Tag: Rebel Of Babylon
Night one of Metallica's epic four-night stint at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA in celebration of their 30th Anniversary is now available for digital download at LiveMetallica.com here.
Night one took place on Dec. 5, and the guests included former bassist Jason Newsted, John Marshall of Metal Church, Sean Harris and Brian Tatler of Diamond Head, Biff Byford of Saxon, Apocalyptica, and the Soul Rebels Brass Band.
Metallica have also released an EP titled ‘Beyond Magnetic’ that features roughly-mixed versions of four tracks that were originally recorded for ‘Death Magnetic’ in 2008 but didn’t make it on the final album. Metallica debuted the songs at the 30th Anniversary shows last week, one each night. The track titles are: ‘Hate Train,’ ‘Just A Bullet Away,’ Hell And Back’ and ‘Rebel Of Babylon.'
The ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP will be sold only through iTunes for one week, after which it will be available via other digital retailers.
Metallica issued this statement regarding the release of the EP:
“During the ‘Death Magnetic’ album sessions in 2007 and 2008, we originally recorded 14 songs. When it came time to pick the songs for the final album, we decided on 10 songs that you’ve all come to know over the last three years. Some of you may have heard bits and pieces of those other songs on ‘Mission Metallica’ (remember ‘Mission Metallica’?!) or heard rumors about them during the recording process, and wondered, ‘What ever happened to those other four songs???.’ We kept them in the vault and decided to pull them just for this special celebration, so here are the four leftover tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions. They are ROUGH mixes, unfinished to their original degree of mixing from March ’08. These four songs were released as gift to our closest fans, the members of our Fan Club, to enjoy. Now they’re being made available to you.”