Metallica now own their own vinyl pressing plant. The band have revealed that they have just acquired a majority stake in Furnace Record Pressing in Alexandria, VA.
Furnace founder Eric Astor commented:
“Building Furnace into the dedicated and experienced family of experts that it is today has been a huge effort, but immensely gratifying.”
The company’s chief operating officer Ali Miller continued:
“Knowing our long-term future is secured while also being better able to take advantage of growth opportunities is really exciting for every member of the Furnace staff. We have found ideal partners in Metallica. They want us to continue our customer driven focus. To that end we look forward to providing even greater capacity and service to each of our customers in the future.”
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich also commented:
“We couldn’t be more happy to take our partnership with Furnace — and Eric, Ali and Mark specifically — to the next level. Their indie spirit, the passion they have for their craft… culturally we’re kindred souls.”
Frontman James Hetfield added:
“Furnace has been great to Metallica and more importantly to our fans. This deepened relationship between Metallica and Furnace ensures that fans of vinyl everywhere, particularly our Fifth Members, will have continued access to high quality records in the future.”
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