Metallica share free download of office party gig

The US metal band played a special show in San Francisco for global cloud computing company Salesforce

Metallica have offered up the audio from a recent private concert they played in San Francisco as a free download.

As Rolling Stone reports, the US thrash metal band played a special office party show for global cloud computing company Salesforce, whose CEO, Marc Benioff, is a neighbour of guitarist Kirk Hammett. Metallica had previously played the company’s Dreamforce annual convention in 2011. Download last month’s show at LiveMetallica.com.

Meanwhile, the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich recently claimed that their new album is “pretty close” to being written.

Ulrich said Metallica have written almost 20 new songs for the album, which will be the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’. “We are fucking it in. We’ve got lots of songs and we’re hoaning and tweaking them,” he told Rolling Stone. When asked whether fans could expect to hear the new songs during the group’s upcoming performances – which includes a headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival – Ulrich said: “I hope so. Absolutely.”

Ulrich added that Metallica are planning on trying some new things with the album, but that it won’t be a surprise release. “Right now, it’s not like we’re going to do one of those things where we’ll just give it to iTunes on Thursday without telling anybody,” he said. “That’s not on the cards.”

He continued: “This is still ‘Metallica time.’ When I say we’re close to being done, it means the next month or so. There’s a lot of stuff going on as life continues with family and personal events…. But we are certainly down there [writing] pretty much every day.”

Metallica released their latest single ‘Lords Of Summer’ last year. They will release an early demo on cassette as part of this year’s Record Store Day. The release of ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ will be the first of a series of Metallica reissues.
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