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"Kill 'em All" and "Ride the Lightning", the first two Metallica albums released in 1983 and 1984, will be remastered for a re-release in Friday, April 15.
But the band doesn't plan to stick with these two... more is on the way! Will we hear the bass on the re-release of "...And Justice For All", for once?
Read the full announcement (originally posted on Metallica's website):
A while back you may remember that we reached out to you for a little help as we began putting together reissues of both Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning. We are psyched to announce that the releases you’ve been helping us assemble will finally be hitting the streets on Friday, April 15 just in time for Record Store Day!
Both albums have been remastered for the most advanced sound quality possible and will be available in three formats – CD, vinyl and a deluxe box set. The deluxe box sets include original source material from the band’s personal collection with many never before heard or seen recordings along with books including rare photos and essays from those who were there.
The deluxe numbered box set of Kill ‘Em All includes four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including rare photos and a patch while the deluxe numbered box set of Ride the Lightning includes four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including more of those unseen photos, a mini-book of lyrics handwritten by James Hetfield and a set of three posters. The deluxe box sets are limited edition collectors’ items, so get yours before they are gone! You may pre-order both deluxe box sets at the Met Store now and all six new items will, of course, also be available at your local record stores around the world on Friday, April 15th.
We’re excited to continue working our way through the catalog… this is just the beginning!
Click here to read full tracklisting and information on the two deluxe box sets!