Metallica Live Concert Archive

Metallica Live Concert Archive
In theory, political indie icons Fugazi and California thrash gurus Metallica are on opposite spectrums of the music business, but the two acts may have more in common than you think. Much like the DC punks' recent archival concert series, Metallica are now offering up a number of old gigs up for download. Here's the kicker, though — while Fugazi are selling subscriptions to their series, the infamous Napster haters are actually offering up a ton of the shows pro bono.

The group's LiveMetallica.com currently features shows as far back as 1982 up to their recent summer dates as part of their 3D concert shoot. While some are being sold between $9.95 and $12.95, depending on your choice of digital music files, there are currently 24 concerts you can grab for free.

If ever you wanted to check out an early performance of "Ride the Lighting" as played in a club in Cleveland, now is your chance.

You can check out the full list of gratis goodies here.