Metal Hammer Podcast: Do We Still Need CDs?

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CD sales in 2018 are down 41%, which isn’t much of a surprise. So what is the point of CDs in this streaming economy? We discuss!

There’s also chat about Metallica’s upcoming stadium tour, the possibility of a touring Knotfest, and the most metal video game characters.

We also debate what it means to be an icon in music and Jonathan shares his thoughts on 90s death metal.

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Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.