Metallica Releasing Earliest Recordings For RSD
(Classic Rock) Metallica has confirmed special releases for this year's Record Store Day. The annual event takes place on April 18 and aims to offer additional reasons to visit independent retail outlets on the day.
Metallica will launch a reissues series with an exact replica of demo cassette tape No Life 'Til Leather, recorded in July 1982 and featuring frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich along with future Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine and bassist Ron McGovney. It carries six tracks including Hit The Lights, Seek & Destroy, Metal Militia and Phantom Lord.
Ulrich tells Rolling Stone: "It's time for us to put out some next-level reissues and do the song and dance of the catalogue that everyone else has done. Instead of starting with Kill 'Em All in 1983, we figured we'd go back another two years to when the band was formed."
The RSD special will be followed by an expanded edition in the summer.
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