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Metallica Announce Live EP and Plans for a Joint DVD with Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer

via their MySpace page
Unfortunately Metallica won't be joining Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer

for their October 3 performance at Bayfront Park. But they're still a band that always comes to mind when thinking of classic metal. And what's more "metal" than a band putting together an EP filled with fan bootlegs?

The band has decided to do just that, naming the limited edition EP Six Feet Down Under. It will be released on September 20 via their website, but what makes the album even more unique was the concept behind it. As their site put it:

"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."

As if that news weren't enough to get us moshing in excitement, they also have plans to release a joint DVD with Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer titled The Big Four Live from Sofia, on October 25. Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to NME about the joint shows DVD, saying:
"Who would have thought that, more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal's Big Four would not only still be around, be more popular than ever, playing shows together at stadiums all over Europe."

The full tracklisting will be:

Caught In A Mosh
Got The Time
Be All, End All
Indians (H&H)
Metal Thrashing Mad
I Am The Law

Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Hangar 18
Wake Up Dead
Head Crusher
In My Darkest Hour
Skin O' My Teeth
A Tout Le Monde
Hook In Mouth
Sweating Bullets
Symphony Of Destruction
Peace Sells/Holy Wars Reprise

World Painted Blood
War Ensemble
Hate Worldwide
Seasons In The Abyss
Angel Of Death
Beauty Through Order
Mandatory Suicide
Chemical Warfare
South Of Heaven
Raining Blood

Creeping Death
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Harvester Of Sorrow (Kirk Doodle)
Fade To Black
That Was Just Your Life
Sad But True (Roberto Doodle)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Master Of Puppets
Blackened (James Doodle)
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Am I Evil?
Hit The Lights
Seek And Destroy