Marking the 30th anniversary of their self-titled fifth album, best known as The Black Album, Metallica have announced two commemorative releases, both out September 10 on the band’s own Blackened Recordings. One is a new, expanded edition of the album, which will be available as a deluxe box set featuring the 2xLP, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, six DVDs, a hardcover book, and more. The other is a massive covers album featuring 53 artists’ take on Black Album songs.
The Metallica Blacklist, which benefits various charities, is split into different sections; for example, there’s multiple artists putting their spin on ‘Enter Sandman’, including Weezer, Rina Sawayama, Juanes, Ghost, Mac DeMarco, and Alessia Cara & The Warning. Phoebe Bridgers, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, My Morning Jacket, Mickey Guyton, and Chris Stapleton are among the artists who have tackled ‘Nothing Else Matters’, while St. Vincent, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Sam Fender, Royal Blood, and others offered their take on ‘Sad But True’. Then there’s the likes of Moses Sumney, Diet Cig, Flatbush Zombies featuring DJ Scratch, Ha*Ash, José Madero, and Cage the Elephant covering ‘The Unforgiven’. The project also includes contributions from PUP, J Balvin, OFF!, Corey Taylor, the Neptunes, Portugal. The Man, IDLES, Cherry Glazer, Kamasi Washington, and more.
The full Blacklist tracklist can be found at Metallica’s website. Below, check out Miley Cyrus’ rendition of ‘Nothing Else Matters’, featuring Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, along with Juanes’ version of ‘Enter Sandman’, and trailers for the albums. Several other versions of ‘Enter Sandman’ have also been released and can be found below.