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Metallica releasing latest EP on CD

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:28 AM PT

Official press release:

Metallica has announced that it "has decided to go old school" and will release its current digital EP, Beyond Magnetic, on CD worldwide at retail on January 30th and on January 31st in North America. The EP, released via all digital retailers on December 13th, features four tracks recorded during the sessions for 2008's 2x-platinum Death Magnetic, the band's fifth consecutive No. 1 album.

Said the members of Metallica of Beyond Magnetic: "During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, we originally recorded 14 songs. When it came time to pick the songs for the final album, we decided on 10 songs that you've all come to know over the last three years. Some of you may have heard bits and pieces of those other songs on 'Mission Metallica' (remember 'Mission Metallica'?!) or heard rumors about them during the recording process, and wondered, 'What ever happened to those other four songs???.' We kept them in the vault and decided to pull them for our 30th anniversary celebration last month, so here are the four leftover tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions. They are ROUGH mixes, unfinished to their original degree of mixing from March '08. These four songs were released as gift to our closest fans, the members of our Fan Club, to enjoy. Now they're being made available to you."

Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last month, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club.

Beyond Magnetic track listing:

1. Hate Train
2. Just A Bullet Away
3. Hell And Back
4. Rebel Of Babylon


1/4/2012 11:35:56 AM
Mustaine Rules!

1/4/2012 12:14:15 PM
Mustard rules!

1/4/2012 12:23:44 PM
Custard rules!

1/4/2012 12:45:08 PM
Lou Reed is fckin' stoked!

1/4/2012 12:48:41 PM
Cory Brandan is smashing down the doors of the local Target as we speak

1/4/2012 12:56:47 PM
Cory Brandan: "Metallica think they can just release 4 bullshit demos and make more money than Norma Jean has in its existence? They owe me money."

1/4/2012 1:47:01 PM
^win lol

1/4/2012 1:53:52 PM
Kirk Hammet is stoked

1/4/2012 2:48:42 PM
Could be worse. They could be releasing it on vinyl.

1/4/2012 2:56:24 PM
Brock Lesnar is stoked

1/5/2012 6:21:58 AM
15 hours ago
Brock Lesnar is stoked

i'd be stoked if he F5ed every member of this terrible band.

1/5/2012 6:25:18 AM
lars is pissed this isnt front page news

1/5/2012 11:02:16 AM
Scumbag Metallica proclaims releasing an EP on CD is "going old school," dismisses that hundreds of metal and punk rock bands still release material on vinyl and cassette monthly.

1/5/2012 5:03:25 PM
Im moments away from hearing it. God, i hope they kept the snare tone from St. Anger

1/5/2012 6:13:37 PM
band was shit, is shit, will always be shit.