Physical formats aren’t quite dead yet in Metallica-land. If you’re still waiting for a new Metallica studio record, well, you’re gonna have to keep waiting. But if anything’s cool with you, then good news: the band announced today that they’ll be releasing all 27 of their shows from 2014 in the still-popular CD format for all to purchase. Available at a price of $19.81 (get it?), the entire collection will also be available in a box set that will run the purchaser $417 (that’s a savings of $117.87, folks). Each show from this year, with the exception of the Glastonbury Festival and the MAP Benefit show, were performed in a “By Request” format, meaning that fans got to vote the setlist.
The band plans to release the shows in chronological order at the rate of a few a week every Monday, starting right now. The box set is due to be released in December, presumably at the same time the entire set has been finished and released to the public. However, you can pre-order it right now if lugging your wallet around is too difficult to do for another three months. If you’re one of those hipster nerds who just has to have everything in vinyl, fans will vote on which four shows will be released on 180-gram vinyl early next year.