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Metallica's Blackened Whisky To Sponsor Metal Hall Of Fame Gala Set For Jan 24, 2024


BLACKENED®, the award winning whiskey from Metallica, will be a sponsor of the 2024 Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala, January 24, 2024, at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove, Anaheim, CA. BLACKENED® will have a special branding experience and will include a free sampling event for all Metal Hall of Fame Gala attendees ages 21 and over.


Superstar Inductees, All Star musical performances, and an All Star Jam will be announced shortly. The evening will also include an All Star celebration and Induction for late Whisky a Go Go / Rainbow Bar &Grill owner Mikeal Maglieri. The Gala will be hosted by radio and television Icon Eddie Trunk, and entertainment personality Cathy Rankin.


“What an honor to have Metallica’s BLACKENED® Whiskey take part in our Annual Gala,” says Metal Hall of Fame Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Metallica Inducted our dear friends, and their original record company founders, the late Jon and Marsha Zazula into the 2018 Metal Hall of Fame, and it’s great to have their whiskey brand take part in the Gala.”


“BLACKENED® was created as a way for us to connect with our fans and whiskey connoisseurs,” said Metallica drummer and co-founder, Lars Ulrich regarding BLACKENED’s® release of their commemorative 72 Seasons Batch, “This batch does exactly that. We know our fans have been waiting a long time for new music, and we want to celebrate this release with them in every possible way we can. This album is as much theirs as it is ours, and we’re excited to unveil this commemorative release of BLACKENED®.”

Limited tickets are available for the free BLACKENED® Tasting Experience, which is included in the price for a reserved table for the Gala. Tickets are available at the link below.



ABOUT THE METAL HALL OF FAME The Metal Hall of Fame is a non profit, volunteer organization dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.

The Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala has included many historical Hard Rock and Heavy Metal moments. For example, our idea to join with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to have former Ozzy drummer Lee Kerslake accept his Platinum Record Awards for the "Blizzard of Ozz," and "Diary of A Madman" albums after 39 years. Having Metallica Induct Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. Inducting Judas Priest at Wacken Open Air. Inducting Triumph, and members of Kiss and Iron Maiden, among others for the 5th Year Anniversary Bash. Having featured Don Airey's surprise Induction for Black Sabbath co-founding member Bill Ward (Especially after not seeing each other since recording together on Black Sabbath's 1978 album "Never Say Die!). Inducting Anthrax at Heavy Montreal. Having Kathy and Kelle Rhoads Induct their brother Randy Rhoads. Having Wendy Dio Induct Ronnie James Dio. Slayer's Kerri King surprise Induction for Metal Blade Records 35THAnniversary. Having Paul Stanley Induct KISS manager Doc McGhee. Having Brian May of Queen Induct Joe Satriani. These are just some of the Legendary memories that the Metal Hall of Fame has shared with Heavy Metal fans throughout the world.

100% of proceeds from Metal Hall of Fame events go to preserving Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Music for future generations, and also bring free music programs to help special needs children and wounded veterans in health facilities and community centers.

ABOUT SWEET AMBER DISTILLING CO. Established in 2018, Sweet Amber Distilling Co. is a producer of hand-crafted spirits. Helmed by Co-Founder and CEO John Bilello, Sweet Amber launched with the creation of BLACKENED® - a masterful collaboration between late whiskey luminary Dave Pickerell and rock icons Metallica, which is now available in all 50 states and parts of Canada, with plans to expand rapidly. Sweet Amber is a nimble, dynamic organization that is completely virtual, allowing a greater flexibility, efficiency, and geographic coverage across the U.S. with depth of experience in the spirits and music industries.

For more information, please visit www.metalhalloffame.org, or call 973-263-0420. www.metalhalloffame.org


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