This the high-end audiophile release pressed on two 12" vinyl records each on 180 gram vinyl. "LOAD" is the 1996 and sixth album released by the American Thrash Metal band "Metallica". The album artwork was by Andres Serrano and was based on his own semen and blood.
Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.
NEAR MINT (NM or M-): A nearly perfect record which has no obvious signs of wear.
NEAR MINT (NM or M-): The album cover looks close to perfect and has no folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable similar defects.
Blackened Recordings – BLCKND011-1
Record Format: Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
This 12" LP vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains many photos of the Metallica band, artwork. , production details.
Each record of "Load" on "Blackened Records" comes in a custom inner sleeve with many photos of Metallica and lyrics of all the songs on this album.
Bob Rock - Producer
James Hetfield - Producer
Lars Ulrich - Producer
Brian Joseph Dobbs - Sound Engineer
Chris A. Vrenna - Digital Editing
Jason Goldstein - Sound Engineer
Kent Matcke - Sound Engineer
Matt Curry - Sound Engineer
Mike Fraser - Sound Engineer
Mike Gillies - Digital Editing
Mike Rew - Sound Engineer
Paul Decarli - Digital Editing
Randy Staub - Sound Engineer
George Marino (1947-2012) - Mastering Engineer
George Marino (1947-2012) Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C., he was probable the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s
"Load" was recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausolito, California between May 1995 and February 1996.
Sound mixed at Right Track Recording, New York, March - April 1996 and Quad Recording Studio, New York.
Andres Serrano - Cover Art
Andy Airfix - Artwork
Jason Newsted (fullname: Jason Curtis Newsted ) - Bass, Vocals, Guitar, a founding member of the American Heavy Metal band "Flotsam and Jetsam" in which he was active from 1984 until 1986. In 1986 Jason Newsted joined the American Thrash Metal band " Metallica " in which he remained until 2001 after which he joined the band "Voivod".
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