Metallica announces ‘Kill Em All’ & ‘Ride The Lightning’ reissues

Metallica has announced that they will reissue their first two albums Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning on April 15th. Both albums have been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in three formats – CD, vinyl, and Deluxe Box set. Both Deluxe Box sets include original source material from the band’s personal collection with many never before heard or seen recordings, along with a book including rare photos and essays from those who were there.

The deluxe numbered box set of Kill ‘Em All includes four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a deluxe 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 deluxe 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.

Fans can 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 store on Friday, April 15th, just in time for Record Store Day.

The band also released two tracks from the updated releases to SoundCloud and as free downloads to Met Club members. “Phantom Lord” that was recorded live at Espace Ballard, Paris, France on February 9, 1984 will appear on the Kill ‘Em All remaster while “Ride The Lighting (Garage Demo)” that was recorded at the Carlson House, El Cerrito, CA in the Fall of 1983 will appear on Ride The Lightning remaster. Two songs cut from the Ride The Lightning reissue — “Blitzkrieg (Rough Mix)” that completed on October 25, 1984 and “Am I Evil? (Rough Mix)” that was completed on October 25, 1984 — are also available for download to Met Club members.

KILL ‘EM ALL – CD | LP | Deluxe

VINYL: KILL ‘EM ALL (REMASTERED)

Hit The Lights
The Four Horsemen
Motorbreath
Jump In The Fire
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
Whiplash
Phantom Lord
No Remorse
Seek & Destroy
Metal Militia

VINYL: LIVE AT ESPACE BALARD, PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 9TH, 1984 (2 LP)

Previously Unreleased

The Ecstasy of Gold
Hit the Lights (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
Jump in the Fire (Live)
Phantom Lord (Live)
No Remorse (Live)
Ride the Lightning (Live)
Motorbreath (Live)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
Metal Militia (Live)

VINYL: JUMP IN THE FIRE (PICTURE DISC)

Jump In The Fire
Seek & Destroy (“Live” at The Automatt)
Phantom Lord (“Live” at The Automatt)

CD: KILL ‘EM ALL (REMASTERED)

Hit The Lights
The Four Horsemen
Motorbreath
Jump In The Fire
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
Whiplash
Phantom Lord
No Remorse
Seek & Destroy
Metal Militia

CD: INTERVIEW & RADIO IDS

Previously Unreleased

Metal Forces Interview With Lars, January 1984
Radio IDs With Lars, James & Cliff From 1984

CD: ROUGH MIXES FROM LARS’ VAULT, BOOTLEG TRACKS & WHIPLASH REMIX EP

Previously Unreleased except “Jump In The Fire,” “Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix),” “Seek & Destroy (“Live” at The Automatt)” and “Phantom Lord (“Live” at The Automatt)”

Motorbreath (Rough Mix)
Hit The Lights (Rough Mix)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Rough Mix)
Seek & Destroy (Rough Mix)
Whiplash (Rough Mix)
The Four Horsemen (Rough Mix)
Seek & Destroy (NOT Live from The Automatt)
Phantom Lord (NOT Live from The Automatt)
Jump In The Fire
Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)
Seek & Destroy (“Live” at The Automatt)
Phantom Lord (“Live” at The Automatt)

CD: LIVE AT J BEES ROCK III, MIDDLETOWN, NY – JANUARY 20TH, 1984

Previously Unreleased

The Four Horsemen (Live)
Jump in the Fire (Live)
Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
Ride the Lightning (Live)
Phantom Lord (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
Whiplash (Live)

CD: LIVE AT THE KEYSTONE, PALO ALTO, CA – OCTOBER 31ST, 1983

Previously Unreleased

Hit the Lights (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
Jump in the Fire (Live)
Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
Ride the Lightning (Live)
Phantom Lord (Live)
When Hell Freezes Over (“The Call of Ktulu”) (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Creeping Death (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Metal Militia (Live)

