Metallica announces Vinyl Club

Membership enrollment open to Fifth Members

Metallica has introduced their very own Vinyl Club. As huge music fans, the band has been super excited to experience the resurgence of vinyl and the enjoyment of collecting, exploring and connecting with other fans mining for lost treasures. Those who love the look, feel and sonic warmth of vinyl are already in an exclusive club of sorts.

The 2020 Vinyl Club Subscription will be available exclusively to members of Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club, and will feature rare cuts, demos and rough mixes, and live rarities — none of which have ever been released on vinyl before. Each subscription includes a personalized membership card and a series of four 7” records shipped throughout the year — some of which will include additional collectibles.

Fans can join the membership for the inaugural year through Tuesday, March 31st at 11:59 pm EST. New memberships won’t be open again until the 2021 subscription year.

“We’re excited to kick off this new endeavor, and whether you get the subscription for yourself or a friend (makes a great gift!), we hope you have a blast collecting some good-old-school vinyl!” the band shares.

Select releases (not all four) throughout the year will include additional collectibles. This could be anything from exclusive stickers to picks, or even posters. Fans have the option to receive each vinyl as it’s released or have all four released at the end of the year. Both subscription options come with the exact same content. The only difference is how and when they are shipped.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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