METAL UP YOUR PODCAST - All Things Metallica

Clint and Ethan are two touring musicians based in Nashville, TN.
Ride the lightning with them as they explore all things METALLICA.

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    Episode 39 - James Hetfield Pt. 1

    For current Metallica members, we've saved the best for last! Episode 39 is all about James Hetfield. We both agree that James is an huge inspiration to us and easily, one of the best songwriters of our time. It's safe to say that we'll need to do another episode about James. We can't limit our love for James to just one episode. Let us know your thoughts and give us your top 5 Hetfield riffs by emailing us at

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    Revisited #5 - 1991 VMA's

    Do any of you remember what a badass performance this was? Metallica played the 1991 MTV VMA's along side Mariah Carey, Vn Halen, Poison (Ugh) and many more. In our opinion, they dominated the stage that night. It was only a few weeks after the release of The Black Album and they were on fire, having "Enter Sandman" be a new song t the time. You could see the excitement and feel the energy they had for this new era.

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    Episode 38 - Reload

    It's finally here! This week we're talking about one of Clint's favorite Metallica records...RELOAD! We talk about the good, the bad, the weird and so much more. Originally intended to be a double album with Load, Reload stands on it's own as one of the great Metallica records. The guys had more time in the studio with this batch of songs and we think it shows. If you wrote this record off a long time ago, we encourage you all to sit down with it once again and give it some much needed time. Enjoy.

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    Episode 37 - EP Teaser & Emails

    If you've been paying attention, Clint & Ethan are in the process of recording an all Metallica covers EP. This EP is not available to just anyone though. If you're a Patreon supporter, you will be receiving this exclusive EP, free of charge in the near future. Also in this episode are some great top 10's you sent us, in response to our previous episode. Enjoy!

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    Episode 36 - Top 10 Metallica Solos

    You know them...You love them...You hate them? Well, make your own list! In this episode, we each run through our top 10 Metallica solos and the reasons why they made our lists. There's something to be said about solos that are timeless and can even make you sing along to them. What are your favorite Metallica solos? Let us know at

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    Episode 35 - Quebec Magnetic

    Quebec Magnetic is one of Metallica's finest live releases. Filmed over the course of two nights, Metallica gives us a Death Magnetic heavy setlist with some classics and a few deep cuts mixed in. The band is tight, energetic and rarely slows down. In this episode, we burn down the setlist, discuss different guitars the guys use and give you a preview of our upcoming Metallica covers EP, which you'll be able to get through Patreon in the future.

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    Episode 34 - Robert Trujillo

    Robert is no stranger to Metallica these days, especially that he is now their longest running (crab walking) bass player. He had some huge shoes to fill by replacing Jason, but has done it so well and brought his own flavor to the band. Robert is an insanely accomplished musician with an impressive resume in his past. We love Robert in Metallica and couldn't wait to get this episode out! In this episode, we run through the history of Robert's bands, his studio work, his roll in Metallica and so much more.

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    Episode 33 - ...And Justice For All

    It's finally here! You've asked for it and we couldn't wait any longer. The 'And Justice For All' episode is already one of our favorites. We knock out a bunch of facts, a track by track breakdown, our thoughts on the musicianship, the lack of Jason's bass tracks and much more. Let us know your thought on 'Justice' by emailing us at

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    Episode 32 - Detroit Recap

    In the final episode of the Detroit Trilogy, we welcome back Paul Moak and run through our journey to see Metallica in Motor City. We give you a play by play of our drive up there, all the fast food consumed, recording an episode at Hockeytown Cafe and of course...seeing the mighty Metallica! A special thanks to Matt and Jason who hooked us up for the show and to Hockeytown Cafe for having us! It was so great to meet a bunch of podcast listeners in Detroit. Thanks to everyone for coming out!

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    Episode 30 - Ask Us Anything Pt. 1

    On our 8 hour journey to see Metallica in Detroit, we decided to record an episode in Ethan's car. We put it out there for you to ask us anything and you fired back in full force. In our longest episode yet, we answer all your questions! There might even be a cameo from one of wrestling's biggest stars...

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