Three new puzzles based on Metallica’s albums are in production, with 500-piece sets for ‘St. Anger’, 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’ and 2016’s ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ are set to be released on September 17th.
Like previous releases in Zee Productions’ Rock Saws series – which turn the covers of “Kill Em All”, “Ride The Lightning”, “Master Of Puppets” and more into puzzles – the new sets will come in boxes of 12-inch vinyl size, intended to accompany their respective releases.
All three upcoming sets are available to pre-order now. Take a look below:
According to Toy Newsthe sets were developed by self-proclaimed metalhead Zee Productions Steve Beatty, who wanted to expand merchandising opportunities for legacy releases from iconic rock and metal bands.
“I want to make puzzles for music fans. Vinyl came back and I loved the idea of turning awesome record covers into jigsaw puzzles, maybe glue the record down and do [both] together,” Beatty said.
With the arrival of the sets of ‘St. Anger’, ‘Death Magnetic’ and ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’, the only albums in Metallica’s catalog that have yet to receive the Rock Saw treatment are the self-titled 1991 LP (commonly referred to as ‘The Black Album’) , 1996′ Load ‘and ‘Reload’ from 1997.
In other Metallica news, the band recently announced two special shows in their hometown of San Francisco to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The group will return to Chase Center, the venue it opened in 2019 with its “S&M2” shows, in December.
The group is also gearing up to release a 30th anniversary reissue of “The Black Album.” Alongside the regular reissue, a new disc, “The Metallica Blacklist”, contains cover versions of songs from “The Black Album” by a range of artists.
Among the previously shared tracks from “The Metallica Blacklist” are a cover of “The Unforgiven” by New York duo Diet Cig, a new version of “Holier Than Thou” by Biffy Clyro and two new versions of “Sad But True by Sam Fender and Saint-Vincent.
2022 will see Metallica take the stage at a series of festivals around the world, including Hellfest in France, NOS Alive in Portugal and Mad Cool in Spain.