In Light of the revelations by Kirk Hammett that Metallica have "Run out of excuses to start recording a new album" (which I am sure was a great delight to devotees of the band) here are some more fantastic Metallica items. These came direct from the collection of Sem Hadland, former webmaster of Encyclopedia Metallica, and author of Fuel and FIre: A Collectors Guide To Metallica.
Harvester Of Sorrow – Rare AUTOGRAPHED 1988 UK Vertigo injection moulded label promotional-only vinyl 7", which plays the same track on both sides, this was never commercially released as 7" single anywhere in the world; customblack & white picture sleeve. The sleeve has only a few light signs of storage wear whilst the vinyl is superb. This copy has been boldly signed by James Hetfield in black and Jason Newsted in blue by their respective image on the frontof the sleeve. Jason left the band in 2001. This has come from the collection of Sem Hadland, author of the book "Metallica Fuel & Fire, the illustrated collectors guide to Metallica" and previous owner/webmaster of Encyclopedia Metallica. A stunning rarity that deserves a place in any Metallica collection
Whiplash – Rare US-only Megaforce issued limited edition un-numbered 4-track vinyl 12" PICTURE DISC including Special Neck Brace Mix, Jump In The Fire, Seek And Destroy and Phantom Lord. The perfect addition to any real Metallica collection MRS-04
Fade To Black – Rare 1984 US promotional only Black Vinyl 12" which plays the same track on both sides, die-cut Elektra company sleeve with a custom red & black 'The Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report' sticker on the front. The sleeve has only a few light storage creases but the sticker has not been affected, the vinyl is in 'near as new' condition showing very little, if any signs of being played with clean labels without any spindle marks. Although not as rare as the lime green vinyl issue this is still a very sought after item, with this in outstanding condition ED5044