Metallica - No Life 'til Leather
NME.COM feature on Metallica - No Life 'til Leather album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 June 1982
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- Hit the Lights
- The Mechanix
- Seek & Destroy
- Metal Militia
- Jump in the Fire
- Phantom Lord
- Sucking My Love
- Sep 11, 2008
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- Aug 26, 2003
The World's Greatest Heavy Metal Band have come to terms with what they truly are.
- Jun 13, 2003
The band's 'by request' shows will allow fans to help choose the set list each night
Pop star was filmed covering 'Fade To Black' earlier this year
Tickets will be given away to competition winners from Latin America
Metallica - No Life 'til Leather: Wikipedia Album Entry
"No Life 'til Leather" is Metallica's widely circulated demo tape that mainly is known only to the dedicated Metallica fans. All the tracks are early recordings of songs that would later appear on the band's Kill 'Em All album. The track listing on Kill 'Em All is the same as that on the demo tape, save the addition of Cliff Burton's bass solo "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth", "Whiplash", "No Remorse" and "The Mechanix."
The title of the demo comes from the first line of Hit the Lights.
It has been re-released twice unofficially, first under the title of Metallica—Bay Area Thrashers, and was alleged to be a live bootleg recording of Metallica in the early days, however all 'live' sounds had been added from various sources including the Metallica video Cliff 'Em All. This was soon discovered by Metallica and all copies were removed from stores. The demo was re-released a second time under the title Metallica—In the Beginning... Live, containing no differences from Metallica-Bay Area Thrashers.
The demo tape also features vocals and lead guitar from Dave Mustaine before he left Metallica.
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