Metallica and Black Sabbath Team Up for Split Record Store Day Single

Metallica and Black Sabbath Team Up for Split Record Store Day Single
Metallica and Black Sabbath have cooked up something special for the annual Record Store Day celebration this year.

As per an announcement by UK-based record label Rough Trade, the monumental bands have agreed to issue a limited-edition split twelve-inch single on April 17.

Limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies, the picture disc will feature Black Sabbath's inimitable "Paranoid" from their 1970 album of the same name. This version, however, will boasts alternate lyrics.

Metallica have opted for the collectable UNKLE remix of their tune "Frantic" from their 2003 effort St. Anger (probably the only sought-after piece of that debacle).

As there are no pre-orders, online offers or any of that jazz - which is kind of the point to Record Store Day: getting your butt into the shops - be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on the 17th.

Speaking of these bands, covers have always been Metallica's strongest suit, evidenced by this version of Sabbath's "Hole in the Sky:"