Metallica have added a bonus disc of covers and rarities in place of a “Riff Origins” set to the Deluxe Edition of their forthcoming album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.”
"Guess what?!? It's DONE!,” says the band. “We have put the finishing touches on our next album. As we were in the 11th hour of wrapping it up, it dawned on us that we have never shared with you, in any sort of cohesive 'official' manner, the extensive covers we have worked on since 'Death Magnetic'.
“While digging into the bonus options to complement the 12-song album with additional material, we realized that none of our versions of these songs from some of our favorite and most respected artists have been readily available on our very own Blackened Recordings. So with that said, we're here to tell you about some changes we've made to the deluxe versions of 'Hardwired...' in place of the previously announced 'Riff Origins'".
"The 2016 version of 'Lords Of Summer' from the studio in its full glory, as originally promised, is still included," they explain, "but now we've added the 'Ronnie Rising Medley', originally only available only on the 'Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life' tribute album, along with the Iron Maiden cover of 'Remember Tomorrow' rounded out by Deep Purple's 'When A Blind Man Cries'. And, by the way, all of these tracks have been recently remastered for optimum 2016 sound quality. Just for fun (and because there was room!) the special set we did at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride The Lightning' is here all remixed and mastered.
"Lastly we had such an amazing time being a part of the first weekend of events ever held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis last month. It was an honor and a thrill to test out 'Hardwired' live there and we just had to commemorate the debut by including the recording from that night here."
An updated tracklist for the Deluxe Edition of “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” can be found following the video below.
Metallica will next perform at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on September 24 before playing a pair of acoustic sets at Neil Young’s 30th anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concert in late October.
The group will officially launch the first leg of the Hardwired world tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 26 as part of a series of dates in Latin America.
Release date: November 18
Deluxe Edition (Digital Download & CD)
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Now That We're Dead
04. Moth Into Flame
05. Dream No More
06. Halo On Fire
03. Here Comes Revenge
04. Am I Savage?
05. Murder One
06. Spit Out The Bone
Disc Three (Bonus)
01. Lords Of Summer
02. Ronnie Rising Medley
03. When A Blind Man Cries
04. Remember Tomorrow
05. Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
06. Hit The Lights (Live at Rasputin Music)
07. The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music)
08. Ride The Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music)
09. Fade To Black (Live at Rasputin Music)
10. Jump In The Fire (Live at Rasputin Music)
11. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music)
12. Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music)
13. Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music)
14. Hardwired (Live in Minneapolis)
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