Metallica Reveal Details For “S&M²” Live Album/Film

Metallica have officially revealed the details for their “S&M²” live album/film. The effort will be released on August 28 and it will feature the band’s September 2019 shows with the San Francisco Symphony, which were held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA.

Here’s all the available formats:

* Deluxe Box (limited edition 4LP color vinyl, exclusive photobook, 2CDs, Blu-ray, sheet music, five guitar picks, poster, download card)
* Super Deluxe Box (all of the above + original sheet music signed by the band. Limited to 500 via Metallica.com)
* Black 4LP set w/photobook and download card
* Color 4LP set w/photobook and download card (exclusive to indie retail + Metallica.com)
* 2CD set w/36-page booklet
* 2CD/Blu-ray set w/36-page booklet
* 2CD/DVD set w/36-page booklet
* Blu-Ray
* DVD
* Digital Album
* Digital Movie

Here’s the track listings:

CD 1:

01. “The Ecstasy of Gold” (Live)
02. “The Call of Ktulu” (Live)
03. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Live)
04. “The Day That Never Comes” (Live)
05. “The Memory Remains” (Live)
06. “Confusion” (Live)
07. “Moth Into Flame” (Live)
08. “The Outlaw Torn” (Live)
09. “No Leaf Clover” (Live)
10. “Halo on Fire” (Live)

CD 2:

01. “Intro to Scythian Suite” (Live)
02. “Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits” (Live)
03. “Intro to The Iron Foundry” (Live)
04. “The Iron Foundry, Opus 19” (Live)
05. “The Unforgiven III” (Live)
06. “All Within My Hands” (Live)
07. “(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth” (Live)
08. “Wherever I May Roam” (Live)
09. “One” (Live)
10. “Master of Puppets” (Live)
11. “Nothing Else Matters” (Live)
12. “Enter Sandman” (Live)

DVD / Blu-ray:

01. Menu (features “Moth Into Flame”)
02. Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
03. “The Ecstasy of Gold” (Live)
04. “The Call of Ktulu” (Live)
05. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Live)
06. “The Day That Never Comes” (Live)
07. “The Memory Remains” (Live)
08. “Confusion” (Live)
09. “Moth Into Flame” (Live)
10. “The Outlaw Torn” (Live)
11. “No Leaf Clover” (Live)
12. “Halo on Fire” (Live)
13. “Intro to Scythian Suite” (Live)
14. “Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits” (Live)
15. “Intro to The Iron Foundry” (Live)
16. “The Iron Foundry, Opus 19” (Live)
17. “The Unforgiven III” (Live)
18. “All Within My Hands” (Live)
19. “(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth” (Live)
20. “Wherever I May Roam” (Live)
21. “One” (Live)
22. “Master of Puppets” (Live)
23. “Nothing Else Matters” (Live)
23. “Enter Sandman” (Live)
24. Credits
25. Behind the Scenes: Making of the Show
26. All Within My Hands Promo

LP 1 / Side One:

01. “The Ecstasy of Gold”
02. “The Call of Ktulu”
03. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”

LP 1 / Side Two:

01. “The Day that Never Comes”
02. “The Memory Remains”
03. “Confusion”

LP 2 / Side Three:

01. “Moth Into Flame”
02. “The Outlaw Torn”

LP 2 / Side Four:

01. “No Leaf Clover”
02. “Halo on Fire”

LP 3 / Side Five:

01. “Intro to Scythian Suite”
02. “Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God and the Dance of the Dark Spirits”
03. “Intro to The Iron Foundry”
04. “The Iron Foundry, Opus 19”
05. “The Unforgiven III”

LP 3 / Side Six:

01. “All Within My Hands”
02. “(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth”
03. “Wherever I May Roam”

LP 4 / Side Seven:

01. “One”
02. “Master of Puppets”

LP 4 / Side Eight:

01. “Nothing Else Matters”
02. “Enter Sandman”

Digital Film:

01. Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
02. “The Ecstasy of Gold” (Live)
03. “The Call of Ktulu” (Live)
04. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Live)
05. “The Day That Never Comes” (Live)
06. “The Memory Remains” (Live)
07. “Confusion” (Live)
08. “Moth Into Flame” (Live)
09. “The Outlaw Torn” (Live)
10. “No Leaf Clover” (Live)
11. “Halo on Fire” (Live)
12. “Intro to Scythian Suite” (Live)
13. “Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits” (Live)
14. “Intro to The Iron Foundry” (Live)
15. “The Iron Foundry, Opus 19” (Live)
16. “The Unforgiven III” (Live)
17. “All Within My Hands” (Live)
18. “(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth” (Live)
19. “Wherever I May Roam” (Live)
20. “One” (Live)
21. “Master of Puppets” (Live)
22. “Nothing Else Matters” (Live)
23. “Enter Sandman” (Live)
24. Credits

Pre-orders can be found HERE. You can also find a trailer for the release, along with some live versions of “All Within My Hands” and “Nothing Else Matters” below:

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Surprises ICU Nurse On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Says “S&M²” Box Set Will Be Released In August

During last night’s (June 10) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Lars Ulrich surprised pediatric ICU nurse and Metallica superfan Tracey Bednar with VIP passes to a future show and a signed box set featuring the band’s 2019 “S&M²” shows with the San Francisco Symphony. Notably, the drummer also revealed that the aforementioned set will officially be released in August.

GWAR To Release 30th Anniversary Box Set Edition Of “Scumdogs Of The Universe”

GWAR will be releasing a 30th anniversary box set edition of “Scumdogs Of The Unvierse” on August 7. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s what the set will include:

  • Remixed and Remastered album on two 180g White and Red Opaque Vinyl Discs
  • Cassette of demos and rarities
  • 48 page book of classic photos, gig posters and more
  • GWAR illustrated vinyl slipmat
  • Giant 3 foot x 4 foot subway poster of the album cover image
  • Collectable reproduction All Access pass
  • 8×10 promo photo
  • Enclosed in a custom display box
  • MP3, WAV, or FLAC download of the remastered audio
  • Sticker Pack
  • Death Certificate

Demo Cassette Track Listing:

01. “Vlad The Impaler”
02. “Black & Huge”
03. “Years W/O”
04. “Sexy Song”
05. “Death Pod”
06. “Cardinal Syn”
07. “Cool Place To Park”
08. “Jellyfish (King Queen)”
09. “Bring Me The Child”
10. “Slave Song”

Vinyl Track Listing:

Side A

01. “Salamanizer”
02. “Maggots”
03. “Sick Of You”
04. “Vlad The Impaler”

Side B

05. “Slaughterama”
06. “King Queen”

Side C

07. “Horror Of Yig”
08. “Love Surgery”
09. “Sexecutioner”

Side D

10. “Years Without Light”
11. “Black N Huge”
12. “Death Pod”
13. “Cool Place To Park”

The band commented:

“Human Scum! Times are tough. You’ve probably missed rent and emptied your bank account on toilet paper, frozen pizzas, and subscriptions to porn sites. Now that you are unemployed and destitute, your Lords and Masters GWAR have created something new to tempt you into wasting your meager stimulus checks.

2020 marks of the 30th Anniversary of seminal GWAR album “Scumdogs of the Universe.” 30 fucking years! Who would have thought??”

Iggy Pop To Release “The Bowie Years” Box Set In May

Iggy Pop will be releasing a new seven-disc deluxe box set titled “The Bowie Years” on May 29. The effort will come with expanded remastered versions of “The Idiot” and “Lust For Life,” as well as outtakes, alternate mixes, live tracks, and a 40-page book. “The Idiot” and “Lust For Life” will also be available as standalone two-disc deluxe editions with bonus live CDs. The first single, an alternate mix of “China Girl,” can be streamed below:

Failure’s New Vinyl Box Set Delayed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Failure’s new vinyl set, “Failure: 1992-1996,“ has been delayed. The set was originally supposed to be released on April 7, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The band commented:

“Due to manufacturing delays related to Covid-19, the shipping date for the Failure Boxset has been pushed back. At this point, many vinyl plants worldwide are temporarily shutdown, so we can not currently project a release date. To compensate for this unfortunate turn of events and give a little quarantine goodwill we have decided to release download codes to the digital versions of the remixed/remastered audio to anyone who has already purchased the boxset. We have your E-mail and you will receive a download code by this Tuesday, April 7th. If you purchase now, and moving forward, you will also receive the codes.”

