By Radio.com Staff

Record Store Day has announce its 2016 ambassadors will be Metallica.

“Independent record stores are part of Metallica’s DNA,” said drummer Lars Ulrich. “They have been pivotal in shaping each one of us into the music fanatics we’ve all become. We could not be any prouder to be Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2016 and are looking forward to screaming from every rooftop the next few months about everything independent record store and beyond.”

Related: Metallica, Cage The Elephant Rock CBS Radio’s “The Night Before”

This year the band will release Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003, a live recording from the iconic venue at the center of this past Novemeber’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The band, Record Store Day and independent record stores will donate proceeds to benefit Fondation de France’s Give For France charity.

This year’s Record Store Day is set for Saturday, April 16th.

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