Deluxe Box Sets of METALLICA‘s first two albums, Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning will be hitting the streets on April 15 containing vinyl records, CDs, dvds, books, toasters, sandwiches and much more. Much of the audio has come from the band’s personal collections and has never been made available until now.
Both albums have been remastered for the most advanced sound quality possible and will be available in three formats – CD, vinyl and a deluxe box set. The deluxe box sets include original source material from the band’s personal collection with many never before heard or seen recordings along with books including rare photos and essays from those who were there.
The deluxe numbered box set of Kill ‘Em All includes four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including rare photos and a patch while the deluxe numbered box set of Ride the Lightning includes four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including more of those unseen photos, a mini-book of lyrics handwritten by James Hetfield and a set of three posters. The deluxe box sets are limited edition collectors’ items, so get yours before they are gone!
You may pre-order both deluxe box sets at the Met Store now and while you’re there, check out the Sale Section for all things Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning at 20% off in honor of this announcement! Sale ends Monday, February 29 at 9:00 AM PST.
An unboxing video for the deluxe edition of the Ride the Lightning reissue, featuring METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, can be seen below. You can also watch James Hetfield unboxing the deluxe edition of the Kill ‘Em All reissue at this location.