In celebration of Record Store Day, on April 18th, Metallica will
release No Life ‘til Leather as a limited edition cassette. The seven
tracks were recorded in 1982 in Tustin, CA by the band’s original lineup of
James Hetfield: lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Lars Ulrich: drums, Dave
Mustaine: lead guitar, and Ron McGovney: bass. Straight from the archives, the
original source material has been re-mastered to maximize the sound potential
for 2015 without altering the original mixes. No Life ’til Leather will
be available for purchase at your favorite local record store and on
Metallica.Com. The collection has never been available commercially until now.
See below for the complete tracklisting.
A note from Metallica:
This year we decided to celebrate
Record Store Day with our friends at independent retail by taking a huge leap
back in time to our humble beginnings with that little rectangle of plastic
known as the “demo tape.” In 1982 we recorded seven songs that became our
initial calling card known as No Life ’til Leather and it led us to our first
record deal … the rest, as you some of you may know, is history! We hope
you enjoy this little walk down memory lane with us and that you will continue
to join us in supporting independent record stores around the
Look for expanded versions coming on
CD, vinyl and a collector’s set sometime this summer.
Hit The Lights
Seek & Destroy
Jump In The Fire
Record July 6, 1982 at Chateau East
Studio, Tustin, CA
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