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Stern Pinball Inc. to Showcase New Metallica Pinball Machine at Nuclear Blast’s 2013 Comic-Con Booth

PinballFor metalheads traveling to this year’s Comic-Con® , Booth #503 will be THEE place to be.

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world leader in arcade-quality pinball, has honored one of the world’s foremost metal bands with the newest addition to their rock ‘n’ roll collection and has hit a bull’s-eye with Metallica devotees, gamers, and consumer electronic connoisseurs.

And where and when can you check out these magnificent mechanical Metallica monsters (try saying that five times fast!)?

We’re glad you asked.  And the answer is…at Comic-Con® International: San Diego’s Nuclear Blast Booth #503 from July 18th – 21st.

Channeling the band’s aggressive musicianship and notoriously fast tempos, the Metallica pinball game will set the tone for an exhilarating player experience by featuring 12 of the band’s classic hits culled from their over 30-year history including “Creeping Death,” “Master Of Puppets,” “Battery,” “One,” and “Fade To Black.”   Pinball2

“We are proud to release our newest music-themed game designed to capture the raw, rebellious nature of Metallica,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Gotta have one for your club or bar?  Man-cave? The Metallica pinball machine is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers… it can also be ordered online.

Pro Version:  $4,995
Premium Version (Road Case): $6,995
Limited Edition Version: (Master Of Puppets): $7,595

Features for all models are listed HERE.


About Metallica (for those of you who’ve been in a coma for the past few decades)

metallicaFormed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which tops Soundscan’s best-selling album in history list by scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone.  Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades ~ including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards ~ and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music + More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. This past summer, Metallica unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements from their 30-year career. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. Later that month, the band performed four shows on the same stage in Canada, two in Edmonton and two in Vancouver, during which they shot their upcoming Nimród Antal directed 3D feature film, Through The Never, which will be released this year.

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 About Stern Pinball, Inc.

SternStern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games.  Recent popular Stern titles include Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team.

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About Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear BlastIndependently owned for 26 years and counting, Nuclear Blast Records is synonymous with the worldwide advancement of heavy metal & extreme music.  Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987, Nuclear Blast boasts a roster of over 100 bands representing eighteen countries and over sixteen different metal genres.  Their North American satellite office in Los Angeles has helped build the label’s trusted global reputation with high-profile tours, numerous Billboard chart entries, and continual signings of new & heritage acts to their roster.

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