Six Feet Down Under

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Six Feet Down Under
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EP by Metallica
Released September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) (Australia and New Zealand only)
Recorded May 4, 1989 - January 21, 2004, Australia
Genre Thrash metal
Length52:47
Label Universal Music
Metallica EPs chronology
Some Kind of Monster
(2004)
Six Feet Down Under
(2010)
Six Feet Down Under Part II
(2010)

Six Feet Down Under is a limited edition commemorative live EP [1] by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in Australia and New Zealand only on September 20, 2010 through Universal Music. It has been sold by Trans-Tasman record stores, Metallica online store and iTunes only. The EP contains fan recordings of eight live songs from the band's archive that were never released (two songs from each Australian tour).

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. EPs generally contain a minimum of four tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleRecordedLength
1."Eye of the Beholder"May 4, 1989 at Festival Hall, Melbourne6:33
2."...And Justice for All"May 4, 1989 at Festival Hall, Melbourne9:53
3."Through the Never"April 8, 1993 at the Entertainment Centre, Perth3:40
4."The Unforgiven"April 4, 1993 at the National Tennis Centre, Melbourne7:02
5."Low Man's Lyric" (Acoustic)April 11, 1998 at the Entertainment Centre, Perth7:00
6."Devil's Dance"April 12, 1998 at the Entertainment Centre, Perth5:49
7."Frantic"January 21, 2004 at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney7:46
8."Fight Fire with Fire"January 19, 2004 at the Entertainment Centre, Brisbane5:09
Total length:52:47

Personnel

James Hetfield American musician, songwriter and record producer

James Alan Hetfield is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.

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References

  1. "Heading Down Under". Eight song EP release in celebration!. September 8, 2010.