METALLICA’S Classic “No Life Til Leather” Demo To Be Re-Released

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

METALLICA will celebrate this year’s “Record Store Day” with the release of an exact duplication of the band’s 1982 demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather as a limited-edition cassette on April 18. The artwork was made from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich’s own copy and will feature his handwriting.

Says METALLICA in a statement: “In 1982 we recorded seven songs that became our initial calling card known as No Life ‘Til Leather, and it led us to our first record deal. Tthe rest, as you some of you may know, is history!

“On Record Store Day, April 18th that demo tape will be available as a limited-edition cassette (yes, cassette!!) at your favorite neighborhood record store and Metallica.com. We’ve been digging through the archives, gone to the original source material and re-mastered it to maximize the sound potential for 2015 without altering the original mixes in any way.

“Recorded with the first line-up of the band that appeared live as METALLICA, No Life ‘Til Leather has never been commercially available until now. Look for expanded versions coming on CD, vinyl and a collector’s set sometime this summer. We hope you enjoy this little walk down memory lane with us and that you will continue to join us in supporting independent record stores around the world. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for a list of independent retail stores taking part in Record Store Day.”

No Life ‘Til Leather was recorded on July 6, 1982 at Chateau East Studio, Tustin, California and it features the following tracks:

1. Hit The Lights
2. The Mechanix
3. Motorbreath
4. Seek & Destroy
5. Metal Militia
6. Jump In The Fire
7. Phantom Lord