News Segment


August 25, 2004

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Metallica, which has already put out a documentary feature, an EP and a book this year, is getting ready to release a boxed set of albums on vinyl.

The hard rock band will on Oct. 26 put out “Vinyl Box,” which will collect special editions of its first four studio albums, as well as the “Garage Days Re-Revisited” EP and the import-only “Creeping Death” picture disc.

The albums “Kill ‘Em All,” “Ride the Lightning,” “Master of Puppets” and “…And Justice for All” have been expanded to double-vinyl sets on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with new gatefold jackets. “Vinyl Box,” which will be distributed by Elektra/Rhino Vinyl, will be limited to 5,000 numbered copies and will carry a suggested retail price of $99.98.

Metallica is in the midst of a North American tour that rolls into Peoria, Ill., Tuesday. Dates are on tap with Godsmack through Nov. 20 in San Antonio, Texas.

The band last week released the coffee-table book “So What! The Good, the Mad, and the Ugly,” collecting material from its fan club magazine, via Broadway Books.

Courtesy of Billboard