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How to get Kirk Hammett's Portals vinyl as solo EP drops

Amber Peake April 23, 2022
How to get Kirk Hammett's Portals vinyl as solo EP drops
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Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has dropped his first solo project and fans want to know how to get it on vinyl.

Hammett’s four-track instrumental EP Portals landed across music streaming sites on Saturday (23 April), with the guitarist also treating fans with a vinyl release.

We take a look at how fans can get their hands on the Kirk Hammett Portals vinyl.

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Metallica guitarist drops solo EP on vinyl

Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitarist, released his first solo project this week as his Portals EP dropped.

The extended play release features four instrumental tracks and is available to stream across music services including Spotify and Apple Music.

Hammett hinted at the vinyl edition of the EP in February this year as he shared a picture of the vinyl’s blue pressing on Twitter:

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How to get Kirk Hammett’s Portals vinyl

The vinyl edition of Kirk Hammett’s Portals EP also dropped today, Saturday, 23 April, aka Record Store Day.

Because of its release on Record Store Day, the vinyl release is only available to buy in stores. Therefore, we recommend checking in with your local vinyl retailer to see where you can buy it in stores near you.

While fans can’t currently get the vinyl edition of the Portals EP outside of stores, you may be able to shop it online soon.

As explained on the Rough Trade website, unsold vinyl not bought today will be available on the Rough Trade site from tomorrow (Sunday, 24 April) at 8am EST.

Other record retailers have stated the vinyl could also be released on their sites from next week. Drift, Banquet Records and Crash Records Leeds have all said the vinyl would be available on its sites from Friday, 29 April.

However, Juno has listed the Portals vinyl to hit its online store next Saturday (30 April).

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.