LOS ANGELES (Hypebot) –
Launched in March 2004, livemetallica.com
has sold downloads of full live sets of Metallica’s concerts. 300,000 later, the band has responded to fan demands to purchase single tracks from the live sets.
Now single tracks from every live show that Metallica have recorded since the site launched are now available for digital download for $.99 per track. Full shows can still be downloaded for $9.95 and a high-quality FLAC version of the entire set can be purchased for $12.95. Most shows will be available with hours after they end. Fans can also visit the “Vault” section of the website for free downloads of selected shows prior to 2004.
“This is the next logical step in a process that began back in 1991 when we first implemented the “Taper Section” at our shows, where our fans were encouraged to bring in their own gear to record the show, and then take home their very own ‘bootleg’ of the concert they had just seen,” says Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “This technology will enable our fans to get the best possible recording of the show, without having to hold a microphone in the air for the entire night!”