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The band announced an intimate show at Rasputin Music in Berkeley on Saturday, April 16. Rasputin certainly harkens back to Metallica's early days, as the iconic metal outfit cut their teeth in the Bay Area and even relocated from Los Angeles in the '80s—not that far from where they'll be playing, in fact.Those familiar to the East Bay music scene know that, despite Rasputin's warehouse location, it's pretty limited when it comes to capacity. Metallica smartly turned crowd management into a ticket contest that allows lucky fans to catch the band live without being uncomfortably packed into the Berkeley record store. The RSD ambassadors have also gotten quite savvy when it comes to social media, choosing to stream their Saturday performance live on their Facebook page, starting at 4pm PT. The band is expected to play classic hits as they celebrate both Record Store Day and the remastered deluxe release of debut LP Kill 'Em All and sophomore hit Ride the Lightning, released the day prior. Even if it seems like fewer and fewer audiophiles are actually enjoying the sweet sounds of their LPs, they can at least easily tune in and rock out to Metallica.