Metallica to Aid Paris Victims with Live Album Recorded at Le Bataclan

Metallica to Aid Paris Victims with Live Album Recorded at Le Bataclan
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02/25/2016 AT 05:45 PM EST

Metallica will pay homage to the Bataclan and its victims, releasing an album recorded live in the Paris club, it was announced Wednesday.

Proceeds from the sales of Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite, Metallica – Live at Le Bataclan, Paris, France – June 11th, 2003 will go to Give for France, a charity assisting survivors and families of the attacks.

The archive album features a nine-song set performed by the arena band during the night they played a marathon of three different shows at three separate Paris clubs to promote St. Anger.

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Ninety heavy metal fans were killed at Le Bataclan when terrorists broke in during a concert by the Eagles of Death Metal last November during a series of coordinated attacks that left 130 dead and over 350 injured across Paris.

The Bataclan has remained closed since the shootings. Recently announced plans call for reopening at the end of this year. Over 900 survivors of the tragedy regrouped for the first time at an emotionally charged concert by the band in Paris earlier this month.

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Metallica has chosen April 16 – record store day – as a release date. The band are the 2016 ambassadors for the annual event promoting independent music stores, and organizers for the day (celebrated in France as 'Disquaire Day') plan to highlight the ties between U.S. and French "music living humans."

Metallica have played together since 1981 but haven't released an album of new music since 2008. The thrash metal pioneers intend to release a studio recording later this year or early 2017.
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