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Metallica to release 27 live albums on CD

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:11 PM PT

Metallica releasing 27 live albums

Official press release:

Metallica has been extremely proud to offer virtually every show we've done in the past ten years as a download within days of the shows happening... sometimes even hours! Over the years we've been able to offer more download options adding HD audio and Apple lossless files to the mix, but we still get requests for the "old school" compact disc. To celebrate ten years of Live Metallica, we're going to make that happen! Starting today through the end of this year, every show that we've played in 2014 will be released on CD! We are gonna roll out three shows at a time on Mondays.

We want to keep it simple so we'll go in order of when the shows were played starting with Bogotá, Colombia, Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru from the March South American run. Next week the next three shows will be available and so on. For those of you who want it all, we're also giving you a chance to pre-order a box set with all 27 shows included, which will ship in December. There's that special concept of a volume discount and you'll have a box to store all your CD's in. CD's will be priced at the very clever price of $19.81 a pop with the box set at $417.00 (spot the savings!) and you can place your orders at either LiveMetallica.com or in the Met Store.

And for you vinyl junkies, select shows will be released on limited edition 180-gram vinyl early next year. And once again, we here at your friendly Metallica HQ want your input as to which shows you would like to see on vinyl... YOU choose from the 27 shows we've played this year by voting for your favs here. We'll take the top four that receive the most votes and press them up for you to order in early 2015. Voting will close on September 26.

Let us know what you think and look for many more releases and some cool box sets in the New Year!


9/16/2014 6:19:59 PM
Keep cashing in.

9/16/2014 6:29:17 PM
gayots..just die already

9/16/2014 7:01:35 PM
what a horrible idea. worse than the "jump to conclusions mat"

9/16/2014 7:22:48 PM
27 god damn live shows, literally nobody cares after a few songs from the first live album.

9/16/2014 7:32:26 PM
I cringed while reading 'Spot the savings!"

9/16/2014 7:48:54 PM
we here at your friendly Metallica HQ we here at your friendly Metallica HQ we here at your friendly Metallica HQ we here at your friendly Metallica HQ we here at your friendly Metallica HQ we here at your friendly Metallica HQ

9/16/2014 8:13:21 PM
Old dudes releasing old shows on old media for old dudes

9/16/2014 8:30:30 PM
Can someone tell me where to buy a legit UNIT PRIDE 'Holding On Strong' shirt size XL?

9/16/2014 8:39:11 PM
"We remember how many of our 80's bootlegs were downloaded on Napster and would like you to pay us for these 30 year late turds"

9/16/2014 9:43:49 PM
who the fck is going to pay $20 for a CD from metallica???

9/16/2014 10:00:21 PM
Don't have enough money yet? Private jet flip into the World Trade Center

9/16/2014 10:11:13 PM
I will napster every single album

9/16/2014 11:21:06 PM
Who the fck would care to buy this crap when they're playing virtually the same setlist every night?

9/16/2014 11:47:24 PM
Master of profits

9/17/2014 2:01:42 AM
I'm picturing this being announced via infomercial, or the ever-memorable NOW! (that's what I call music) advertisements.

Metallica is equivalent to Anthony Sullivan...

9/17/2014 3:17:53 AM
27 live albums of shit drumming

9/17/2014 5:13:51 AM
dude who in the fauck wants to listen to hetfield's god awful vocals anymore? he sounds like someone's drunk dad just bellowing metallica into the mic. and lars' drumming...atrocious, worse by the day.

9/17/2014 5:56:48 AM
very cleaver price lmao

9/17/2014 6:06:30 AM
This press release was written by an 8th grade kid.

9/17/2014 6:10:14 AM
yeah,the 8th grade kid being:Lars Ulrich

9/17/2014 6:54:08 AM
Since no one will buy it, gaytallica sues the masses for downloading this crap.

9/17/2014 7:27:36 AM
this would've been more cool if they were shows from the 80's. of course, leave it to metallica to screw it up and offer the worst era for an obscene amount of money.

9/17/2014 7:56:57 AM
Fvck these turds.

9/17/2014 10:41:29 AM
how the fck is $20 for a cd of a live show you can probably see on youtube "clever"?

9/17/2014 11:20:40 AM

9/17/2014 11:26:42 AM

9/17/2014 1:05:09 PM
$19.81 is in reference to the year the band started...1981. Yes. Very clever Lars. Very clever. *cough*


9/17/2014 5:40:37 PM
Master of profits


9/17/2014 6:22:14 PM
Old dudes releasing old shows on old media for old dudes

Old dudes will spend 400 bucks to relive their young days tho lol. This is genius

9/18/2014 9:50:36 AM
let's hope Lars Ulrich's snare drum does not sound like the empty paint can from "Saint Anger"

9/18/2014 3:37:00 PM
I'm sorry but if you don't like or appreciate Metallica you're a fcking poser.

9/18/2014 6:59:32 PM
Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud Metallica has been extremely proud

9/19/2014 8:46:50 AM
At least they are only doing 2014 shows, show I don't care about. But they aren't riding old shows for old dudes as someone said.

I would love decent quality mixes from 'landmark' shows, a few good ones with cliff, when they played JFA in its entirety. One from the Grammys, their Woodstock show and prolly something from their black album tour.

But this shit- the ship has sailed 20 yrs ago.

9/20/2014 12:03:46 PM
Give me napster back. Asshatss.

9/20/2014 12:05:23 PM
Give me napster back larrs!!

9/20/2014 1:19:29 PM
Metallica = Paul Walker

9/20/2014 5:04:22 PM
sucks so bad, hope it sells 0.00 copies. why would you 1. want to listen to this band 2. want to listen to this band play live, on a CD, at your house 3. why would you pay for this band's music 4. why would you pay for this a live album 5. why would you pay that much to listen to live music on a CD at your house 6. this bamd sucks

9/21/2014 12:59:21 PM
What's with the 19.81? This band started in 1981? Dayum. No wonder they look so old. Same w/ the guy doing this site. His mommy made the mistake in the early 70's. Plus uglies don't age well :( - posted from Montana State University