Metallica buy Furnace vinyl manufacturing company

Metallica have bought a majority interest in Furnace Record Pressing, which produces high-quality vinyl records and supporting services. Furnace has produced five million pieces of Metallica vinyl since 2014.

“We couldn’t be more happy to take our partnership with Furnace, and Eric, Ali and Mark specifically, to the next level,” Lars Ulrich said. “Their indie spirit, the passion they have for their craft… culturally, we’re kindred souls.”

Founded by Eric Astor in 1996, Furnace is known for making extremely high-quality records at its 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Alexandria, Virginia. With its 12 Pheenix Alpha presses and two Finebilt presses, Furnace is one of the largest record-pressing companies in the U.S.

“Furnace has been great to Metallica and, more importantly, to our fans,” James Hetfield said. “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.”

Founded by Eric Astor in 1996, Furnace is known for making extremely high-quality records at its 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Alexandria, Virginia. With its 12 Pheenix Alpha presses and two Finebilt presses, Furnace is one of the largest record-pressing companies in the U.S.

“Building Furnace into the dedicated and experienced family of experts that it is today has been a huge effort, but immensely gratifying,” said Eric Astor, founder of Furnace. “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.”

Ali Miller, Chief Operating Officer of Furnace, added, “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.”

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