Metallica To Issue New Live EP…Whoopie!

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Yes, that’s correct. Metallica are releasing a live EP, called Six Feet Down Under. The band will soon be touring in Australia and New Zealand, and hence, the EP contains live cuts from the band’s performances there.

I first saw on Blabbermouth that Metallica’s official Web site revealed earlier today that “the nice people at Universal Music were so darn excited that they actually suggested that we release something special to commemorate this last run of ‘World Magnetic’ tour dates, so . . . ta-da . . . we present the Six Feet Down Under limited-edition EP! Coming to Trans-Tasman record stores and right here at the Metallica.com store on September 20.”

OK, so…I hate live records. Always have, always will. But this isn’t even a live album. Its a live EP. Come on, you couldn’t have put together a proper full live disc, dudes? It’s eight tracks, but still…a dozen would’ve been nice.

 Seriously, what’s the point of a live release, other than wrapping up a contract or straight-up jacking your fans? “Be gentle with us,” the band says. “A few of these songs are, well, we’ll say ‘rough,’ which may be an understatement! They do, however, capture the live moments and hopefully you’ll have as much fun listening as we did playing on those nights.”

Here’s the track listing for the live EP:

1. “Eye of the Beholder” (recorded live on May 4, 1989 at Festival Hall in Melbourne)
2. “…And Justice For All” (recorded live on May 4, 1989 at Festival Hall in Melbourne)
3. “Through the Never” (recorded live on April 8, 1993 at the Entertainment Centre in Perth)
4. “The Unforgiven” (recorded live on April 4, 1993 at the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne)
5. “Low Man’s Lyric (Acoustic)” (recorded live on April 11, 1998 at the Entertainment Centre in Perth)
6. “Devil’s Dance” (recorded live on April 12, 1998 at the Entertainment Centre in Perth)
7. “Frantic” (recorded live on January 21, 2004 at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney
8. “Fight Fire With Fire” (recorded live on January 19, 2004 at the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane)

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