Friday, January 26, 2018

Metallica announce Garage Days Re-Revisited reissue

Metallica will reissue their 1987 collection, "The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited", on April 13.

Out-of-print and available for the first time in decades, the 5-track set sees the band deliver covers of some of their primary influences, including Diamond Head, Misfits and Budgie.

Upon its original release, the EP peaked at No. 28 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than a million copies in the country.

Metallica confirms the 2018 reissue will be available in a variety of formats.

“Keeping with our 80's theme,” says the band, “the remastered EP will not only be released as a CD and download, but also as several vinyl versions including a picture disc, as a cassette, and in a longbox (you youngsters can search the web for that term!).”

Metallica’s tenth release, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, will compete for “Best Rock Album” at the Grammy Awards this weekend, while the track “Atlas, Rise!” is a finalist in the “Best Rock Song” category.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Metallica will return to live action with a spring 2018 run across Europe that will begin in Lisbon, Portugal on February 1.

Metallica were named the No. 6 Rock News Artist Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

Metallica named Top Rock Artist of 2017 by Nielsen Music
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 6: METALLICA
Metallica dominate year-end US rock charts
Metallica nominated for two Grammy Awards
Search Metallica at hennemusic