As part of the upcoming "Record Store Day" (April 19) Metallica will do its first in-store appearance in nearly a decade. The band will participate in an in-store signing and fan meet and greet at Rasputin Music's Mountain View store, near San Francisco.

In addition to promoting the 180-gram vinyl re-release of the band's classic albums, "Kill 'Em All," and "Ride The Lightning," Metallica's appearance is also meant to bolster the indie record store community, which is launching their first ever "Record Store Day." Spearheaded by the Alliance of Independent Media Stores, Coalition Of Independent Music Stores, Music Monitor Network, Newbury Comics, and Value Music Group of Indie Stores, "Record Store Day" will feature special events at all participating stores, which will provide customers with goodie bags filled with new formats, new releases, and information on music, theatrical, comic book and gaming releases.