SKULLCANDY PARTNERS WITH METALLICA FOR FIRST EVER ARTIST SERIES HEADPHONE AND NINTH ALBUM RELEASE
Metallica’s "Death Magnetic" to be released worldwide in conjunction with limited edition headphone and downloadable album
(Salt Lake City, UT – August 18, 2008) Skullcandy, a developer of core audio products, announces its partnership with Metallica for the band's ninth studio album, "Death Magnetic", being released on Friday, September 12th. The first collaboration of its kind, the partnership introduces Metallica-branded Skullcandy headphones, Metallica Hesh and Metallica Lowrider, to debut alongside the new downloadable album.
"For years, Skullcandy folks have been Metallica fans. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the first ever limited edition, Artist Series headphones to the marketplace with such a legendary band," stated Rick Alden, Founder of Skullcandy. "It's exciting to be a part of the breaking of a new album with our signature headphones. This is a collaboration that both Metallica and Skullcandy fans will be excited for." The Skullcandy Artist Series includes two styles of headphones, both Metallica branded. The Metallica Hesh features 50mm high explosive power drivers, soft snake skin leather earpads, in line volume control and sound-boosting parabolic ear-cups. Priced at $69.95, fans will also receive a card with an access code to legally download the new album from a site developed by Warner Brothers. A must-have at $49.95 for any metal maniac, the Metallica Lowrider packs a monster 40mm power driver in a small lowrider chassis and includes smooth styling, 90 degree swivel, DJ-style speakers, and a unique fold-up headband for portability.
"Releasing Death Magnetic is another milestone for us, as is our collaboration with Skullcandy for the Metallica headphones," stated Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. "This is a great opportunity for us to give our fans a new way of listening to our music.
The new limited edition Metallica/Skullcandy headphones will be available on Friday, September 12, 2008 around the globe. For more information on the music collaboration visit www.skullcandy.com/metallica .
About Skullcandy, Inc.
Skullcandy designs headphones, mp3 player watches, audio accessories and other audio-enabled lifestyle products, such as backpacks with built-in speakers and iPod controls. Skullcandy also collaborates with select brands to integrate its audio technology into products from snow helmets to outerwear, apparel, packs and bags. Skullcandy gear is sold worldwide through top retailers and specialty outlets.