DVD: LIVE AT THE METRO IN CHICAGO ON AUGUST 12TH, 1983

Previously Unreleased except “No Remorse” and “Metal Miltia”

Hit the Lights (Live) (Video Only/No Audio)
The Four Horsemen (Live) (Video Only/No Audio)
Jump in the Fire (Live) (Video Only/Partial Audio)
Phantom Lord (Live)
No Remorse (Live)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Metal Militia (Live)

RIDE THE LIGHTNING – CD | LP | Deluxe

VINYL: RIDE THE LIGHTNING (REMASTERED)

Fight Fire With Fire
Ride The Lightning
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Fade To Black
Trapped Under Ice
Escape
Creeping Death
The Call Of Ktulu

VINYL: LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 10TH, 1985 (2 LP)

Previously Unreleased

The Ecstasy of Gold
Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
Ride the Lightning (Live)
Phantom Lord (Live)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
No Remorse (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
Creeping Death (Live)
Am I Evil? (Live)
Motorbreath (Live)

VINYL: CREEPING DEATH (PICTURE DISC)

Creeping Death
Am I Evil?
Blitzkrieg

CD: RIDE THE LIGHTNING (REMASTERED)

Fight Fire With Fire
Ride The Lightning
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Fade To Black
Trapped Under Ice
Escape
Creeping Death
The Call Of Ktulu

CD: METALLICA INTERVIEWS

Previously Unreleased

Metal Forces Interview with Lars, November 1984
WUSC Cleveland Radio Interview with Cliff & Kirk, February 1985
Metal Madness Interview with Lars, March 1985

CD: DEMOS & ROUGH MIXES FROM LARS’ VAULT

Previously Unreleased

Ride the Lightning (Studio Demo)
When Hell Freezes Over (“The Call Of Ktulu”) (Studio Demo)
Creeping Death (Studio Demo)
Fight Fire With Fire (Studio Demo)
Ride the Lightning (Garage Demo)
When Hell Freezes Over (“The Call Of Ktulu”) (Garage Demo)
Fight Fire With Fire (Garage Demo)
Ride the Lightning (Boom Box Demo)
Blitzkrieg (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)
Am I Evil? (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)

CD: LIVE AT KABUKI THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 15TH, 1985

Previously Unreleased on CD

Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
Ride the Lightning (Live)
Phantom Lord (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
No Remorse (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)
Creeping Death (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Am I Evil? (Live)
Motorbreath (Live)

CD: LIVE AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE, LONDON, UK – DECEMBER 20th, 1984

“Phantom Lord,” “The Call Of Ktulu,” “Creeping Death” and “Guitar Solo” Previously Unreleased. All Other Songs Previously Unreleased on CD.

Phantom Lord (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
No Remorse (Live)
The Call of Ktulu (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Creeping Death (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Metal Militia (Live)

CD: LIVE AT CASTLE DONINGTON, UK – AUGUST 17TH, 1985

Previously Unreleased on CD

Creeping Death (Live)
Ride the Lightning (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Motorbreath

DVD: METAL HAMMER, DAY ON THE GREEN & DANISH TV

LIVE AT THE METAL HAMMER FESTIVAL IN ST. GOARSHAUSEN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 14, 1985
Previously Unreleased except “The Four Horsemen,” “Fade to Black” and “Seek & Destroy”

Creeping Death (Live)
Ride The Lightning (Live)
Disposable Heroes (Live)
No Remorse (Live)
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)
Seek and Destroy (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Am I Evil? (Live)
Motorbreath (Live)

LIVE AT MTV’S DAY ON THE GREEN AT OAKLAND STADIUM, OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 31, 1985

Previously Unreleased except “For Whom the Bell Tolls”

Creeping Death (Live)
Ride the Lightning (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
MTV Day On The Green Interview with Lars and James

DANISH TV

Previously Unreleased

“Lars Ulrich When He Was Young” *Lars’ first television interview
“SPOT – Lars Ulrich”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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