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Metallica To Release New "Six Feet Down Under" Live EP

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Metallica has checked in with the following announcement about releasing the "Six Feet Down Under" EP in celebration of the band's trek to Australia and New Zealand:

"We're getting psyched up for our return to Australia and New Zealand next week. It's been six long years since we've visited and we're ready to throw down! The nice people at Universal Music were so darn excited that they actually suggested that we release something special to commemorate this last run of World Magnetic tour dates, so ta-da we present the 'Six Feet Down Under' limited edition EP! Coming to Trans-Tasman record stores and also at the Metallica.com Store on September 20.

"Here's the story. The collective brain trust came up with what we thought might be a kinda fun idea. How about some live recordings from each time we have been lucky enough to visit the area? It was all well and good until we realized that we did not start making multi-track recordings of every show until 2004... oops! But you guys, the fans, came to our rescue with some pretty decent bootleg options and we trimmed those down to two songs from each tour in 1989, 1993, 1998, and 2004. In digging a little deeper, it occurred to us that we had tracks that had never before been released as 'live b-sides' (we're not counting the bonus songs on i-Tunes, okay?) and that that added to the adventure of pulling it all together.

"Be gentle with us. A few of these songs are, well, we'll say 'rough,' which may be an understatement!! They do, however, capture the live moments and hopefully you'll have as much fun listening as we did playing on those nights."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Eye of the Beholder - Recorded live on May 4, 1989 at Festival Hall in Melbourne
2. ...And Justice For All - Recorded live on May 4, 1989 at Festival Hall in Melbourne
3. Through the Never - Recorded live on April 8, 1993 at the Entertainment Centre in Perth
4. The Unforgiven - Recorded live on April 4, 1993 at the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne
5. Low Man's Lyric (Acoustic) - Recorded live on April 11, 1998 at the Entertainment Centre in Perth
6. Devil's Dance - Recorded live on April 12, 1998 at the Entertainment Centre in Perth
7. Frantic - Recorded live on January 21, 2004 at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney
8. Fight Fire With Fire - Recorded live on January 19, 2004 at the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane

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1. Ozzie writes:

I cant wait to see them in Brisbane with Lamb of God in a few weeks time! GEez they're doing a bucket load of shows down here - all which sold out in under an hr ofbeing released. THey would have been watching thier bank balances rise each second!

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Trendkill91 writes:

Im with you brother!

I'm going to all 3 shows in Brisbane.
Tickets are in the mail today.
Look forward to seeing Lamb of God again as well.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xDecapitation writes:

lol someone from Disney wrote his script for this announcement.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Ozzie writes:

trendkill - Im only going to the monday night show - but have a few mates doing the whole 3 aswell. Managed to get a Floor GA ticket which should be good. Much better setup than last time with the stage in the middle like their old snake pit days! Lamb of God seem to tour here a bit - they were damn good at Soundwave(i think thats where I saw them?) a few years ago.

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Down Under writes:

What? couldnt come up with more than 8 songs to give away...

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. A Kiwi writes:

No NZ?

# Sep 8, 2010 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. WOLF7 writes:

Hmm, speaking of Dream Theater breaking up... here's another one which should go asap.

# Sep 9, 2010 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ lmao!! nice one wolfie.

hope u have fun TK!! \m/

# Sep 9, 2010 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WOLF7 writes:

My pleasure, Nh ;)

# Sep 9, 2010 @ 9:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MetalByNumbers writes:

" The nice people at Universal Music were so darn excited that they actually suggested that we release something special to commemorate this last run of World Magnetic tour dates, so ta-da we present the 'Six Feet Down Under' limited edition EP! "

It's becoming glaringly obvious that they don't write these announcements themselves, hah. Limited Edition poop, I bet.

# Sep 10, 2010 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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