Beyond Magnetic sold twice as much as Lulu

The four unreleased Death Magnetic tracks were sold as an EP on iTunes. Guess what, they sold twice as much as Lulu.

“Metallica‘s four-song digital EP called Beyond Magnetic sold 36,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort consists of the quartet of previously unheard tracks that the band unveiled in concert earlier in the month during its 30th-anniversary celebration. All four tunes — “Hate Train”, “Just A Bullet Away”, “Hell And Back” and “Rebel Of Babylon” — were recorded during the sessions for the band’s 2008 Death Magnetic album but left off the final track list.

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Considering the songs have been available for free everywhere, including YouTube, it’s pretty cool that they sold so many copies. Take that, Lou Reed.

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