Press Release: Metallica – Death Magnetic (2008) artwork, packages, wallpapers, samples revealed

From Bravewords & Metallica.com:

Metallica have revealed the artwork for their forthcoming new studio release, DEATH MAGNETIC. Head to here for wallpapers, PDF download, and buddy icons.

As previously reported, the following Death Magnetic packages (due in September) will be available in North America:

Digital Death Magnetic:

Digital Death Magnetic first – at 320 KBIT/S delivered at midnight on street date
Downloads of two entire shows from this summer
Almost 2 hrs of additional exclusive fly on the wall footage
250 additional exclusive photos
Ringtones of riffs from the new album
Exclusive Contests: Airfare, hotel, tickets and meet + greet passes for Ozzfest, Reading UK and special listening party for the new album at Band HQ!
$10 off merch or Fan Club membership at Metallica.com or MetClub.com

Death Magnetic CD + Digital Death Magnetic:

The Death Magnetic CD with free shipping
Digital Death Magnetic first – at 320 KBIT/S delivered at midnight on street date
Downloads of two entire shows from this summer
Almost 2 hrs of additional exclusive fly on the wall footage
250 additional exclusive photos
Ringtones of riffs from the new album
Exclusive Contests: Airfare, hotel, tickets and meet + greet passes for Ozzfest, Reading UK and special listening party for the new album at Band HQ!
$10 off merch or Fan Club membership at Metallica.com or MetClub.com

5LP + Lithograph + Death Magnetic CD + Digital Death Magnetic

5 LP 180 gram box with 5 individual sleeves
Mission: Metallica Lithograph
The Death Magnetic CD
FREE shipping on all!!
The Death Magnetic CD with free shipping
Digital Death Magnetic first – at 320 KBIT/S delivered at midnight on street date
Downloads of two entire shows from this summer
Almost 2 hrs of additional exclusive fly on the wall footage
250 additional exclusive photos
Ringtones of riffs from the new album
Exclusive Contests: Airfare, hotel, tickets and meet + greet passes for Ozzfest, Reading UK and special listening party for the new album at Band HQ!
$10 off merch or Fan Club membership at Metallica.com or MetClub.com

More details can be found here.

Death Magnetic is “a stunning, overdue return to the shock and rush of the band’s speed-metal monuments, 1984’s Ride The Lightning and 1986’s Master Of Puppets,” according to Rolling Stone.

According to BW&BK sources, the album will be preceded by an eight-minute single which is being described as “a tour de force that features some of their fastest playing ever.” The record is being produced by Rick Rubin (SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPERS) and mixed by Greg Fidelman.

Listen to Death Magnetic samples below: