Metallica are this year's Record Store Day Ambassadors (April 16th):
We're pretty excited to announce that the Ambassador for Record Store Day 2016 is not one person, but four: the four who make up Metallica. From the very first Record Store Day, Metallica have embraced the concept, and celebrated the culture of the indie record store with in-store appearances and special releases for both our special April Saturday and Black Friday.
The band's firsr two albums, Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning, will be released in expanded format. Fans with deep pockets only:
The deluxe numbered box set of Kill ‘Em All includes four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including rare photos and a patch while the deluxe numbered box set of Ride the Lightning includes four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including more of those unseen photos, a mini-book of lyrics handwritten by James Hetfield and a set of three posters. The deluxe box sets are limited edition collectors’ items, so get yours before they are gone! You may pre-order both deluxe box sets at the Met Store now and all six new items will, of course, also be available at your local record stores around the world on Friday, April 15th.
A four track sampler is up for grabs here.