Not to be outdone by competing series of classic Blue Note reissues, Metallica is jumping into the audiophile waters with 45RPM pressings of the band’s first two albums – Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning. These deluxe sets, due on April 15th, feature two 180gm 45RPM vinyl discs pressed at RTI and half-speed mastered by Stan Ricker from the original analog tapes at Mobile Fidelity. Both are packaged in a Stoughton gatefold jacket with a “Louder Faster Heavier” bellyband. Hi Fidelity thrash, indeed. Oh, and both will be available in a single disc 33 1/3RPM issue as well. Retail on the 45RPM sets is $30 and the single disc regular version goes for $17. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve copies.