Metal legends, Metallica have just released the remastered version of one one of their ultimate classics, The Four Horsemen for listening on their Official SoundCloud page.
The mega-hit track was first released on their demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather and then later as part of their debut album Kill ‘Em All.
Their debut album, along with the follow-up, Ride The Lightning, will both the re-released in digital format through multi-disc box sets. The limited edition pack will be released on April 15 to commemorate Record Store Day.
The box set will include behind-the-scenes photographs from the band’s personal archives, along with interviews and essays from people who witnessed Metal history being made by the multi-platinum selling foursome. A philanthropic move being made by Metallica is another special edition of their Live performance in Bataclan in 2013, with proceeds from sales being given as donations to those affected by the terrorist attacks in the same location last year.
The limited edition box set will be titled Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Metallica! and will have nine of the greatest tracks from Metallica including The Four Horsemen. Drummer and founding member of Metallica, Lars Ulrich was quoted as saying: “Independent record stores are part of Metallica’s DNA – they’ve been pivotal in shaping each one of us into the music fanatics we’ve all become.”
The Four Horsemen has had its fair share of controversies. Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was a part of the band at the time and has since said that he was the one who came up with the lyrics as well as the music for the classic, along with current frontman, James Hetfield. However, he was not given due credit and went ahead and produced the same music for his own band.