METALLICA TO RELEASE CURRENT EP, BEYOND MAGNETIC, ON CD ON JANUARY 31ST FOUR TRACK EP, FEATURING FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS, OUT NOW FROM DIGITAL RETAILERS
|January 4, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Metallica has announced that is “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 TRACKLISTING
1. Hate Train
2. Just A Bullet Away
3. Hell And Back
4. Rebel Of Babylon
Like a 19th century steamrollin’ freight train with an endless supply of fossil fuel, CLUTCH have become one of America’s most durable rock & roll bands. Once again, the tight knit groups from Maryland are currently touring through the vast European regions of Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Norway, France, Sweden, and Switzerland. And once again they will wrap up 2011 with an east coast headlining American tour. It’s befitting that in the middle of all this, on November 29th, Weathermaker Music will release CLUTCH’s epic 2004 studio effort, “Blast Tyrant” on 181 gram double vinyl. This is of course, the heaviest, most durable slab of rock that can ever be pressed with music! Complete with all 15 original recordings plus a vinyl only bonus track, the packaging also features SIX mini posters straight from Blast Tyrant’s Atlas of the Invisible World!
The best news is that you don’t have to wait until 11/29 to reserve your copy! Weathermaker Music and Indiemerch.com have once again joined forces and announced details on the special “Winter Tyrant” pre-order package!
For 7 days only, beginning on Friday November 4th at 3pm (est), you can reserve the double vinyl package in all it’s heaviosity, along with a classic 24″ clear vinyl CLUTCH logo peel off, and a fitted winter CLUTCH “Winter Tyrant” style embroidered beanie style cap (both male & female available). Gloriously priced at well under $40, you can only reserve this at www.indiemerch.com.
CLUTCH HOLIDAY 2011 TOUR DATES
12/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/28 – Portland, ME @ The State Theater
12/29 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
12/30 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero