Free Music Monday: Metallica live at the Agora, 1983

Metallica has made a Cleveland show from 1983 available for free on their website.
Metallica made their name as the thrash-metal greats, and later turned into one of the world's biggest rock and roll bands. But they’re more recently known for ratting out Napster users who downloaded their tracks without paying, meaning they’ll surely be sent to the part of Heaven where they keep the poachers and mimes. Yet they’re now paying off their karmic debt with an ongoing series of free downloads of concert recordings. A new addition to the Vault section of is a Cleveland show from the Agora, December 18, 1983. The 90-minute, two-disc set downloads as 14 mp3 files, 56 MB total. Though Ride the Lightning, their major-label debut, wasn't out yet, the set list is pretty much their first two albums. Frontman James Hetfield’s between-song banter alone makes the download totally worth it: Click here for a metal storm...

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