Recordings of 27 gigs to be made available for purchase
Metallica are to release a box set of 27 live albums, all of which have been recorded this year.
Rolling Stone reports that the albums will be released in batches of three every Monday until the end of the year and can be purchased through LiveMetallica.com. The box set of all 27 performances will be released in December.
The group will also be making four of the concerts available in special 180-gram vinyl editions, and are allowing fans to vote on which shows will be pressed via an online poll.
The release will mark the 10th anniversary of LiveMetallica.com, a site that offers high-quality recordings of the band’s gigs as downloads. Among the shows to be released will be their set from this year’s Glastonbury Festival, when they became the first metal band to top the bill on the Pyramid Stage in the event’s 44-year history. Read the full report here.
Metallica were recently included in the latest edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records. The group become the only band to ever perform gigs on all seven of the Earth’s continents in one year, capping the achievement with a show in Antarctica last December.