Metallica will release a physical CD edition of its current digital EP, Beyond Magnetic, on January 31st, according to a press release. The four-song EP, which featured songs recorded during the sessions for the band's 2008 album Death Magnetic, was issued digitally on December 13th, shortly after the band premiered all four songs live during its quartet of 30th anniversary shows in San Francisco earlier that month.

The band said in a statement, "During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, we originally recorded 14 songs. When it came time to pick the songs for the final album, we decided on 10 songs that you've all come to know over the last three years . . . we kept (the other four) in the vault
and decided to pull them for our 30th anniversary celebration last month . . . Now they're being made available to you."

The tracks are "Hate Train," "Just A Bullet Away," "Hell And Back" and "Rebel Of Babylon."