Metallica To Release Extended Editions Of First Albums

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Metallica have announced that they will be releasing extended editions of their first two albums. The band are set to reissue their first two albums Kill ‘Em All & Ride The Lightning.

They recently announced that they will release limited-edition, extended versions of their first two albums later this year in April. Metallica have now released two previously unheard tracks from the extended editions.

Metallica’s first two albums Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning, from 1983 and 1984 respectively, will be available in remastered multi-disc deluxe box set editions, featuring previously unreleased recordings.

The new edition is also said to include pictures from the band’s personal archives, along with detailed articles written by people who witnessed the albums being made.

According to the band Kill ‘Em All will be available in a numbered set containing four vinyl records, five CDs, a DVD, book and patch. Ride The Lightning, also numbered, carries four vinyl records, six CDs, a DVD, book, mini-book of James Hetfield’s handwritten lyrics and three posters.

All editions including the extended editions of the album are available to pre-order now and they will hit shelves on April 15, to tie in with Record Store Day.

You can listen to two tracks that will appear on the extended editions of Metallica’s first two albums down below.

Photo Credit: Stephen Kallao