Metallica Releases Outtakes EP

    Metallica announced it will drop an EP of outtakes, titled Beyond Magnetic, which is out today. Before it spreads to other retail outlets, though, the band said that the four-track recording will first be available through iTunes, where it will remain exclusively for one week. The songs–“Hate Train,” “Just a Bullet Away,” “Hell and Back” and “Rebel of Babylon”–are, as you might have guessed, from Metallica’s 2008 Death Magnetic sessions. The band, which is celebrating its recent 30th anniversary, did note in a press statement that these tracks are still rough mixes. However, chances are high that plenty of people will be pleased to just hear Metallica minus Lou Reed. [RS]