The Black album is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time. Its 1991 release not only gave Metallica their first No. 1 album in no less than 10 countries, including a 4-week run at No. 1 in the US, their relentless series of singles – ‘Enter Sandman’, ‘The Unforgiven‘, ‘Nothing else matters’, ‘Wherever I may roam’, Y ‘Sad but true‘- fueled the band’s rise to headlining stadiums, radio and MTV dominating household name status. The album’s reception from the press was similarly sharp, building over the years from the top 10 in the 1991 Village Voice Pazz & Jop national critics poll to becoming a consistent presence on the Top 500 Albums by all the Rolling Stone times. The album’s impact and relevance continues to grow, as evidenced by an indisputable fact: The Black Album remains undisputed as the best-selling album in Nielsen Soundscan history, outselling all releases in all genres for the past 30 years. .
To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the GRAMMY winner, certified 16x platinum Black album is getting its definitive relaunch. Remastered for the highest sound quality, the Black album remaster will be available in multiple configurations, including 180 gram double vinyl LP, standard CD and 3 expanded edition CDs, digital and limited edition Deluxe Box Set (containing 180G 2LP remastered album, one picture disc, three LP live, 14 CDs (containing pre-mixes, demos, interviews, live shows), 6 DVDs (containing discarded takes, behind the scenes, official videos, live shows), a 120-page hardcover book, four touring laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a Metallica string, a folder with lyrics sheets, and a download card).
Much more than a mere tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist celebrates the enduring influence of this musical milestone with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the Metallica team – more than 50 unprecedented artists spanning an incredibly wide range of genres, generations. , cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique rendition of their favorite Black Album track.
Metallica’s blacklist offers new dimensions to the album whose gravitational pull first drew mainstream to Metallica, and provides new insights into the universal and timeless appeal that kept it there: the border-breaking influence these 12 songs have had. on fans and musicians of all stripes. The 53 tracks on Metallica Blacklist find singer-songwriters, country artists, electronic and hip hop artists who share their love for these songs alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music and many, many more. and for more than 50 years. Causes: Proceeds will be split evenly between the artist’s chosen charities and Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.
The Metallica Blacklist is a fitting and limitless tribute, featuring bands who have shared the stage with Metallica alongside artists who are younger than the original album. It’s a truly amazing, sometimes baffling ensemble of musicians, dozens of whom have little or nothing in common other than the shared passion for music that has brought them together for this album: 1 album. 12 songs. 53 artists. Unlimited possibilities.
The Metallica blacklist will be available digitally on September 10, with physical formats to follow on October 1, including 4 CDs and a limited edition of 7 LPs on vinyl. Pre-orders will instantly receive multi-platinum selling artist, songwriter, philanthropist and pioneer Miley Cyrus’s version of ‘Nothing else matters’ featuring WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo, Vishal Dadlani, Divine and Chad Smith, and the performance of Latin music superstar Juanes de Enter Sandman‘.
All proceeds from The Metallica Blacklist will be split equally between the All Within My Hands Foundation and more than 50 charities chosen by the artists participating in the album. All Within My Hands was founded by the band in 2017 as a way for the entire Metallica family to give back to the communities that have supported the band by supporting workforce education, fighting hunger, and other critical local services.
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