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The guys in Metallica are checking off another career first.  The metal vets recently announced that they'll be making their Comic-Con debut later this month to discuss their upcoming 3D movie, "Metallica Through the Never." 

In a post on the band's website, they say they're "totally psyched" to be a part of a gig they're calling "truly unusual" and "unbelievable exciting." 

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo are scheduled to take part in a panel discussion next Friday, July 19th, along with "Through the Never's" writer-director Nimrod Antal and producer Charlotte Huggins.

They plan to premiere the film's theatrical trailer and poster at the San Diego event, in addition to sharing some never-before-seen footage from the movie. 

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