“Two announcements today! We’ll be kicking off our European trek this year by starting in Prague, Czech Republic on May 7th at Synot Tip Arena, followed the very next day by a visit to Belgrade, Serbia at Usce Park on May 8th. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Black Album is on the agenda (of course!) in keeping with the theme of the summer, and these will be the first two performances of it in its entirety.
Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, January 27th. The sale in Prague begins at 9:00 AM, Belgrade at 10:00 AM. Met Club members should log in for details about their special pre-sale in Prague. The Prague pre-sale begins on January 24th at 8:00 AM local time and will end on January 25th at 7:00 PM local time.
You know the drill… keep watching here as we should have a few more additions later this week.”
Metallica’s Beyond Magnetic, the four-song EP featuring unreleased tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions, will be available worldwide at retail on January 30th and in North America on January 31st. It is now available for pre-order for $5.99 US at Metallica.com here.
The Beyond Magnetic EP features four previously unreleased songs which were recorded during the sessions for the band’s 2008 Death Magnetic album and were originally released as a gift to Metallica’s Metallica Club members to enjoy immediately after the band played them at the recent 30th anniversary celebrations in San Francisco.
Metallica commented about the release: “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,” said the members of Metallica. “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 just for this special celebration, 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.”
Beyond Magnetic tracklisting:
‘Just A Bullet Away’
‘Hell And Back’
‘Rebel Of Babylon’
The digital version of Beyond Magnetic entered the Canadian Soundscan charts at #29 and the US Billboard 200 chart at #32.