In other news, the group have also confirmed that their special July tour is still on for now:

“Concerning the July shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York— as they are still more than 90 days away no decision has been made to cancel them yet, so we are moving ahead with preparation as though they are going to happen. Of course, this could change as stay-at-home orders are extended, so stay tuned for further updates.”

[via The PRP]

Def Leppard To Release “The Early Years 79-81” Box Set

Def Leppard have announced that they will be releasing a new box set, titled “The Early Years 79-81,” on March 20. The five-disc set will come with remasters of “Through The Night” and “High ‘N’ Dry,” as well as b-sides, rarities, etc. You can check out an early Nick Tauber-produced version of “Rock Brigade” from the release below:

The following description of the set was shared on defleppard.com:

‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset represents the band’s first two albums, ‘On Through The Night’ (1980) and ‘High ‘N’ Dry’ (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer on the set. The mastering has been done by the band’s long serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh.

This deluxe set comes with 5-CDs consisting of the original album remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. These remasters have been highly anticipated, and much requested, by Def Leppard fans globally.

The album also features an instant grat track, the much sought-after Nick Tauber produced version of ‘Rock Brigade’, which was originally pencilled as a single for the UK but was never released at the time. Today, 40 years on, the track receives its first release.

Joe Elliott says, “Well the fans asked, and we listened! Really excited to have our early years reworked with a load of rare material including the newly unearthed Live at the Oxford New Theatre, recorded on the 1980 UK tour …. It’s been a trip putting this boxset together and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did working on it! ”

‘On Through The Night’, the band’s debut album, was released in 1980 and immediately put the rock world on notice. The band were destined for big things with the album charting at #15 in the UK and #51 in the US. Produced by Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath), it featured many of the band’s live favourites and some updated versions of early singles. The album achieved platinum status in 1989.

‘High ‘N’ Dry’, the first of Def Leppard’s albums to be produced by Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange, was released in 1981. It reached #26 in the UK charts and #38 in the US, further cementing the bands status.

‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset includes a history of the band’s first two albums written by Mojo and Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott (no relation) featuring personal insights from the band on the making and releasing of those early records as well as rare photos and memorabilia.

Both albums have been remastered and will be available on 1CD version, black vinyl, and limited edition coloured vinyl.

‘The Early Year 79-81’ 5CD Boxset

CD ONE: ON THROUGH THE NIGHT – RE-MASTERED

01. Rock Brigade
02. Hello America
03. Sorrow Is A Woman
04. It Could Be You
05. Satellite
06. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
07. Wasted
08. Rocks Off
09. It Don’t Matter
10. Answer to The Master
11. Overture

CD TWO: HIGH ‘N’ DRY – RE-MASTERED

01. Let It Go
02. Another Hit and Run
03. High N Dry (Saturday Night)
04. Bringin’ On the Heartache
05. Switch 625
06. You Got Me Runnin’
07. Lady Strange
08. On Through the Night
09. Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
10. No No No

CD THREE: WHEN THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN – LIVE IN OXFORD 26/04/1980

01. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
02. It Could Be You
03. Rock Brigade
04. Satellite
05. Medicine Man
06. Answer to the Master
07. When the Rain Falls
08. Sorrow Is a Woman
09. Good Morning Freedom
10. Don’t Matter to Me
11. Overture
12. Lady Strange
13. GetchaRocks Off
14. Hello America
15. Wasted
16. Ride into The Sun

CD FOUR: TOO MANY JITTERBUGS – B-SIDES AND RARITIES

01. Ride into The Sun – The Def Leppard EP
02. Getcha Rocks Off – The Def Leppard EP
03. The Overture – The Def Leppard EP
04. Wasted -Single
05. Hello America – Single
06. Rock Brigade – Unreleased Nick Tauber produced version
07. Glad I’m Alive – Unreleased Nick Tauber produced version
08. Good Morning Freedom – Single
09. Let It Go – Single Edit
10. Switch 625 – Single Edit
11. Bringin’ On the Heartbreak – Single Edit
12. Me and My Wine – Original Version
13. Bringin’ On the Heartbreak – Remix
14. Me and My Wine – Remix

CD FIVE: RAW – EARLY BBC RECORDINGS

01. Glad I’m Alive (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
02. Sorrow Is A Woman (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
03. Wasted (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
04.Answer to The Master (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
05. Satellite (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
06. Rock Brigade (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
07. Wasted (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
08. Good Morning Freedom (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
09. Satellite / When the Walls Came Tumbling Down (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
10. Medicine Man (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
11. The Overture (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
12. Lady Strange (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
13. Getcha Rocks Off (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)

Ratt To Release “The Atlantic Years 1984-1990” Box Set In March

Ratt will be releasing a new box set, titled “The Atlantic Years 1984-1990,” on March 27. The set will come with CD versions of “Out Of The Cellar,” “Invasion Of Your Privacy,” “Dancing Undercover,” “Reach For The Sky,” and “Detonator” housed in a clamshell.

