Metallica came of age in the golden days of cassette trading, a time long before the Internet when finding new music involved a different type of network, composed of like minded individuals. In that spirit, the band’s 1982 demo No Life ’til Leather has been given the reissue treatment in honor of Record Store Day. Kirk Hammett (who had yet to replace original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine on those recordings) told Guitar World that even he was surprised by the move:
When the idea was floated around about releasing the No Life ‘til Leather demo as a cassette, I thought they were joking. Then the next thing you know I’m holding a fucking cassette!
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