METALLICA‘s official web site has been updated with the following message:

“After spending the better part of the last couple of years making our film ‘Through The Never’, we are so ready to make another album… It’s been far too long! And when we’re locked away in the studio, history has dictated that we always need that inspirational break to soak up all the great live METALLI-energy that you guys bring to the gigs. So as we may have done once or twice before (!!), we will be hitting the road this summer, but not just for another ‘European vacation’… we’ve added a twist — YOU PICK THE SET LIST!!

“As we embark on two short treks through Europe, we’re going to give you, the ticket holders, the chance to vote on what songs you would like to hear at the show(s) that you attend. It will be pretty simple… pick up your ticket(s) online and you’ll receive an e-mail shortly after with a code and a link to a site on which you may cast your ballot. We normally play around 18 songs a night, and since we didn’t want to be left out of the fun, the band also gets to vote . . . and we vote for a NEW SONG! That leaves the other 17 slots for you to choose, so vote for all your favorites from the close to 140 songs we’ve recorded in our career and to make it more fun along the way, you’ll be able to follow what you and your fellow fans are selecting by watching the site for continuous results.

“In true METALLICA fashion, we don’t have all the shows ready for you just yet, but here are a few dates to get you started:

June 04 – Imtech Arena, Sonisphere – Hamburg, Germany
June 06 – Nurnburg Rock Im Park – Nuremberg, Germany
June 08 – Nürburgring Rock Am Ring– Nürburgring, Germany

“Tickets will be available at

“Keep watching here for additions to the schedule and other updates next week as we gear up for 2014!”

METALLICA has announced that its recently released IMAX 3D concert film, “Metallica Through The Never”, will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, video on demand and digital on January 28th, 2014 through METALLICA‘s own label, Blackened Recordings. Formats will include a standard two-disc package on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray, as well as special expanded versions. The DVD and both Blu-ray editions will include extensive behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film, an 80-plus-minute-long documentary on its creation, various interviews with the cast and crew and other never-before-seen content.

Fans will also be able to purchase a limited-edition deluxe package containing a piece of the actual stage used in the film, a lithograph print autographed by all four band members and more.