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Metallica Post Preview of Record Store Day Release

Metallica not only have been named the Ambassadors for the 2016 installment of Record Store Day, they also have a special release lined up which they have previewed on their Soundcloud page.

Embedded below is a live performance of “Fade To Black” from Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003.  (See complete track listing below audio.)  Le Bataclan, of course, was the site of the horrific terrorist attack on November 15, 2015 where 89 concert goers were killed during an Eagles of Death Metal show.  To further assist the victims and their families of that attack, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Fondation de France’s Give For France.

Record Store Day takes place on April 16th.  To find a participating shop near you, head to

Metallica - Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Tracklist

"The Four Horsemen"
"Leper Messiah"
"No Remorse"
"Fade To Black"
"Ride The Lightning"

"Seek & Destroy"
"Damage, Inc."


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.