James Hetfield Has Plans To Reveal Metallica Studio Secrets

Metallica fans, get ready to delve deep into the mind of James Hetfield! The Metallica frontman has announced details of his coffee table book titled ‘Messengers: The Guitars of James Hetfield,’ set to be released on October 17 via Simon & Schuster. This 400-page book will reveal the intricate details of Hetfield’s guitar collection, including the story behind each of the 40-plus instruments and their significance in his life and career.

But that’s not all. Hetfield also promises to divulge studio secrets, including the key amplifiers and gear that sculpt his tone and create his signature sound. This insider knowledge is sure to be a dream come true for aspiring musicians and gearheads alike.

Papa Het’s collection includes iconic collaborations with ESP, such as the mythical MX guitars, his signature Snakebytes, and ambitious projects with luthier Ken Lawrence. Accompanied by museum-quality portraits of each guitar, taken by renowned photographer Scott Williamson, the book provides an intimate glimpse into Hetfield’s life and the emotional and technical elements that have shaped his unique musical journey.

Here is the book’s description:

“Hetfield shares the emotional and technical elements of the chosen tools that have shaped his singular musical journey, including exotic instruments, vintage Gibsons, and custom one-offs. He also reveals many studio secrets, including the key amplifiers and gear that sculpt his tone and create his sound.

Each featured guitar is accompanied by lush museum-quality portraits by acclaimed photographer Scott Williamson, exhibiting intimate details one can only see if holding it in their own hands, alongside Hetfield’s deeply personal reminiscence.”

Meanwhile, Metallica fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the band’s 11th album, ’72 Seasons,’ which drops on April 14 via Blackened Recordings. The band has already released four singles from the album, each accompanied by stunning music videos directed by Tim Saccenti.

It’s clear that Metallica fans have plenty to be excited about in the coming months. Whether you’re looking to learn more about Hetfield’s guitar collection or jam out to the band’s latest tracks, there’s something for everyone. So mark your calendars and get ready for a wild ride with ‘Messengers: The Guitars of James Hetfield’ and ’72 Seasons.’