|Single by Metallica|
|from the album St. Anger|
|Released||June 23, 2003|
|Recorded||May, 2002–April, 2003 at HQ|
5:41 (radio edit)
|Label||Elektra & Blackened Records|
|Metallica singles chronology|
"St. Anger" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in June 2003 as the lead single from their eighth studio album of the same name. It won Best Metal Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards and was also nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost to "Somewhere I Belong" by Linkin Park.
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.
St. Anger is the eighth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on June 5, 2003. It was the last Metallica album released through Elektra Records, the final collaboration between Metallica and producer Bob Rock and the band's only album to date without an official bass player, as Jason Newsted had left shortly before recording sessions began; Rock took his spot as bassist for the album. The artwork was created by Metallica collaborator Pushead.
This song provided the theme for WWE's SummerSlam 2003; the music video was also included in the pay-per-view DVD.
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Pay-per-view (PPV) is a type of pay television service by which a viewer can purchase events to view via private telecast. The broadcaster shows the event at the same time to everyone ordering it.
The lyric "Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets, I hit the lights on these dark sets" may be a reference to two other Metallica songs, "Damage, Inc." ( Master of Puppets ) and "Hit the Lights" ( Kill 'Em All ).
Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist. The words to an extended musical composition such as an opera are, however, usually known as a "libretto" and their writer, as a "librettist". The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation, meter, and symmetry of expression. Rappers can also create lyrics that are meant to be spoken rhythmically rather than sung.
Master of Puppets is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on March 3, 1986 by Elektra Records. Recorded at the Sweet Silence Studios with producer Flemming Rasmussen, it was the first Metallica album released on a major record label. Master of Puppets was the band's last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident in Sweden during the album's promotional tour. The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2003 for shipping six million copies in the United States. The album was eventually certified 6× platinum by Music Canada and gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with hardcore punk tempos. The album's musical approach and lyrics were markedly different from rock's mainstream of the early 1980s and inspired a number of bands who followed in similar manner. The album did not enter the Billboard 200 until 1986, when it peaked at number 155, following Metallica's commercial success with its third studio album Master of Puppets; the 1988 Elektra reissue peaked at number 120. Kill 'Em All was critically praised at the time of its release and in retrospect, and was placed on a few publications' best album lists. It was certified 3× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1999 for shipping three million copies in the United States. The album generated two singles, "Whiplash" and "Jump in the Fire".
The "St. Anger" video, directed by The Malloys, was shot in San Quentin State Prison, California. The band played at various locations in the area to hundreds of enthusiastic inmates, except for the death chambers and the death row cells.It is also the first Metallica video to feature bassist Robert Trujillo who joined just prior to filming.
The Malloys is the working name of music video and film directors and brothers Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy. They are signed to Superprime Films.
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The video begins with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich starting the beat saying "En, to, tre, fire!" (taken from the live in studio performance of "The Unnamed Feeling") which translated from Danish means "One, two, three, four!" At the end of the video, a sentence appears on a black background, reading: "For all the souls impacted by San Quentin, your spirit will forever be a part of Metallica."
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"The Unnamed Feeling" is song by heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on January 12, 2004 as the third single from the band's the eighth studio album, St. Anger (2003). The song is about an unnamed feeling a person feels when they are close to the edge of losing control, just before he or she panics.
Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.
It won a 2003 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Video of the Year.
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|International Single Part 1|
|2.||"Commando" (Ramones cover)||1:48|
|3.||"Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World" (Ramones cover)||2:13|
|International Single Part 2|
|2.||"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" (Ramones cover)||1:40|
|3.||"Cretin Hop" (Ramones cover)||1:56|
|International 7" Vinyl Single|
|2.||"We're a Happy Family" (Ramones cover)||2:20|
|2.||"Commando" (Ramones cover)||1:48|
|3.||"Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World" (Ramones cover)||2:13|
|4.||"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" (Ramones cover)||1:40|
|5.||"We're a Happy Family" (Ramones cover)||2:20|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||17|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||43|
|Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)||24|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||5|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||15|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||22|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||38|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||28|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||9|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||17|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||2|
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