|EP by Metallica|
|Released||December 13, 2011|
|Recorded||April 2007–May 2008|
|Metallica studio release chronology|
Beyond Magnetic is a 2011 EP by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released to coincide with the band's 30th anniversary shows, in which they released a new song for all four days of the shows. It was originally released as a digital download only on iTunes on December 13, 2011. All four songs featured on Beyond Magnetic were all recorded for the group's Death Magnetic sessions but had not been released. Beyond Magnetic was released on CD on January 30, 2012, internationally, and on the following day in the United States. As of September 2016, Beyond Magnetic sold over 210,000 copies in the U.S.
During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, we originally recorded 14 songs. When it came time to pick the songs for the final album, we decided on 10 songs that you've all come to know over the last three years... Some of you may have heard bits and pieces of those other songs on 'Mission Metallica' (remember 'Mission Metallica'?!) or heard rumors about them during the recording process, and wondered, 'What ever happened to those other four songs???.' We kept them in the vault and decided to pull them just for this special celebration, so here are the four leftover tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions. They are ROUGH mixes, unfinished to their original degree of mixing from March '08. These four songs were released as a gift to our closest fans, the members of our Fan Club, to enjoy. Now they're being made available to you.
On January 3, 2012, Metallica announced that Beyond Magnetic was to be released as a CD on January 31 in the US and January 30 internationally. It was also announced that the EP would be released on vinyl, and would be made available on April 21 in celebration of Record Store Day.
|Consequence of Sound||D-|
During its first week of release, Beyond Magnetic sold 36,000 copies and peaked at number 32 on the Billboard 200.
All lyrics written by Hetfield; all music composed by Metallica.
|2.||"Just a Bullet Away"||7:11|
|3.||"Hell and Back"||6:57|
|4.||"Rebel of Babylon"||8:03|
- Rick Rubin – production
- Lindsay Chase – production coordination
- Kent Matcke – production coordination (at HQ only)
- Greg Fidelman – recording
- Mike Gillies – recording
- Sara Lyn Killion – recording assistant
- Joshua Smith – recording assistant
- Adam Fuller – recording assistant
- Vlado Meller – mastering
Artwork and design
- Anton Corbijn – photography
- Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, CA, US – recording
- Shangri La, Malibu, CA, US – recording
- HQ, San Rafael, CA, US – recording
- Masterdisk – mastering
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||19|
|Canadian Albums (Billboard)||29|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||22|
|Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)||12|
|Japanese Albums (Oricon)||50|
|Korean Albums (Gaon)||44|
|Korean International Albums (Gaon)||8|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||22|
|Scottish Albums (OCC)||23|
|UK Digital Albums (OCC)||13|
|UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)||1|
|US Billboard 200||32|
|US Digital Albums (Billboard)||2|
|US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)||5|
|US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)||2|
|US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)||6|
|US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)||6|
|Worldwide||December 13, 2011||Warner Bros.||digital|
|International||January 30, 2012||Warner Bros.||CD|
|United States||January 31, 2012||Warner Bros.||CD|
|North America||April 21, 2012||Warner Bros.||Vinyl|
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