Metallica’s recent EP of Death Magnetic rejects — Beyond Magnetic — will be released on April 21 on vinyl.
The release will coincide with this year’s Record Store Day.
“First it was digital, then it was compact disc, now the Beyond Magnetic EP will be available on vinyl to celebrate Record Store Day on April 21, 2012,” Metallica writes online.
I wonder if it sounds better on vinyl. I doubt it.
“We’ve always been big supporters of our friends at independent retail and the annual event the third Saturday of each April… we even helped kick off the first year in 2008 with an in-store appearance at one of our hometown stores,” the band says.
“To add to the fun, this is no ordinary black vinyl release, but instead will be on silver vinyl with an exclusive Metallica sticker included in the package. Look for the EP on the special Saturday release date at your favorite local record store and on Metallica.com.
As a refresher, the Beyond Magnetic EP consists of four unreleased rough mixes of tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions that were debuted live during our anniversary celebrations at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco in December of last year.
“After giving them to all Fan Club members for free, those songs were available on iTunes and other at digital retailers, later coming out on CD in January. Our international friends should stay tuned for details about a release outside of North America… specifics are still being worked out with our label.”