One,” and “Fade ToBlack.”
“We are proud to release our newest music-themed game designed to capture the raw, rebellious nature of METALLICA,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.
The METALLICA game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.
The METALLICA pinball machine is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers;it can also be ordered online.
Pro Version: $4,995
Premium Version (Road Case): $6,995
Limited Edition Version: (Master Of Puppets): $7,595
Features for all models are listed at: http://www.metallica.com/news/20130411-359099.asp
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, METALLICA have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s METALLICA (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which tops Soundscan’s best-selling album in history list by scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. METALLICA have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th-Anniversary with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music+ More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. This past summer, METALLICA unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. Later that month the band performed four shows on the same stage in Canada, two in Edmonton and two in Vancouver, during which they shot their upcoming Nimród Antal directed 3D Feature Film, Through The Never, which will be released in 2013. For more information, visit www.METALLICA.com
About Stern Pinball, Inc.:
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. To learn more about the METALLICA pinball game and Stern Pinball, visit www.SternPinball.com.
About Nuclear Blast Records:
Independently owned for 26 years and counting, Nuclear Blast Records is synonymous with the worldwide advancement of heavy metal & extreme music. Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987, Nuclear Blast boasts a roster of over 100 bands representing eighteen countries and over sixteen different metal genres. Their North American satellite office in Los Angeles has helped build the label’s trusted global reputation with high-profile tours, numerous Billboard chart entries, and continual signings of new & heritage acts to their roster.
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Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday October 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
In addition to being the lead guitarist for Metallica, Kirk Hammett is also the curator of one of the world’s finest collections of monster-movie memorabilia. Join us when Kirk Hammett signs Too Much Horror Business.
Please Note: This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be available after 9:00 am on 9/25. Kirk Hammett will personalize books with first names and photography is permitted from the signing line (no posed photos). Kirk is signing books only. No memorabilia, please.
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday October 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM.
About the Book:
Not only is Kirk Hammett the lead guitarist for Metallica, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, but he’s also the curator of one of the world’s finest collections of monster-movie memorabilia, a collection few people have ever seen. In Too Much Horror Business, Kirk finally unveils his near-mythical treasure trove of rare posters, props, costumes, and toys from the early silent classics to more modern fare. From Bela Lugosi’s annotated Dracula script to the creepy Donnie Darko bunny suit to cool model kits from the 1960s, Hammett has amassed hundreds of items over the years, including priceless international collectibles as well as the quirkier toys of his youth. Alongside scores of full-color, original photographs in this highly designed volume, Kirk offers up thoughts about his appreciation for all things scary and fantastic, shedding light on not only the collection of a lifetime, but the man himself.
Barnes & Noble - Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007