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Metallica to Bring Back the 'Snake Pit' on European Tour

Metallica will soon be trekking through Europe celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their iconic 'Black Album' by performing the record, in its entirety, at all 16 dates. However, if the chance of hearing their seminal self-titled fifth studio effort, in full, wasn't enough, then the band are set to raise nostalgia levels in further with the return of the infamous snake-pit stage extension.

The famed diamond shaped 'Snake Pit' become infamous on the summer tours of 92 & 93 and held between 150 and 200 hardcore Metallica fans within the staging area, secluding them from the rest of the crowd.

Met Club members with floor/front section tickets (it varies by venue) are eligible to win passes to watch from the snake pit at all shows on the European tour this summer with the exception of Rock Am Ring on June 2, where local production constraints prevent us from setting the snake pit up

A statement from the band reads:

'As you may have heard, the theme of our summer trek through Europe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the Black Album by playing it in its entirety at all 16 shows. And what would a tour of the Black Album be without a snake pit???? For those of you who were with us almost 20 years ago for the summer of '92-'93 tours, you might recall that diamond shaped pit extending from the middle of the stage, well it's baccccckkkk for our little summer vacation!'

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Peavey Announces Availability of Eagerly Awaited Butcher Amplifier Head

The Butcher is a two-channel amplifier with five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 power amp tubes. Both the...

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RØDE ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE BAND COMPETITION - RØDE ROCKS!

RØDE ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE BAND COMPETITION - RØDE ROCKS!

RØDE Microphones is very excited to announce today's launch of 'RØDE Rocks' - an international band competition designed to...

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Gibson Launch Ace Frehley 'Budokan' Les Paul Custom

Gibson Launch Ace Frehley 'Budokan' Les Paul Custom

The Ace Frehley Les Paul was one of a number of new axes unveiled at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2012...

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Sammy Hagar reunites original Montrose band plus Joe Satriani to perform landmark 1st Montrose album

Sammy Hagar reunites original Montrose band plus Joe Satriani to perform landmark 1st Montrose album

The Bay Area music community is coming together to produce A Concert for Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration...

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New! 65amps presents high-quality portable amp, The Ventura

New! 65amps presents high-quality portable amp, The Ventura

65amps introduces The Ventura guitar amplifier, the latest addition to its more affordable Working Pro Red Line....

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Sonisphere Knebworth Cancelled

Sonisphere Knebworth Cancelled

The festival promoters of this summer's Sonisphere festival have released a statement to announce the cancellation of the Knebworth...

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Aerosmith Officially Announce 'Global Warming' tour dates with Cheap Trick

Aerosmith Officially Announce 'Global Warming' tour dates with Cheap Trick

Rock giants Aerosmith are back in the saddle again after announcing plans for a US tour and an appearance...

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Roland Announces two new Stage Amps at Musikmesse

Roland Announces two new Stage Amps at Musikmesse

Custom built and supercharged for the stage, the new GA-112 and GA-212 are powerhouse guitar amplifiers. With the...

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Carlsbro Shows Classic Tube and New VAC Amp Series Amps at Frankfurt

Carlsbro Shows Classic Tube and New VAC Amp Series Amps at Frankfurt

The revival of the classic British Carlsbro guitar amplifier marque continues apace at Frankfurt, with the company exhibiting the...

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Introducing the NEW Matrix GM50!

Introducing the NEW Matrix GM50!

Matrix Guitar Amplification are proud to announce the release of the GM50, a versatile, lightweight, power amp module made...

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Rotosound announce Billy Sheehan, Paul Allender and Michael Amott Messe 2012 Artist Appearances

Rotosound announce Billy Sheehan, Paul Allender and Michael Amott Messe 2012 Artist Appearances

Rotosound are at the 2012 Messe with a select group of endorsees making an appearance at their booth on...

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Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini Now Deliver the Pro Tools Experience

Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini Now Deliver the Pro Tools Experience

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that its ultra-portable, professional-grade Mbox® and Mbox Mini audio interfaces now come with Pro Tools®...

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Ampeg Expands Popular Portaflex Series  With Two New Cabinet Designs

Ampeg Expands Popular Portaflex Series With Two New Cabinet Designs

Ampeg have today extended their Portaflex series, announcing two new cabinets - the PF-115LF and PF-410HLF. These new cabinets...

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New For Messe: Jackson Artist Signature Models

New For Messe: Jackson Artist Signature Models

We're really excited to let you know that there are two new Jackson signature guitars launching at Messe this...

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Vigier at the Musikmesse 2012

Vigier at the Musikmesse 2012

More Musikmesse news in, Vigier, pioneers of carbon fibre technology, will be exhibiting their stunning craftsmanship at the Musikmesse...

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Martin Taylor performing at Musikesse 2012

Martin Taylor performing at Musikesse 2012

Martin Taylor will be performing at Music Messe 2012 in Frankfurt. Its should be a great show so definately take...

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