Metallica is going “old school” for the soundtrack of their upcoming 3D movie, “Metallica Through the Never.” The band announced on Monday that they’ll released “Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)” on Sept. 24 via the band’s own imprint, Blackened Recordings.
The two-disc album features 16 songs, including classic tracks like “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “Master of Puppets,” as well as newer songs like “Fuel,” all recorded at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed the live footage featured in the movie.
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Both the CD and digital versions will be available on Sept. 24. Later in the fall, the soundtrack will be released on vinyl in both 33 1/3RPM and 45RPM versions.
“Let’s hear it for the old school soundtrack!” said drummer Lars Ulrich. “Not only are we beyond psyched about our movie coming your way shortly, but the fact that we get to share the music directly in all these formats is way fuckin’ cool.”
“Metallica Through the Never” mixes concert footage with a narrative story, plus added CGI, and will open Sept. 27 on IMAX screens. It goes wide a week later.
“It’s like three movies in one,” frontman James Hetfield told Billboard in May. “So there’s a lot of different dynamics happening within this movie, and every time we go and see it and tweak here and there. It’s like putting a song together — only it’s a little more expensive. It’s pretty scary but it’s been something on our radar for awhile. It’s become more unique than we ever though it would.”
Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)
1. THE ECSTASY OF GOLD
2. CREEPING DEATH
3. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
5. RIDE THE LIGHTNING
7. THE MEMORY REMAINS
8. WHEREVER I MAY ROAM
10. …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
1. MASTER OF PUPPETS
3. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
4. ENTER SANDMAN
5. HIT THE LIGHTS