Metallica unearths 1982 demo tape No Life ’til Leather for first-ever commercial release

Consequence of Sound

While many bands typically put out leftover B-sides and rarities for Record Store Day (April 18th), Metallica is really digging through its archives for the annual vinyl event: The metal rockers will release their 1982 demo tape, No Life ’til Leather, as a limited edition cassette.

Recorded nearly 33 years ago in Tustin, California, the newly remastered collection features the original Metallica lineup of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine, and Ron McGovney. According to a press release, the seven-track effort has never been available commercially until now. Expanded CD and vinyl versions are expected this summer.

No Life ’til Leather will be available through the band’s website and all participating Record Store Day locations.

Read Metallica’s accompanying note about the unique release:

This year we decided to celebrate Record Store Day with our friends at independent retail by taking a huge leap back in time to our humble beginnings with that little…

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