We are currently trialling our new-look independent.co.uk website - please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you ever doubt them? Nick Hasted on Metallica's triumphant return, in concert and on record
A fixation with death, speed and volume is hard to sustain for 27 years. Metallica and the fans who bought 100 million of their albums have somehow managed it. This fan-club launch for Death Magnetic, 24 hours after the album hit No 1 in only three days' sales, suggest they intend another decade yet.