Metallica have marked the 30th anniversary of their 1991 self-titled classic — best known as The Black Album — with a special reissue and a compilation featuring 53 artists covering their favorite songs from the LP.
The official reissue comes in several formats, including a deluxe box set that contains a whopping 14 CDs, six vinyl LPs, six DVDs, and more (digital versions and smaller sets will also be available).
Included in the deluxe box set version of The Black Album reissue 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 even two discs of band interviews conducted by David Fricke and Steffan Chriazi.
On top of all that, the six DVDs in the box set will feature some “making-of” footage, music videos, and “home movies” shot by photographer Ross Halfin. There will also be a Wherever We May Roam concert film, plus live shows shot in Belgium, Germany, and Denmark.
As for The Metallica Blacklist, the collection features contributions from artists from every genre imaginable.
Among them are Ghost, Alessia Cara, Mac DeMarco, Weezer, Rina Sawayama, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, St. Vincent, Royal Blood, White Reaper, Corey Taylor, Mexican Institute of Sound, Flatbush Zombies, José Madero, Moses Sumney, J Balvin, the Neptunes, Phoebe Bridgers, Mickey Guyton, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Idles, and Kamasi Washington. (A recent performance of ‘Nothing Else Matters‘ on Howard Stern’s show with Miley Cyrus is available to view below.)
Following its digital release in September, vinyl and CD versions of The Metallica Blacklist will be released on October 1st.
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.
To add to the celebrations, Overdrive in association with Universal Music Ireland are giving away a few Metallica items over the coming weeks, starting with a killer ‘Wherever I May Roam‘ limited varsity jacket [see pics below].
If you would like to enter this competition all you have to do is:
The winner will be chosen at random and contacted privately on October 29th. All entries and winners are protected under GDPR guidelines under EU law.