Metallica to re-release ‘Some Kind of Monster’ documentary

The band are also planning a limited-edition single release for Record Store Day Black Friday

A 10th anniversary special edition of the documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster is to be released.

Consequence of Sound reports that the film – which has been out of print for years – will be reissued as a two-disc Blu-ray set and digital download. Also included will be the bonus feature Metallica: The Monster Lives, a 25-minute follow up film that chronicles the 10 years since the release of Some Kind of Monster.

Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, the film was received positively when originally released and scooped the 2004 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature. The new Blu-ray edition is due to be released on November 24.


The band have also announced they are to release a limited vinyl edition of their latest single ‘Lords of Summer’. The special print is being planned for Record Store Day Black Friday – which takes place on November 28 – and will feature a previously unreleased live version recorded at the Rock In Rome Sonisphere Festival earlier this year.

In addition to the movie’s reissue, Metallica recently announced a box set of 27 live albums, all of which have been recorded this year. The albums will be released in batches of three every Monday until the end of the year and can be purchased through The collection of all 27 performances will be released in December.

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