Metallica Continue ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Reissue Teases With 1984 Live Version of ‘Seek & Destroy’
Metallica are continuing their roll out of bonus material from the upcoming Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning reissues. So far we've gotten a remastered version of "The Four Horsemen," previously unreleased live versions of "Am I Evil?," "Motorbreath" and "Phantom Lord" and a garage demo of "Ride the Lightning." Now you can add a live version of "Seek & Destroy" to the bonus gems.
As the story goes, Metallica had their gear ripped off in January of 1984, but their friends in Anthrax knew they had a gig and did them a solid by lending them their equipment for a Jan. 20 performance in 1984 at J Bees Rock III in Middletown, N.Y. The tapes were rolling that night and the performance of "Seek & Destroy" is one of the bonus cuts you'll find on the Kill 'Em All deluxe box set reissue.
Fans who purchase the deluxe box set reissues of Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning are in for a real treat as Metallica have packed both specialty releases with a wealth of rarities and live performances from the era in which the albums were initially released.
Both collections will be released on April 15 to coincide with Record Store Day. And if you've been following Metallica of late, you know that the band has been chosen as the 2016 Record Store Day ambassadors and that they're also releasing a full live album from 2003 recorded at Le Bataclan in Paris with all proceeds from sales going to help families affected by last fall's Paris terrorist attack.
You can pre-order either the Metallica Kill 'Em All deluxe box set here or the Ride the Lightning deluxe box set here, and learn more about the Record Store Day release, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003 at this location.
Metallica, "Seek & Destroy" Live 1984 at J Bees Rock III in Middletown, N.Y.
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