Metallica prepare to launch ‘Load’ and ‘Reload’ deluxe remasters

Posted by on February 4, 2022


Metallica are working on deluxe remastered versions of their albums Load and Reload from 1996 and 1997 respectively. The band has put out the call to their fans for help in filling this new offering with rare and exclusive content.

In a call to action to members of its fan club metallica said:

“We’re working our way through the catalog to bring you the comprehensive Deluxe Box Sets we’ve come to love. And now it’s time to get started on ‘Load’ and ‘ReLoad’! As you may remember, we asked you for help in putting together the first five box sets and, to make sure there’s a fan footprint on all of these releases, we’ll be doing that again! We’re looking for anything and everything you might have from August 1995 through September 1998: live photos (taken by you!) or snaps from a meet & greet, flyers, ticket stubs, backstage passes, and whatever other mementos you may have from that time. Make your mark on these albums by emailing us at [email protected] to share your story and receive more info about submitting these little pieces of history. Nothing is too small or trivial; share your archives with your fellow fans and have some fun walking down memory lane with us!”

Metallica guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield has repeatedly expressed his dislike of the Load album cover and its inspiration, telling Classic Rock magazine in a 2009 interview:

“Lars and Kirk were very into abstract art, pretending they were gay. I think they knew it bugged me. It was a statement around all that. I love art, but not for the sake of shocking others. I think the cover of Load was just a piss-take around all that. I just went along with the make-up and all of this crazy, stupid shit that they felt they needed to do.”


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