Metallica Announces 53-Song Album Starring Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Moses Sumney, Rina Sawayama & More

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of their self-titled fifth album, better known as The black album, Metallica has announced two commemorative releases, both of which will be released on September 10 on the group’s own Blackened Recordings. One is a new expanded edition of the album, which will be available as a deluxe box set including 2xLP, picture disc, three live vinyl records, 14 CDs, six DVDs, hardcover book and more. The other is a massive cover album featuring 53 artists Black album Songs.

The Metallica Blacklist, which benefits various charities, is divided into different sections; for example, several artists give their turn to “Enter Sandman”, including Weezer, Rina Sawayama, Juanes, Ghost, Mac DeMarco and Alessia Cara & The Warning. Phoebe Bridgers, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, 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 is Moses Sumney, Diet Cig, Flatbush Zombies with DJ Scratch, Ha * Ash, José Madero and Cage the Elephant who cover “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.

Full Blacklist the track list can be found on The Metallica website. Below, check out Miley Cyrus’ take on ‘Nothing else matters’, with Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Chad Smith, as well as Juanes’ version “Enter Sandman”, and trailers for the albums. Several other versions of ‘Enter Sandman’ have also been released and can be found below.

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