Metallica is prepping remastered deluxe editions of their first two albums: Kill Em All and Ride The Lightning for next year and they’re enlisting the help of their fans to culminate material for the projects.
In a post on their website entitled, “WANTED: Your Audio Recordings, Videos, and Snapshots from Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning,” the band is encouraging fans to send them anything and everything, including bootlegged audio and video, concert tickets, set lists and more, from those eras that they may use for the projects.
“We want it all!” they write. “Did you manage to sneak a video camera into a show long before they fit in your pocket? Maybe your old instamatic camera for some snap shots? A cassette Walkman with a microphone? We’re looking for anything and everything… audio, video, photos, fliers, ticket stubs, the set list you picked up off the floor, and in general any mementos you may have from that around that time.”
Fans are being asked to share their story by emailing email@example.com with the album title the item is from in the subject! “Nothing is too small or too trivial,” they state.
“By submitting it, you’re saying we can use it should your piece of history land on a release (yes, the lawyers made us add this part!),” the band adds.
In the meantime, The Four Horsemen are prepping a 10th anniversary reissue of the band’s first film, Some Kind Of Monster, on DVD and, for the first time ever, on Blu-ray and digital on November 24th. Also, on Black Friday, Metallica will release a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl album, Lords of Summer as part of Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday promotion. In preparation of both releases, the band will make a rare late night appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday, November 17th through Friday, November 21st (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network where they will perform every night that week and sit down for an interview that Monday.
In Metallica album news, the band is working on their first new album of all new material since 2008’s Death Magnetic. Drummer Lars Ulrich recently told Rolling Stone that they are in the “fourth inning” of writing material for it but gave no timetable on when fans will hear the new music.