Metallica have announced a massive reissue of their [eponymous] The Black Album for its 30th anniversary and another LP, The Metallica Blacklist, that doesn’t even feature the band but their music – 12 songs covered by 53 artists – both of which will be released on September 10th.

The album of classic Metallica covers offers a diverse company of contributors “spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing their own unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut,” according to Metallica’s site.

A small sample of the artists included are: Mac DeMarco and Weezer each record their own version of Enter Sandman, Flatbush Zombies ft. DJ Scratch tackle The Unforgiven together while Moses Sumney braves the same song on his own. The Chats cover Holier Than Thou and Chris Stapleton covers Nothing Else Matters. It also features St. Vincent covering Sad But True, PUP playing Holier Than Thou, J Balvin and the Neptunes with their versions of Wherever I May Roam, Phoebe Bridgers, My Morning Jacket, and Mickey Guyton covering Nothing Else Matters, respectively and Kamasi Washington playing My Friend Misery. Each of the original 12 songs off the album showcase multiple artists’ takes on the classic tracks.

For now, you can hear Miley Cyrus team with WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith on Nothing Else Matters and Juanes’ version of Enter Sandman below. [Dana’s note: If you have trouble viewing, refresh your browser].

All proceeds from The Metallica Blacklist album will go to Metallica’s charitable foundation All Within My Hands, plus to a charity of each artists’ personal choice.

As for the reissue itself, it is going to be available in a deluxe box set that includes the two LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, six DVDs, a hardcover book.

Listen to a demo version of Enter Sandman below.

Preorder the album now on vinyl, CD, or digital download via Metallica’s site. The vinyl and CDs will be released on October 1st.

The Metallica Blacklist track list:

Enter Sandman individual covers: Alessia Cara & The Warning, Mac DeMarco, Ghost, Juanes, Rina Sawayama and Weezer

Sad But True individual covers: Sam Fender (live version), Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit. Mexican Institute Of Sound Feat. La Perla & Gera Mx, Royal Blood, St. Vincent, White Reaper and YB

 Holier Than Thou individual covers: Biffy Clyro, The Chats, Off!, Pup and Corey Taylor.

The Unforgiven individual covers: Cage The Elephant, Vishal Dadlani with Divine and Shore Police, Diet Cig, Flatbush Zombies Feat. DJ Scratch, Ha*Aah, José Madero and Moses Sumney.

Wherever I May Roam individual covers: J Balvin, Chase & Status Feat. Backroad Gee, The Neptunes and Jon Pardi.

Don’t Tread On Me individual covers: Sebastian, Portugal. The Man Feat. Aaron Beam and Volbeat  

Through The Never individual covers: The Hu and Tomi Owó

Nothing Else Matters individual covers: Phoebe Bridgers, Miley Cyrus Feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith, Dave Gahan, Mickey Guyton, Dermot Kennedy, Mon Laferte, Igor Levit, My Morning Jacket, PG Roxette, Darious Rucker, Chris Stapleton and Tresor.

Of Wolf And Man: Goodnight, Texas

The God That Failed individual covers: Idles and Imelda May

My Friend Of Misery individual covers: Cherry Glazerr, Izía  and KamasiI Washington

The Struggle Within: Rodrigo Y Gabriela

2 Responses

  1. This album is 30 years old?!

    Now I’m starting to feel old…and I’m not 43 until November!! (I was nearly thirteen when this came out; my God where has it all gone?)

    Still sounds fantastic to this day as well.

  2. Great on Meh-tallica for having a project for charity. But I’ve never heard of virtually all of those artists…..I wouldn’t be surprised if Lars was responsible for picking these artists….

    I’m gonna order the Deluxe Box Set version of the 30 Yr. “Blah-k album” just for the extra goodies….

    I saw the “Blah-k album” tour. A few of my very young teenage cousins and sisters wanted to go, too, cuz they liked the radio songs off this album. We had 9th row on the floor. I spent the whole evening making sure these young teenagers didn’t get crushed by all the rowdies on the floor. Looking back, it reminds me just like when KI$$ stopped being a “dangerous” rock and roll band and began being an “uncool” family band.

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