Metallica is letting fans listen in to the recording sessions for its next album, currently in progress, via the newly launched Mission: Metallica. The site will stream writing/recording sessions, riffs and excerpts from the new album and offer chances to win backstage passes for the upcoming tour.

Additionally, the band is offering a premium level of membership that will deliver the finished CD to fans homes the day of release, advance ringtones of riffs from the new songs before release, additional exclusive content, live-show downloads, and other benefits.