Metallica’s Music Now on Spotify + More News
My, what a difference a decade makes. Metallica's music is now available on Spotify. The former enemies of Napster have released the following statement about partnering with the music streaming service. A week after announcing that they purchased their masters back from WMG and that they would be launching their own label, they have shared this spot(ify) of good news!
"We're beyond excited to announce that music from every single Metallica album is now streaming on Spotify!
"In our never-ending quest for total control of the way our music is presented, we always make it a point to be sure that we are offering you the very best service by partnering with ground-breaking technology companies. So with that said, we are extremely proud to be a part of Spotify, who not only has a proven track record, but is by far the best streaming service.
"Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 and has grown into a massive world-wide service with on-demand access to over 20 million songs. You can create and manage all your playlists, share them with your friends and add to them by importing MP3s you already own. Now you can also take Spotify with you through their new mobile app.
"We're always looking for more ways to get our music out to you, whether it's streaming live videos through our tour page on this site or offering downloads of live shows through LiveMetallica.com. Connecting with Spotify was the next logical step and we can't wait to see what the future brings!"
Happy streaming, 'Tallica fans.
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In Flames will hit the road with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross in February. The dates for the first leg of this headline run begin on February 2 and run through Feb. 16. "We are excited to be coming back to North America once again. On this tour, we hope to see some old fans and some new fans from cities we have never played before. We look forward to seeing you soon," the band said in a statement.
02/02/13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
02/04/13 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
02/05/13 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
02/07/13 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
02/08/13 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
02/09/13 - Lincoln, ME @ Bourbon Theatre
02/10/13 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
02/12/13 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
02/13/13 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
02/14/13 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
02/15/13 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theatre
02/16/13 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
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