Metallica Detail Deluxe 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Ride the Lightning' Reissues

A rare demo of "Ride the Lightning" and an early live take of "Phantom Lord" are now streaming

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Metallica have announced deluxe reissues of 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lighting,' which will come out this spring Pete Cronin/Redferns/Getty

Metallica have revealed the contents of the deluxe editions of Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning that they will be putting out this spring. Each album has been remastered and will be available on CD and vinyl, as well as in a deluxe box set. In addition to the original albums, the lavish box sets will contain original source material from the band's vaults, including previously unreleased music, and a book containing rare photos and essays. All editions will come out on April 15th.

The deluxe box set of Kill 'Em All will contain four LPs, five CDs, a DVD and a deluxe book with rare photos and a patch. Ride the Lightning will also contain four vinyl records, along with six CDs, a DVD and a book with previously undistributed photos, a mini-book of James Hetfield's handwritten lyrics, and three posters. The full track list for each is below.

The group also posted two samples of rarities that will appear on the deluxe box sets. The first is a version of Kill 'Em All's "Phantom Lord" that they recorded live in Paris in 1984. Hetfield introduces the band as "a bunch of alcoholics from California" to the audience and dedicates to the people who had the group's early demos and "all the old stuff."

The second is an instrumental, raw "garage demo" of Ride the Lightning's title track that Lars Ulrich uncovered while putting together the reissues. It begins with the band members declaring the tape recorder is playing.

Metallica kicked off their reissue campaign last year, when they reissued their No Life 'Til Leather demo cassette. Ulrich told Rolling Stone at the time, that it was a sign of things to come. "It's time for us to put out some next-level reissues and do the song and dance of the catalog that everyone else has done; the U2s and the Led Zeppelins and the Oasises," he said. "Instead of starting with Kill 'Em All, which came out in 1983, we figured we'd go back another two years to when the band was formed in 1981."

Kill 'Em All Deluxe Box Set Track List:

Vinyl: Kill 'Em All (Remastered)

"Hit the Lights"
"The Four Horsemen"
"Motorbreath"
"Jump in the Fire"
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth"
"Whiplash"
"Phantom Lord"
"No Remorse"
"Seek and Destroy"
"Metal Militia"

Vinyl: Live At Espace Balard, Paris, France - February 9th, 1984 (Two LPs)

Previously Unreleased

"The Ecstasy of Gold"
"Hit the Lights" (Live)
"The Four Horsemen" (Live)
"Jump in the Fire" (Live)
"Phantom Lord" (Live)
"No Remorse" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"Motorbreath" (Live)
"(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth" (Live)
"Whiplash" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"Metal Militia" (Live)

Vinyl: Jump in the Fire (Picture Disc)

"Jump in the Fire"
"Seek and Destroy" ("Live" at The Automatt)
"Phantom Lord" ("Live" at The Automatt)

CD: Kill 'Em All (Remastered)

"Hit the Lights"
"The Four Horsemen"
"Motorbreath"
"Jump in the Fire"
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth"
"Whiplash"
"Phantom Lord"
"No Remorse"
"Seek and Destroy"
"Metal Militia"

CD: Interview and Radio IDs

Previously Unreleased

Metal Forces Interview With Lars, January 1984
Radio IDs With Lars, James and Cliff From 1984

CD: Rough Mixes From Lars' Vault, Bootleg Tracks and Whiplash Remix EP

Previously Unreleased except "Jump In The Fire," "Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)," "Seek and Destroy ("Live" at The Automatt)" and "Phantom Lord ("Live" at The Automatt)"

"Motorbreath" (Rough Mix)
"Hit the Lights" (Rough Mix)
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth" (Rough Mix)
"Seek and Destroy" (Rough Mix)
"Whiplash" (Rough Mix)
"The Four Horsemen" (Rough Mix)
"Seek and Destroy" (Not Live from The Automatt)
"Phantom Lord" (Not Live from The Automatt)
"Jump in the Fire"
"Whiplash" (Special Neckbrace Remix)
"Seek and Destroy" ("Live" at The Automatt)
"Phantom Lord" ("Live" at The Automatt)

CD: Live at J Bees Rock III, Middletown, NY - January 20th, 1984

Previously Unreleased

"The Four Horsemen" (Live)
"Jump in the Fire" (Live)
"Fight Fire With Fire" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"Phantom Lord" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"Whiplash (Live)"

CD: Live at the Keystone, Palo Alto, CA - October 31st, 1983

Previously Unreleased

"Hit the Lights" (Live)
"The Four Horsemen" (Live)
"Jump in the Fire" (Live)
"Fight Fire With Fire" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"Phantom Lord" (Live)
"When Hell Freezes Over ('The Call of Ktulu')" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth" (Live)
"Whiplash" (Live)
"Creeping Death" (Live)
"Guitar Solo" (Live)
"Metal Militia" (Live)

