This year, Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – is going to be a little darker.

Metallica is releasing a new concert set, “Live at Grimey’s,” on Nov. 26, and is handing it off to independent record retailers only.
The album was recorded on June 12, 2008, at Nashville indie shop Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, the week that the veteran metal band was scheduled to headline Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. The resulting recording includes classics like “Master of Puppets” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” performed for a few lucky fans at the 150-person capacity space.
“Live at Grimey’s” (Warner Bros.) will be available in standard CD format and limited-edition vinyl. It will be sold only at establishments that participate in the indie-oriented annual sale event Record Store Day. Check out this site for participating retailers.
Here is the tracklist for “Live at Grimey’s”:

No Remorse
Harvester of Sorrow
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Master of Puppets
Sad But True
Seek and Destroy


After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.