Record Store Day 2016 is just a bit over one month away, with the official date set for April 16. The event is held on the third Saturday of April every year since 2008 to celebrate the the record store experience. Each year, scores of bands release exclusive Record Store Day titles, usually in limited edition vinyl, where fans can scoop up prized gems to add to their collection.

An ambassador has been selected to represent the event, and this year it's the members of Metallica. The Record Store Day ambassadors will celebrate by releasing a special live album, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003. The band has tied the release to helping in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that occurred at Le Bataclan last fall while the Eagles of Death Metal were playing. All proceeds from the sale of the album will go to the Fondation de France's Give For France charity.

The band released an eight-minute video (seen below) detailing their appreciation for vinyl records and they discuss their experiences from childhood and early adulthood. Each member shares personal experiences of going to independent record stores and scouring the racks for new albums from some of rock's best like Motorhead, Scorpions and more.

Other Record Store Day 2016 titles of note include GWAR, Scumdogs of the Universe, Bring Me the HorizonLive From Maida Vale 7″ picture disc, Iron Maiden, "Empire of the Clouds", HalestormInto The Wild Live: Chicago, Killswitch Engage, "Define Love," PusciferV Is for ViagraRob Zombie,"Well, Everybody’s F--king In A U.F.O." and more. A list of rock and metal releases can be seen below, but for a complete list of all Record Store Day 2016 titles, click here.

To see if your local record store will be participating, visit the Record Store Day website.

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2016 Record Store Day Rock + Metal Releases

Anthrax, “In The End”/”Antisocial”
Atreyu, The Best Of Atreyu
Bring Me The Horizon, Live From Maida Vale 7″ picture disc
Brujeria, Viva Presidente Trump!
Candlemass, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Clutch, “Mad Sidewinder”/”Outland Special Clearance”
David Bowie, The Man Who Sold The World
David Bowie, TVC15
David Bowie, I Dig Everything – The Pye Years 1966
Deftones, B-Sides & Rarities
Disturbed, "Sounds of Silence"
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six [Limited Edition Picture Disc]
GWAR, Scumdogs of The Universe
Halestorm, Into The Wild Live: Chicago
Iron Maiden, "Empire of the Clouds"
John Frusciante, Foregrow EP
Killswitch Engage, "Define Love"
Linkin Park, Road To Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes
Metallica, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003
Nevermore, The Politics Of Ecstasy 20 Year Anniversary Reissue
NOFX, “Sid & Nancy”
Otep, Generation Doom
Puscifer, V Is for Viagra
Ramones, “Judy Is a Punk”
Rob Zombie, "Well, Everybody’s F--king In A U.F.O."
Saxon, Lionheart
Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols
Sublime, Jah Won’t Pay The Bills
The Kinks, Mister Pleasant
The Kinks, Dave Davies Hits
The Runaways, The Runaways: Right Now/Black Leather
Violent Femmes, “Memory”/”You Move Me”
Wendy O. Williams, F--k ‘n Roll (Live)

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