Death Magnetic

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Death Magnetic
Studio album by Metallica
Released September 12, 2008
Recorded March 12, 2007–May 11, 2008 at Sound City in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California; Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California and HQ in San Rafael, California
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Length 74:41
Label Warner Bros., Vertigo, Mercury, Universal Music Japan
Producer Rick Rubin
Metallica chronology
St. Anger
(2003)
Death Magnetic
(2008)
Singles from Death Magnetic
  1. "The Day That Never Comes"
    Released: August 21, 2008
  2. "My Apocalypse"
    Released: August 26, 2008
  3. "Cyanide"
    Released: September 1, 2008
  4. "The Judas Kiss"
    Released: September 8, 2008

Death Magnetic is the ninth studio album by heavy metal band Metallica. The album was released September 12, 2008 with the hits The Day That Never Comes, Cyanide, My Apocalypse, The Unforgiven III, and The Judas Kiss.

Track Listing[change | edit source]

  1. That Was Just Your Life
  2. The End of the Line
  3. Broken, Beat & Scarred
  4. The Day That Never Comes
  5. All Nightmare Long
  6. Cyanide
  7. The Unforgiven III
  8. The Judas Kiss
  9. Suicide & Redemption
  10. My Apocalypse

Awards[change | edit source]

2009 Grammy nominations[change | edit source]

Death Magnetic was nominated for four Grammy awards. Rick Rubin won "Producer of the Year, Non-Classical" for his work on Death Magnetic, as well as other albums this past year.

  • Best Rock Album
  • Best Metal Performance ("My Apocalypse")
  • Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("Suicide & Redemption")
  • Best Recording Package

The album won two Grammys for "Best Metal Performance" and "Best Recording Package" at the 51st Grammy Awards on February 8, 2009.

Chart performance[change | edit source]

Album[change | edit source]

Country Provider(s) Peak
position
Certification Sales/
shipments
Argentina[1] CAPIF 1 Platinum[2] 40,000+[2]
Australia[3] ARIA 1 2x Platinum[4] 140,000+[5]
Austria[6] Music Control Europe 1
Belgium (Flanders)[7] Ultratop 1 Platinum[8] 30,000[9]
Belgium (Wallonia)[10] Ultratop 2 Platinum[11] 30,000[9]
Brazil[12] ABPD Gold[13] 30,000
Canada[14] Nielsen SoundScan 1 3x Platinum[15] 240,000+[15]
Croatia[16] HDU 1
Czech Republic[17] All Records/IFPI 1 Platinum 20,000[18]
Denmark[19] IFPI Danmark 1 Platinum[source?] 30,000
Europe[20] IFPI 1 Platinum[21] 1,000,000[22]
Finland[23] GLF 1 2x Platinum[24] 60,000
France[25] SNEP/IFOP 1 Gold[26] 75,000[26]
Germany[27] IFPI 1 2x Platinum[28] 400,000
Greece[29] IFPI 1 Platinum[30] 15,000+
Hungary[31] Mahasz 2 Platinum 6,000+
Ireland[32] IRMA 1 Platinum 15,000
Italy[33] FIMI 1 Platinum 118,000+
Japan[34] Oricon 3 Gold[35] 83,000
Mexico[36] AMPROFON 1 Gold[37] 60,000
Netherlands[38] GFK/Dutch Charts 1 Gold[source?] 40,000
New Zealand[39] RIANZ 1 Platinum[source?] 60,000
Norway[40] VG Nett 1 2x Platinum[source?] 64,000
Poland[41] ZPAV 1 2x Platinum[source?] 40,000
Portugal[42] AFP 1 Platinum[source?] 20,000
Spain[43] PROMUSICAE 2 Gold[source?] 40,000+
Sweden[44] Sverigetopplistan 1 2x Platinum 80,000+
Switzerland[45] Media Control Europe 1 Platinum[46] 30,000[46]
Turkey[47] Mu-Yap Turkey Gold[48] 8,500[46]
United Kingdom[49] OCC 1 Gold[50] 175,000+
U.S. Billboard 200[51] Billboard 1 Platinum[52] 1,770,000

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U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums
U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums
U.S. Billboard Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums

Singles[change | edit source]

Single Chart Peak
position
"The Day That Never Comes" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 5[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 18[54]
UK Singles Chart 19[55]
Australian ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart 18[56]
"My Apocalypse" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 67[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 38[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 30[54]
Australian ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart 38[56]
UK Singles Chart 51[55]
"Cyanide" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 50[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 19[54]
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 22[54]
UK Singles Chart 48[55]
"All Nightmare Long" U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 10[54]

Non-singles[change | edit source]

Song Chart Peak
"The Unforgiven III" Australian ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart 41[56]
Canadian Hot 100 89[57]
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 14[58]
Greek Singles Chart 7[59]
Norwegian Singles Chart 9[60]
UK Singles Chart 120
"That Was Just Your Life" Norway Singles Top 20 16[61]

References[change | edit source]

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  30. Ελληνικό Chart
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  33. Italian Album Chart
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  37. Mexican Top 100
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  41. Polish Albums Chart
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  43. Spanish Albums Chart
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