“The Atlantic Years 1984-1990” Track Listing:

Disc 1: “Out Of The Cellar” (1984):

01. “Wanted Man”
02. “You’re In Trouble”
03. “Round And Round”
04. “In Your Direction”
05. “She Wants Money”
06. “Lack Of Communication”
07. “Back For More”
08. “The Morning After”
09. “I’m Insane”
10. “Scene Of The Crime”
11. “Round And Round” (single edit) (bonus track)

Disc 2: “Invasion Of Your Privacy” (1985):

01. “You’re In Love”
02. “Never Use Love”
03. “Lay It Down”
04. “Give It All”
05. “Closer To My Heart”
06. “Between The Eyes”
07. “What You Give Is What You Get”
08. “Got Me On The Line”
09. “You Should Know By Now”
10. “Dangerous But Worth The Risk”
11. “What You Give Is What You Get” (single edit) (bonus track)

Disc 3: “Dancing Undercover” (1986):

01. “Dance”
02. “One Good Lover”
03. “Drive Me Crazy”
04. “Slip Of The Lip”
05. “Body Talk”
06. “Looking For Love”
07. “7th Avenue”
08. “It Doesn’t Matter”
09. “Take A Chance”
10. “Enough Is Enough”
11. “Dance” (single edit) (bonus track)

Disc 4: “Reach For The Sky” (1988):

01. “City To City”
02. “I Want A Woman”
03. “Way Cool Jr.”
04. “Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds”
05. “I Want To Love You Tonight”
06. “Chain Reaction”
07. “No Surprise”
08. “Bottom Line”
09. “What’s It Gonna Be”
10. “What I’m After”
11. “Way Cool Jr.” (MTV Unplugged) (bonus track)

Disc 5: “Detonator” (1990):

01. “Intro To Shame”
02. “Shame Shame Shame”
03. “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job”
04. “Scratch That Itch”
05. “One Step Away”
06. “Hard Time”
07. “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”
08. “All Or Nothing”
09. “Can’t Wait On Love”
10. “Givin’ Yourself Away”
11. “Top Secret”
12. “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job” (Ratt Fonic Monster Mix) (bonus track)
13. “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job” (Ratt Fonic Radio Mix) (bonus track)
14. “Nobody Rides For Free” (Point Break Soundtrack) (bonus track)

Failure To Perform “Comfort,” “Magnified,” & “Fantastic Planet” In Full At July Shows, Announce New Vinyl Box Set

Failure will be performing “Comfort,“ “Magnified,” and “Fantastic Planet“ in full during three-night residencies in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be releasing a new vinyl set featuring those records. The release, which is titled “Failure: 1992-1996,” will be available on April 7.

The band issued the following statement:

“We will be playing our first three albums: Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet, in their entirety in a trio of July residencies: July 9 to 11 at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, July 16 to 18 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and July 23 to 25 at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.

We have also announced an April 7 release of FAILURE 1992-1996, a four-piece vinyl box set featuring the three ‘90s-era albums. With the original masters finally being unearthed, Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet have been meticulously restored, remixed, and remastered by Ken to a new level of sonic fidelity that eclipses all previous iterations of the band’s early work.

‘Almost everything people have heard from these albums has been sourced from 16bit digital files made in the ‘90s, which was state of the art at the time,’ explains Ken. ‘But when we found out we were getting our hands on the original analog master tapes, and with all the confusion and lack of quality control on several of the previous iterations, we set out to create the definitive versions of Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet. Everything has been sourced directly from first generation multitrack and stereo master tapes. This is us finally getting to present our early work the way we’ve always wanted to.’

