Metallica Gearing Up to Release Remastered ‘Garage Days’ EP


Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

The Metallica ‘Garage Days’ reissue, out Friday, will be available in a variety of formats, including cassette

Metallica is gearing up to unleash a reissue of “The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited” on Friday (April 13), just ahead of Record Store Day 2018, and the metal guys have released a new video trailer for the set. The 3-minute clip features images of the vinyl record spinning on a turntable with the backing sounds of Metallica’s heavy metal riffing and rhythms. A new video trailer for the set can be viewed below.

First out in August of 1987, the EP came sandwiched between “Master of Puppets” and “… And Justice for All,” packing covers of tunes by Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie and the Misfits. At the time, the EP was a limited release, and it’s been out of print since 1989, which makes this year’s remastered version of major interest. The remastered version will be released as a CD and digital download, as well as in various vinyl versions, including a picture disc, as a cassette and in a longbox.

“The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited” – which was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, California – is available for pre-order via the Metallica store. Other related items for sale include an official “Crash Course in Brain Surgery” scrub shirt and skate deck. Those who pre-order the collection will receive an instant download of the remastered edition of “The Wait.”

The guys of Metallica are currently touring overseas, and they’ll return to the U.S. to perform at the sixth annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 23.

Metallica’s ‘The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited’ Track List:

1. Helpless (originally recorded by Diamond Head)
2. The Small Hours (originally recorded by Holocaust)
3. The Wait (originally recorded by Killing Joke)
4. Crash Course In Brain Surgery (originally recorded by Budgie)
5. Last Caress / Green Hell (originally recorded by Misfits)



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