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Metallica to Reissue 'The Black Album' & Release 'The Metallica Blacklist'

Metallica has big plans for their self-titled album's 30th anniversary. On September 10, the band will reissue their 1991 album (known as The Black Album) with remastered songs and a deluxe box set.

The box set will include 2 LPs, a picture disc, 3 live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a hardcover book, and more. Metallica has released a trailer showing off the extensive list of goodies that come along with the set. It also features archival footage of the band from over the years.

Even more exciting, Metallica is releasing The Metallica Blacklist, a 53-track album featuring popular artists delivering covers of their favorite Black Album songs. It will be split into different segments based on song. For example, there’s a section that has Mac DeMarco, Rina Sawayama, and Weezer all putting their spin on “Enter Sandman.”

All proceeds from The Metallica Blacklist will go to charity. It will be released digitally in September, alongside The Black Album reissue. Vinyl and CD versions of the covers album will be available October 1.

Some notable covers on the Blacklist include St. Vincent singing “Sad But True,” J Balvin and the Neptunes delivering distinct renditions of “Wherever I May Roam,” Cage the Elephant sharing their version of "The Unforgiven," and Phoebe Bridgers, My Morning Jacket, and Mickey Guyton separately covering “Nothing Else Matters."

Miley Cyrus has also shared a cover of "Nothing Else Matters," which her and Elton John have been teasing since March. John is featured on her cover, as well as Watt, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

You can find the full Blacklist tracklist over on Metallica's website. Pre-orders for The Black Album and the Blacklist are also available on their online store.

Several "Enter Sandman" versions that will appear on The Black Album reissue have been shared by Metallica, as well as a cover by Juanes that will appear on the Blacklist. Listen to them below.

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Article Image: Metallica at the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014. (s_bukley via DepositPhotos.)

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