Metallica: Four new songs to be released digitally

As has been widely reported, as part of their ongoing 30th Anniversary celebrations, metal titans Metallica have debuted four new songs during their live sets.

The songs were left-overs from 2009’s “return to form” release ‘Death Magnetic’.

The songs are to be released as a digital EP, ‘Beyond Magnetic’, available from iTunes in the US at some time this week and from other digital retailers for the rest of the world. There is no confirmed plan to release these tracks in a physical format.

‘Beyond Magnetic EP’ tracklisting:
01. Hate Train
02. Just A Bullet Away
03. Hell And Back
04. Rebel Of Babylon

The Ep represents Metallica’s first released work since their controversial collaboration with Lou Reed. (Read a review of ‘Lulu’ here.)