Metallica Masters of Vinyl

The following story was part of the Day in Rock Report for 5/12/08 - (antiMusic) Metallica is just full of news this week. The latest is the announcement that their vinyl reissue series continues next month the release of Masters of Puppets. Plus it looks like their special preview site launched and then went down. Here is what they had to say about the MOP release:

As promised, June will see the re-release of Master Of Puppets on vinyl . . . the retro summer continues! Following on the heels of Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning, we dusted off the masters and MOP will come out in the same formats - a single disc at 33 rpm and a deluxe two disc version on 180 gram vinyl spinning at 45 rpm. Look for Master on vinyl to hit the Metallica.com Store and your friendly local record shop on June 17th, 2008 in North America and damn close to that date in the rest of the world. You know the drill . . . we'll keep you posted here! And for those still following along, yes, Justice is up next . . . probably some time in August.

Blabbermouth reports: The "beta" version of Metallica's new web site, MissionMetallica.com, has officially launched, showcasing the kind of "making-of-the-album" features usually found these days on a DVD accompanying a CD release. [UPDATE: The "beta" site has since been shut down, but the trailer and the teaser clip that were posted on the site have been released via YouTube and can be viewed - here

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