Metallica to Bring Back 'Monster' and Issue Record Store Day Release

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Metallica will release a special 10-year-anniversary edition of their 2004 documentary, Some Kind of Monster, on November 24. The documentary, long out of print, will be issued in a two-disc Blu-ray release. It will also be available for the first time via Video On Demand.

Some Kind of Monster follows the band through three of the most turbulent years in its career. It provides an intimate look into the lives and psyches of the members of one of the most successful metal bands as they battle their way through addiction, domestic life, backlash from their fans, and near-total disintegration during the making of their album St. Anger.

The updated version will contain an additional bonus feature, Metallica: This Monster Lives, a 25-minute follow-up piece filmed at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 during the release of Metallica: Through the Never, the band's second film. This Monster Lives features interview footage with the band that looks at the decade since the release of Some Kind of Monster.

In addition, Metallica will issue a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl album on Black Friday Record Store Day, November 28. The disc will feature the "First Pass" (studio) version of "Lords of Summer" as well as a previously unreleased live version recorded at the Rock in Rome Sonisphere Festival on July 1, 2014. Side B will feature a laser etching of the Metallica "M" logo. This collectible vinyl will be available only through independent retail and For a list of Record Store Day shops, visit