Win A Kirk Hammett Signature Series ESP Electric Guitar

In connection with the new Mick Wall-penned Metallica biography Enter Night, St. Martin’s Press is offering the chance to win a ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar, valued at $713.00. The book’s out today (5/10). Here’s some information on it (and on Metallica’s place in heavy metal history, Slayer fans):

Metallica became the band that defined the look and sound of 1980s heavy metal. Inventors of thrash metal — Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth followed — it was always Metallica who led the way, who pushed to another level, who became the last of the superstar rockers. Until now there hasn’t been a critical, authoritative, in-depth portrait of the band. Mick Wall’s thoroughly researched, insightful work is enriched by his interviews with band members, record company execs, roadies, and fellow musicians. He tells the story of how a tennis-playing, music-loving Danish immigrant named Lars Ulrich created a band with singer James Hetfield and made his dreams a reality. Enter Night follows the band through tragedy and triumph, from the bus crash that killed bassist Cliff Burton in 1986 to the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster, and on to their current status as the leaders of the Big Four festival that played to a million fans in Britain and Europe and continues in the U.S. in 2011.

Enter Night is the definitive word on the biggest metal band on the planet-featuring searing profiles of Ulrich and Hetfield, and exclusive interviews with key band members (past and present), record execs, roadies, and musicians. It’s the first and only in-depth book of its kind.

For more information on the book, head over to St. Martin’s Press. (Enter Night’s available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, IndieBound, and Powell’s.

Metallica Enter Night Bio

So you can noodle while you read, here are the specs for the Kirk Hammett Signature Series guitar:

• Bolt On Neck
• 25.5″ scale
• Basswood Body
• 3 Pc. Maple neck
• Rosewood finger board
• Extra Thin U Neck shape (same as Kirks)
• Skull & Bones Inlays
• 24 XJ frets
• Black Hardware
• ESP Tuners
• Floyd Rose
• EMG ESP LH-301 (B&N) p.u
• Vol / Vol / Tone / 3-way Switch

You’ll get additional info on the KH-202 at ESP.

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and comment on this post with your favorite Metallica song after logging-in via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is 5/24 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.

Update: We have a winner, “Broken, Beat & Scarred” fan Andy Adelewitz. Congrats, Andy.

Comments (555)
  1. “Master of Puppets”

    A close second is “Creeping Death”

  2. Enter Sandman, cause obviously.

  3. “Enter Sandman”

  4. Master of Puppets.

  5. Damage, Inc.

  6. Master of Puppets.

  7. until it sleeps

  8. Enter Sandman

  9. “Master of Puppets”…!

  10. “And Justice for All”

  11. Wherever I May Roam…..

  12. Master of Puppets

  13. Disposable Heroes

  14. Of Wolf and Man

  15. Seek and Destroy

  16. To Live is to Die

  17. What can I say?

    “Enter Sandman”

  18. Enter Sandman

  19. S&M version of For Whom the Bell Tolls

  20. ‘Orion’

  21. “To Live is to Die”

  22. hands down, it’s ‘Master of Puppets’!

  23. Nothing else matters

  24. st. anger!!!!!! :)

  25. For Whom the Bell Tolls

  26. Ronnie.

    Someone will make fun of me for saying that, it’s probably the most unique song in their catalog, and it’s just really great, even though it’s a total departure from what they normally do.

  27. “Fuel” from S&M

  28. King Nothing.

  29. If there can be only “One” winner, please pick me!

  30. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

  31. “Fade To Black”

  32. “Battery”

  33. “until it sleeps” brought me to their music

  34. Frayed Ends of Sanity

  35. “Trapped Under Ice” off of Ride the Lightning

  36. Master Of Puppets!

  37. Creeping Death


  39. hah, pretty easy to see who here arent actually metallica fans and just want a free guitar :)

    my favorite song: “disposable heroes”, perfect start to the unfuckwithable side 2 of master of puppets, with cliff burton (R.I.P.) wailing away as if he was the lead guitarist (honestly took me a good 20 years to realize the part in question was a bass guitar!)

  40. Nothing Else Matters!

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