Metallica to mark 30 years of ‘The Black Album’ with ‘Blacklist’ covers album

A massive 53-track collection of covers by artists of all stripes.

Metallica have announced huge plans to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of their self-titled record, otherwise known as The Black Album: a remastered reissue of the original LP as well as The Metallica Blacklist—a sprawling 53-track covers compilation.

Blacklist features several prominent names in rock, including IDLES, Weezer, Royal Blood, St Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, My Morning Jacket, Cage the Elephant and more. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Volbeat and Mongolian metal band The Hu will also contribute.

Metallica have also tapped several pop and hip-hop artists to contribute. Notably, Miley Cyrus’ rendition of “Nothing Else Matters” featuring Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and more has been released. Other names include Rina Sawayama, Flatbush Zombies, The Neptunes and J Balvin.


The Metallica Blacklist will be released digitally on September 10, with CD and limited-edition vinyl physical editions arriving shortly after on October 1. The album is available for preorder here.

In other Metallica news, the band marked Super Bowl Weekend in February with a blistering performance of “Enter Sandman,” and covered Alice in Chains’ “Would” for the annual MoPop Founders Award Benefit.

Watch for trailer for The Metallica Blacklist here:


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