Death Magnetic remix campaign hits Facebook

Fans have been uploading their own takes on old Metallica artwork
Fans have been uploading their own takes on old Metallica artwork

Despite Metallica's management telling the Wall Street Journal last week that 98 percent of listeners had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to Death Magnetic, angry fans continue to campaign for the album's audio issues to be resolved.

The online petition to get the record remixed or remastered has 12336 signatures at the time of writing, and now the campaign has hit leading social networking site Facebook.

Facebook members can join the snappily titled - and grammatically incorrect - group 'Metallica please re-master Death Magnetic, it's final mixing is horrible!' and express their frustration.

Meanwhile, Ian Shepherd, the mastering engineer who was one of the first people to provide detailed analysis of the Death Magnetic CD's audio issues, continues to blog on the subject. Find out why the Guitar Hero III mixes sound better on the radio here

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.