Metallica are previewing audio of a performance of their 1984 classic “Fade To Black” from the forthcoming Record Store Day release of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003.”
Record Store Day and independent record stores will be donating proceeds from the project’s release to victims of the attacks in Paris last November via Fondation de France's Give For France charity.
Set for Saturday, April 16, the special day in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide is now in its ninth year.
Metallica were recently named 2016 Record Store Day Ambassadors.
“Record stores are where our musical education began and was subsequently nurtured and shaped, playing a huge role in who we are as musicians today,” explains the band. “Since this special day’s inception back in 2008 with ten exclusive releases, the celebration has spread worldwide and expanded to almost 350 unique offerings from a wide variety of artists this year.
“It’s important for us to support this cause and encourage music fans everywhere to experience the exciting, inspiring, nostalgic journey through the world of music stores that we were fortunate enough explore in our formative years.”
Full 2016 event details at recordstoreday.com
“Fade To Black” originally appeared on Metallica’s second album, “Ride The Lightning.”
On April 15, the group will release expanded and remastered editions of “Lightning” and 1983’s “Kill ‘Em All” as they launch a massive catalog reissue campaign.
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