Metallica to release 27 albums

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 September 2014

This article is from 2014.

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Metallica will release a staggering 27 live albums - one of every show they've played this year - before the end of 2014

Metallica will release 27 different live albums before the end of the year.

The 'Enter Sandman' rockers will mark the 10th anniversary of their LiveMetallica.com site by offering CDs and LPs of every one of their 2014 gigs, mostly comprising their fan-voted 'Metallica by Request' shows from South America and Europe.

Every Monday until the end of the year, the group will release three albums in the order they played the shows, beginning with Bogotá, Colombia.

Additionally, fans can also purchase a special box set of all 27 shows, which will be sold on the website and dispatched in December.

Fans are being asked to vote for their favourite of the 'Metallica by Request' shows and the four most popular will be made available on limited-edition, 180-gram vinyl releases early next year.

The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers - who are currently working on a new album - recently set a Guinness World Record for being the first band to play all seven continents in one year.

Frontman James Hetfield said in a statement: "Seven continents in one year with Antarctica being the gig of a lifetime....

"Yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins!"

Metallica

Chart-topping metal behemoths on a world wide tour following the release of their latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Mon 30 Oct

prices vary / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Sat 28 Oct

£50.55–£85.55 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sun 22 Oct

£58.75–£97.75 / 0844 856 0202

With Kvelertak.

Tue 24 Oct

£58.75–£97.75 / 0844 856 0202

With Kvelertak.

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