Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Metallica to release all 2014 concerts on CD

Metallica will release all 27 of their 2014 concerts on CD as they celebrate 10 years of livemetallica.com.

“We've been extremely proud to offer virtually every show we've done in the past ten years as a download within days of the shows happening... sometimes even hours!,” posted the band on Tuesday. “Over the years we've been able to offer more download options adding HD audio and Apple lossless files to the mix, but we still get requests for the "old school" compact disc. To celebrate ten years of Live Metallica, we're going to make that happen!”

“Starting today through the end of this year, every show that we've played in 2014 will be released on CD!,” they continued. “We are gonna roll out three shows at a time on Mondays. We want to keep it simple, so we'll go in order of when the shows were played starting with Bogotá, Colombia, Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru from the March South American run. Next week the next three shows will be available and so on.”

“For those of you who want it all, we're also giving you a chance to pre-order a box set with all 27 shows included (here), which will ship in December,” said Metallica. “There's that special concept of a volume discount and you'll have a box to store all your CD's in. CD's will be priced at the very clever price of $19.81 a pop with the box set at $417.00 (spot the savings!) and you can place your orders at either LiveMetallica.com or in the Met Store.”

“And for you vinyl junkies, select shows will be released on limited edition 180-gram vinyl early next year,” they added. “And once again, we here at your friendly Metallica HQ want your input as to which shows you would like to see on vinyl... YOU choose from the 27 shows we've played this year by voting for your favs here. We'll take the top four that receive the most votes and press them up for you to order in early 2015. Voting will close on September 26. Let us know what you think and look for many more releases and some cool box sets in the New Year!”

Metallica recently wrapped up their 2014 “By Request” tour at Heavy Montreal; the group’s only North American show of the year came on the heels of an extensive, 2-month trek across Europe.

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