Metallica buys its own vinyl pressing plant

The legendary group is now the proud owner of a vinyl record pressing factory.

Never have so many LPs been sold as compact discs since… 1987. As a result, the explosion in demand, fueled by pop stars like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, is overloading the industry.

To avoid delays in the production and delivery of their records, Metallica did not break their heads: the band bought their own vinyl pressing plant. According Billboardthe heavy metal legends have acquired their longtime partner, Virginia-based Furnace Record Pressing.

“We couldn’t be happier to take our partnership with Furnace and its founders to the next level,” drummer Lars Ulrich said in a statement. Singer James Hetfield added that the factory had been “brilliant for Metallica and especially for our fans” and that its purchase would ensure potential vinyl buyers “continued access to high quality records in the future”.

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