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 70 - VH1 Behind The Music: Metallica

    In this week's episode, we take a break from our Binge & Purge episodes to talk about one of our favorite VH1 shows 'Behind The Music.' The Metallica episode is clearly at the top of our list, but whoever VH1 did a 'Behind The Music' on was a great episode. There's a lot of content in this episode that we already knew, but VH1 did a great job of cramming a long Metallica history into 45 minuets. It makes us wish someone would do a 4 hour documentary on the boys. Do you remember watching this episode when it first aired live? Let us know your thoughts at

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    Revisited #8 - Cover Our World Blackened Vol. 1 (Commentary)

    Revisited is back! For this episode, we're taking a look back at our Metallica cover EP, 'Cover Our World Blackened' (Vol.1). We go through every track, telling a bit of history, talk about gear, ideas, where we recorded it and much more. Be sure and visit to learn how to get this EP!

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    Episode 69 - Live Shit: Binge & Purge (San Diego)

    Part 2 of 'Binge & Purge' is here! This week we're a few short years beyond the Seattle show and Metallica is touring The Black Album. They still have the energy of the Justice era but the set is filled with (now) Black Album classics. They even open with "Enter Sandman," which seems insane nowadays. Take a trip with us through the stacked setlist, justice medley, awkward drum solo, three encores and more!

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    Episode 68 - Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Seattle)

    It was Metallica's very first live release and they didn't hold anything back. Edited together from multiple shows, 'Live Shit: Binge & Purge' was an amazing collection of Metallica performances from one of their many peaks as a band. In this episode, we examine the famous Seattle show from August 29th & 30th in 1989. The energy from this era is unmatched. They were touring '...And Justice For All' and completely unstoppable. Each member of the band were at a musical peak and the crowd was downright intimidating. In the next two episodes, we'll be going over the San Diego and Mexico City shows.

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    Episode 67 - Interview With Jim Florentine

    If you're a fan of any type of heavy music, then you should absolutely know who Jim Florentine is. We had the honor of getting Jim on the phone to talk about everything from driving Metallica around New Jersey, his start with Terrorizing Telemarketers, Crank Yankers, That Metal Show, to Metallica and everything in between. Jim is a life long Metallica fan and may have even been in a heated arguement over St. Anger. We can't thank Jim enough for taking the time to chat with us while promoting his new book, 'Everybody Is Awful (Except You!)

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    Episode 66 - Garage Inc. (Disc 2)

    Who doesn't love Garage, Inc.? Seriously, who?! Disc 2 is a great collection of a bunch of songs Metallica covered over the years. Some ended up as b-sides, rarities and of course, on our beloved Garage Days. We burn through a track by track, , Paw Paw shows up randomly and we even discuss the wonderful world of competitive hot dog eating. ALSO - Enjoy the new Lunar Satan track" Set The Witch On Fire (Again).

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    Episode 65 - 1981/1982: A Year In The Life Of Metallica

    A Year (or two) In The Life Of Metallica! We started with 2017 and now we go back to the very beginning for this series, in which we examine every year of Metallica in excruciating detail. Since 1981 and 1982 are fairly mellow, we decided to combine the two. We run though James and Lars meeting via The Recycler, Metal Massacre, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine, Metallica's first show, the infamous LEOPARD GLOVE, all the demos from Ron's garage, NWBHM, and more! Plus we answer fan emails, talk worldview and philosophy, discuss the insane genius of Billy Corgan and even go back and listen to the very first performance of Rage Against The Machine.

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    Episode 64 - Behind The Fire With Matt Thomas

    This week we sit down with Matt Thomas, a pyro technician who recently worked on the U.S. Worldwired stadium tour. Matt gives us the details of what it takes to set up a pyro show for Metallica, the precautions taken, unpredictable weather, band involvement and so much more. Matt has become a good friend of ours and we can't thank him enough for taking time out of his busy schedule to chat with us. If you saw the Worldwired stadium tour, then you saw the result of Matt and his team's hard work day in and day out...with little sleep.

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    Episode 63 - Interview w/ Wayne Summers

    Wayne Summer is famous amongst Metallica die hards as the dude who found the long missing Master of Puppets backdrop and returned it to the band. In this episode Wayne gives us his background as a fan and goes into detail about the process of getting this piece of history back to Metallica. Thanks again to Wayne for taking time out of his vacation to chat with us! What would you do if you hang this in your possession? Let us know at

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