Update: Metallica confirm "coffin" Death Magnetic

Comin' at you in a coffin
Comin' at you in a coffin

Last week we told you about a rumor that was circulatingof a "coffin box" limited-edition of Metallica's Death Magnetic.

Now the band has confirmed such a release on a blog on their official website. It reads as follows:

"For you collector types out there we just had to put together something next level when the new record comes out in the Fall. How about Death Magnetic in a coffin box? The special edition box will come out the same day the album does (we'll tell you when that is soon...very soon) and will of course include the full CD (duh!), along with everything next level cool relating to Death Magnetic!

"Seriously, there will be a CD with the demos of the songs, a DVD of even more "making of the album" footage not seen on Mission: Metallica, a t-shirt only available in this box, a flag, guitar picks, and a fold out poster along with a collector's credit card embossed with a code to redeem a free download of a special European show happening in September (yes, details coming soon!).

"We're in the process of wrapping up the artwork now, so we'll be sure to have some things to show soon. We'll keep you posted here as to when that will be (soon!)...not all countries will be available at the same time, so keep watching."

At MusicRadar, one of our favorite movies is Comin' Home In A Body Bag, so this might just be the next best thing.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.