Metallica to release deluxe remastered editions of Kill ‘Em All & Ride The Lightning

Metallica will be releasing deluxe remastered editions of their debut and sophomore efforts, 1983’s Kill ‘Em All and 1984’s Ride The Lightning. These editions of the records will be out next year through their label, Blackened Recording. As they did with their Master Of Puppets book, the band are once again requesting fan assistance in the form of old photos, audio, video, etc. from the era to potentially be included. Here’s the band’s official statement:

“A little over two months ago we reached out to you for your assistance with the definitive Master of Puppets book that author Matt Taylor is assembling and you came through in a very big way – thank you!! We’re back again hoping you can dip into your personal archives and find some gems from the Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning eras as we prep deluxe remastered versions of those two albums coming in 2015.

We want it all! Did you manage to sneak a video camera into a show long before they fit in your pocket? Maybe your old instamatic camera for some snap shots? A cassette Walkman with a microphone? We’re looking for anything and everything… audio, video, photos, fliers, ticket stubs, the set list you picked up off the floor, and in general any mementos you may have from that around that time. Make your mark on these albums by e-mailing us at submissions@metclub.com to share your story and receive more info about submitting photos, videos, audio recordings and other mementos.

Remember, we want everything (well, everything that’s yours)! Nothing is too small or too trivial… share your archives with your fellow fans and have some fun with us walking down memory lane. By submitting it, you’re saying we can use it should your piece of history land on a release (yes, the lawyers made us add this part!).”