With less than two weeks to go before the main metal event of the year our friends at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena have released a further 50 tickets for Metallica’s March 3 date.

With the vinyl reissue of their definitive ‘Black’ album out that week and the announcement that the band’s entire back catalogue is to be made available as one iTunes bundle these are exciting times for fans of the US megastars.

For information on how to get your sticky mits on some Metallica tix call the ticket hotline on 0844 4936666, visit the Metro Radio Arena box office in person or log on to www.metroradioarena.co.uk