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Metallica Will Release Album to Benefit Victims of Paris Attacks

Metallica At The Night Before
Metallica/Getty Images (L to R) Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield of Metallica performing The Night Before at AT&T Park on Feb. 6, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif.

The legendary heavy metal band plans to release the album on April 16 for Record Store Day

Metallica have announced they will release a live album to benefit the victims of the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks.

Profits will go to Fondation de France’s Give For France, a charity that raises funds for victims’ families and survivors of the coordinated violence that killed 130 people. It is titled Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica!, echoing the French national motto of liberty, equality and fraternity.

All nine songs on the album were recorded live during Metallica’s June 2003 performance at the Bataclan concert hall, the same venue where terrorists with ties to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) killed 90 people when they opened fire during an Eagles of Death Metal concert in November.

Metallica plans to release the CD on April 16 for Record Store Day, an international initiative to support local music stores.

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