It's been 30 years since Metallica released their iconic self-titled album — best known as The Black Album. To mark the release of the 1991 classic, they've announced a special reissue which is remastered for ultimate sound quality and will be available in several configurations to suit every music fan’s preference.
They will also be releasing a compilation LP titled The Metallica Blacklist which features 53 artists from multiple genres covering their favourite tunes. Contributing artists include Corey Taylor, Royal Blood, Weezer, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara and more.
A sneak peek at the covers collection was revealed earlier this week with Miley Cyrus’ epic rendition of Nothing Else Matters, featuring an all-star lineup of WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo, and Chad Smith...no big deal. A rendition of Enter Sandman by Juanes has also been released.
Hardcore Metallica fans will surely want to get amongst the deluxe box set that contains a whopping 14 CDs, six vinyl LPs, six DVDs, and more.
Included in the set is a remastered version of the original Black Album (on both CD and vinyl), a Sad But True picture disc, a Live at Wembley vinyl EP, and a Live at Moscow double vinyl LP. The various CDs will boast an array of unreleased content, including demos, rough mixes, and outtakes; live recordings from shows in Oakland, Sacramento, and Germany; and two discs of band interviews conducted by David Fricke and Steffan Chriazi.
If you didn't think the box set could get any more lavish, the six DVDs in the box set will feature “making-of” footage, music videos, and “home movies” shot by photographer Ross Halfin, a Wherever We May Roam concert film, and live shows shot in Belgium, Germany, and Denmark.
The remastered LP will be released in all formats on 10th September and The Metallica Blacklist compilation album will be released digitally first on the same day, then on vinyl and CD on 1st October.
All profits from this collection will be donated to a variety of charities selected by the contributing artists along with Metallica’s own All Within My Hands foundation.
Pre-order the remastered Black Album goodies and the Compilation album here.
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