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‘The Memory Remains’ – Story Behind the Song

'The Memory Remains'
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1997's 'ReLoad' marked the seventh studio album released by Metallica. Written and recorded during the same sessions as their previous album, 'Load,' 'ReLoad' is chock full of ripping rock tunes, from 'Fuel' to 'Bad Seed,' with a few more sprinkled in between...

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Best ‘ReLoad’ Song – Readers Poll


On Nov. 18, 2012, Metallica fans celebrated the 15th anniversary of the release of 'ReLoad.' As the band's seventh studio album, 'ReLoad' has delivered memorable hits like 'The Unforgiven II,' 'The Memory Remains' and most notably, 'Fuel...

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‘Load’ vs. ‘ReLoad’ – Readers Poll

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Being released less than two years apart, Metallica's 'Load' and 'ReLoad' have become two defining albums for the rock band. They aren't considered defining because of the millions of records they sold or the awards they won, but more because of the new sound and image of Metallica that was introduced through them...

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Metallica, ‘Fuel’ – Official Music Video


The third single from Metallica's seventh studio album, 'ReLoad,' is also the third music video released from the album. Wayne Isham, the man behind the video for 'Enter Sandman,' again teamed up with the band to direct the video for 'Fuel.' Filmed in Tokyo, Japan, 'Fuel' premiered to fans on May 14, 1998.

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Metallica, ‘The Unforgiven II’ – Official Music Video

Metallica 'The Unforgiven II' Music Video

More than six years after 'The Unforgiven' was released on Metallica's self-titled 1991 album, the band unleashed the next episode of the song series with 'The Unforgiven II' on 'ReLoad.' To accompany the second single from that album, Metallica partnered back up with Matt Mahurin to direct the music video.

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Metallica, ‘ReLoad’ – Album Overview

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After waiting more than five years between ‘Metallica’ and ‘Load,’ fans of Metallica only had to wait 18 months for ‘ReLoad.’ The reason is because the band wrote more than two dozen songs for ‘Load’ and thought about doing a double album. Instead, they put out ‘Load,’ then came back and finished the rest of the songs from that session, which became ‘ReLoad.’

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Metallica, ‘The Memory Remains’ – Official Music Video


Making its debut on Nov. 4, 1997, the music video for the first single from 1997's 'ReLoad' features Metallica front-and-center in an intensely dreamlike setting. 'The Memory Remains' was directed by Paul Andersen and reportedly cost $400,000 to film.

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