Metallica Says: “S&M2 Finally Arrives” on August 28th

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The Press Release:
In September of 2019, we were on stage for two incredible nights with the San Francisco Symphony commemorating the opening of the new Chase Center here in our backyard as well as the 20th anniversary of the first S&M. Celebrating with fans from all around the world (almost 70 countries represented!) and sharing the stage with our hometown symphony, its legendary Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater, was beyond inspiring and a major highlight in our crazy, cool time as a band. Now we can all relive those two special nights as both video and audio versions of the shows are available for pre-order now, hitting stores on August 28.

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S&M2, is coming your way in a number of formats, ranging from standard 4LP vinyl, collectible colored vinyl, 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and Deluxe Box set, all the way up to the Fifth Member™ exclusive Super Deluxe Box, limited to 500 copies (which members can enter to reserve), each featuring original sheet music used in the show and signed by all four band members. Including the first-ever symphonic renditions of songs written and released since those first S&M shows, the album was produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich.

“So why did this take almost 12 months to release?” The concert film is a brand-new edit done by Joe Hutshing (Through The Never) and both the audio and visuals have been taken to the next level from the October 2019 theatrical version that played in over 3,700 cinemas worldwide. Originally planned for a mid-June release, unfortunately pressing plants and printers closed due to COVID-19 just as we were getting ready to manufacture the various configurations. We’re excited that we’re back on track, everything’s in motion, and we can finally get the music to you.

Fifth Members™ should login for a 20% discount and all pre-orders will receive MP3 downloads of the S&M2 versions of “All Within My Hands” and “Nothing Else Matters.”


The Ecstasy of Gold
The Call of Ktulu
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Day That Never Comes
The Memory Remains
Moth Into Flame
The Outlaw Torn
No Leaf Clover
Halo on Fire
Intro to Scythian Suite
Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits
Intro to The Iron Foundry
he Iron Foundry, Opus 19
The Unforgiven III
All Within My Hands
(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
Wherever I May Roam
Master of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, I was NOT on point for the pair of concerts that happened in 2019 and for whatever reason I wasn’t available when they did the whole “One Night Only” presentation in theaters across the country. Generally speaking I have my movie time slot filled to the brim with all of the superhero stuff so I shy away from the Metal movie galas when they happen. I do want to get myself a copy of this release but I’d want the deluxe version of the Blu-ray, CD and some of the other stuff that comes along with it. I probably need to wait though because like many of you readers out there, the virus outbreak has slowed down the financial influx of my life and right now its more important to pay the bills than to enjoy superfluous purchases. As I close this up I wonder if you will be pre-ordering this release or if you even attended one of the concerts when they happened last year. I also hope that you are keeping safe and following your own regional directives to ensure your own and the health of those around you. See you next time my friends.

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