In addition to all the originally released songs from the three albums, we have discovered several unreleased songs which have also been restored and will be included in the box set. ‘Listening to the b-sides and outtakes from that first year of being a band takes me right back to playing the tiny stage at Jabberjaw in Los Angeles,’ added Greg. ‘It’s always surprising to me how much of the expansiveness and atmosphere of the later records exist in embryonic form on those earliest stripped-down recordings.’

‘These new versions have all the magic from the originals, but now, instead of looking through a hazy pane of glass, the window has been completely opened and you can hear all the elements in their full glory,’ said Kellii.

FAILURE: 1992 to 1996 is available exclusively via Failure.hellomerch.com with pre-orders available now. Bundled packages, featuring the box set and various VIP or ticketing packages, are available via Failure.soundrink.com.

FAILURE: 1992 – 1996 tracklist:

Comfort

Submission
Macaque
Something
Screen Man
Swallow
Muffled Snaps
Kindred
Pro-Catastrophe
Princess
Salt Wound

Magnified

Let It Drip
Moth
Frogs
Bernie
Magnified
Wonderful Life
Undone
Wet Gravity
Empty Friend
Small Crimes

Fantastic Planet

Saturday Saviour
Sergeant Politeness
Segue 1
Smoking Umbrellas
Pillowhead
Blank
Segue 2
Dirty Blue Balloons
Solaris
Pitiful
Leo
Segue 3
The Nurse Who Loved Me
Another Space Song
Stuck On You
Heliotropic
Daylight

Outtakes (not listed in sequence):

Petting the Carpet
You’re Too Much *
Gone
Lunch *
Pennies *
Rat Sack *
Wake Up
Count My Eyes *
Comfort *
Solaris 2014

* – Previously unreleased

Tour dates:

July 9 Chicago, IL Comfort at Thalia Hall
July 10 Chicago, IL Magnified at Thalia Hall
July 11 Chicago, IL Fantastic Planet at Thalia Hall
July 16 Los Angeles, CA Comfort at The Echoplex
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Magnified at The Echoplex
July 18 Los Angeles, CA Fantastic Planet at The Echoplex
July 23 New York, NY Comfort at Bowery Ballroom
July 24 New York, NY Magnified at Bowery Ballroom
July 25 New York, NY Fantastic Planet at Bowery Ballroom

Tickets for Chicago are on-sale this Friday, Dec. 20 at 11 am central. Tickets for Los Angeles are on-sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 12 noon pacific. Tickets for NY are on-sale Dec. 20 at 12 noon eastern.”

New Years Day To Release “Through The Years” Limited Edition Box Set

New Years Day will be releasing a new limited edition box set called “Through The Years” on January 24. The set will come with the band’s complete discography on custom colored vinyl, a Blu-ray featuring their various music videos, and a four-page picture book of never-before-seen photos that were chosen and captioned by frontwoman Ash Costello. The set is limited to 500 copies and it can be pre-ordered HERE. Costello commented:

“I recorded New Years Day’s first album, ‘My Dear’, in my friend’s bedroom closet in 2005, nearly 15 years ago. From then till now, every song recorded has been like a ripped page from that day in my personal life’s journal. It’s exciting to see it all together now, like a map of our band’s career. I hope everyone enjoys being able to own the entire journey, and I hope it inspires the listeners to never give up on their dream.”

Iron Maiden & Robinsons Brewery To Release “Trooper” Mixed Beer Collection Box

Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have announced that they will be releasing a “Trooper” mixed beer collection box to celebrate selling 25 million pints of beer. The 12-bottle set will come with “Trooper,” “Sun And Steel,” and “Light Brigade,” as well as three limited edition beers: “Trooper 666,” “Red ‘N’ Black,” and “Hallowed.”

Trooper brand manager Sam Kennerley commented:

“Is there any better way to celebrate 25 million pints sold of Trooper than by releasing all of our beers in one collection for the very first time? We are asked daily when we are going to be re-releasing certain beers, so this is an opportunity for fans to get their hands on every beer in our collection to date.”

Notably, “Trooper” beer will also be available via Amazon for the first time. Kennerley added the following about that:

“By having our beers for sale on Amazon and on our own web site, we are enabling more fans to get their hands on the beer. With nationwide distribution, including the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland, Amazon will now reinforce our online presence and help more people enjoy Trooper across the country.”

Fans that order the new box set are expected to get it by November 15.