Metallica reissues are coming

Metallica has announced the first reissues in its long-awaited back catalog upgrade.

The band’s first two albums, Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning, will be out on April 15th. The remastered versions will be available in CD and vinyl. There will also be deluxe box sets for each album packed with unreleased material.

The Kill ‘Em All box includes the remastered album on CD and vinyl; a double live album on vinyl recorded in Paris on February 9th, 1984; a “Jump in the Fire” 12-inch picture disc; a CD with interviews and radio IDs; a CD of rough mixes and remixes; two previously unreleased 1984 live shows from the U.S. on CD; and a DVD of a show from Chicago in 1984.

The Ride the Lightning box includes the remastered album on CD and vinyl; a previously unreleased concert from Los Angeles in 1985 on double vinyl; a “Creeping Death” 12-inch picture disc; a CD of interviews; a CD of demos and rough mixes; three unreleased concerts on CD that were recorded in 1984 and 1985 in San Francisco, London and Donnington Castle in England; and DVD with a show from Germany and an MTV appearance from Oakland.

They’re all available for pre-order now through the band’s website.