DVD: Live at the Metro in Chicago on August 12th, 1983

Previously Unreleased except "No Remorse" and "Metal Militia"

"Hit the Lights" (Live) (Video Only/No Audio)
"The Four Horsemen" (Live) (Video Only/No Audio)
"Jump in the Fire" (Live) (Video Only/Partial Audio)
"Phantom Lord" (Live)
"No Remorse" (Live)
"(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth" (Live)
"Whiplash" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"Guitar Solo" (Live)
"Metal Militia" (Live)

Ride the Lightning Deluxe Box Set Track List:

Vinyl: Ride the Lightning (Remastered)

"Fight Fire With Fire"
"Ride the Lightning"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Fade to Black"
"Trapped Under Ice"
"Escape"
"Creeping Death"
"The Call of Ktulu"

Vinyl: Live at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA – March 10th, 1985 (Two LPs)

Previously Unreleased

"The Ecstasy of Gold"
"Fight Fire With Fire" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"Phantom Lord" (Live)
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth" (Live)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Live)
"No Remorse" (Live)
"Fade to Black" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"Creeping Death" (Live)
"Am I Evil?" (Live)
"Motorbreath" (Live)

Vinyl: Creeping Death (Picture Disc)

"Creeping Death"
"Am I Evil?"
"Blitzkrieg"

CD: Ride the Lightning (Remastered)

"Fight Fire With Fire"
"Ride the Lightning"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Fade to Black"
"Trapped Under Ice"
"Escape"
"Creeping Death"
"The Call of Ktulu"

CD: Metallica Interviews

Previously Unreleased

Metal Forces Interview with Lars, November 1984
WUSC Cleveland Radio Interview with Cliff and Kirk, February 1985
Metal Madness Interview with Lars, March 1985

CD: Demos and Rough Mixes From Lars' Vault

Previously Unreleased

"Ride the Lightning" (Studio Demo)
"When Hell Freezes Over ('The Call Of Ktulu')" (Studio Demo)
"Creeping Death" (Studio Demo)
"Fight Fire With Fire" (Studio Demo)
"Ride the Lightning" (Garage Demo)
"When Hell Freezes Over ('The Call Of Ktulu')" (Garage Demo)
"Fight Fire With Fire" (Garage Demo)
"Ride the Lightning" (Boom Box Demo)
"Blitzkrieg" (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)
"Am I Evil?" (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)

CD: Live at Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA – March 15th, 1985

Previously Unreleased on CD

"Fight Fire With Fire" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"Phantom Lord" (Live)
"The Four Horsemen" (Live)
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth" (Live)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Live)
"No Remorse" (Live)
"Fade to Black" (Live)
"Creeping Death" (Live)
"Guitar Solo" (Live)
"Am I Evil?" (Live)
"Motorbreath" (Live)

CD: Live at the Lyceum Theatre, London, UK - December 20th, 1984

"Phantom Lord," "The Call Of Ktulu," "Creeping Death" and "Guitar Solo" Previously Unreleased. All Other Songs Previously Unreleased on CD.

"Phantom Lord" (Live)
"The Four Horsemen" (Live)
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth" (Live)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Live)
"No Remorse" (Live)
"The Call of Ktulu" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"Whiplash" (Live)
"Creeping Death" (Live)
"Guitar Solo" (Live)
"Metal Militia" (Live)

CD: Live at Castle Donington, UK – August 17th, 1985

Previously Unreleased on CD

"Creeping Death" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Live)
"The Four Horsemen" (Live)
"Fade to Black" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"Whiplash" (Live)
"Motorbreath" (Live)

DVD: Metal Hammer, Day on the Green and Danish TV

Live at the Metal Hammer Festival in St. Goarshausen, Germany - September 14, 1985

Previously Unreleased except "The Four Horsemen," "Fade to Black" and "Seek and Destroy"

"Creeping Death" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"Disposable Heroes" (Live)
"No Remorse" (Live)
"(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth" (Live)
"For Whom The Bell Tolls" (Live)
"The Four Horsemen" (Live)
"Fade to Black" (Live)
"Seek and Destroy" (Live)
"Whiplash" (Live)
"Fight Fire With Fire" (Live)
"Guitar Solo" (Live)
"Am I Evil?" (Live)
"Motorbreath" (Live)

Live at MTV's Day on the Green at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA - August 31, 1985

Previously Unreleased except "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

"Creeping Death" (Live)
"Ride the Lightning" (Live)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Live)
MTV Day on the Green Interview with Lars and James

Danish TV

Previously Unreleased

Lars Ulrich When He Was Young (Lars' first television interview)
Spot – Lars Ulrich

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