Metallica asks for fan submissions in prepping ‘Load’ and ‘Reload’ box sets

Metallica in 1996; Brian Rasic/Getty Images

Metallica‘s ongoing deluxe reissue campaign is set to continue with Load and Reload, and, once again, the band is asking for your help.

In an email to members of their Met Club fan club, the metal legends write that they’re looking for any ‘Tallica-related memorabilia you may have dating between August 1995 through September 1998, including live photos, show flyers and ticket stubs.

Metallica previously asked for similar fan submissions for their previous five reissues: Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, …And Justice for All and The Black Album

Should you have anything you’d like to share this time around, you can email [email protected].

Load and Reload, released in 1996 and 1997, respectively, followed the massive success of 1991’s The Black Album, which turned Metallica from beloved metal outfit to stadium-headlining superstars. Though both records sold well and spawned hit singles including “Until It Sleeps,” “Hero of the Day,” “King Nothing,” “The Memory Remains” and “The Unforgiven II,” some longtime fans felt Metallica betrayed their thrash metal roots in favor of a more radio-friendly hard rock sound.

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