Hear New Metallica Covers from IDLES and Rina Sawayama; ‘Metallica Blacklist’ Project Out 9/10


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On Sept. 10, Metallica will commemorate its groundbreaking 1991 self-titled Black Album with a lavish 30th anniversary reissue. It’s been previewed in recent weeks with demo recordings and tracks from its companion Metallica Blacklist covers compilation, which boasts 53 different artists paying homage to the thrash/metal titans‘ landmark record.

The newest previews of the Blacklist compilation find two acts from disparate ends of the musical spectrum reinterpreting songs from the Black Album. Here’s pop/indie singer Rina Sawayama tackling “Enter Sandman”:

And here’s boisterous U.K. indie band IDLES with “The God That Failed”:

Click here to pre-order The Metallica Blacklist on 4-CD Box Set
Click here to pre-order The Metallica Blacklist on 7-LP Box Set

Also shared recently from the Blacklist album were “Nothing Else Matters” from both Chris Stapleton and Phoebe Bridgers, Weezer attempting “Enter Sandman,” “Don’t Tread On Me” from Volbeat and SebastiAn,  “The Unforgiven” by a trio of eclectic acts, “Holier Than Thou” covered by Biffy Clyro and OFF! and  covers of “Sad but True” from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, St. Vincent and Sam Fender, which followed “Nothing Else Matters” from Miley Cyrus/Elton John/Yo-Yo Ma and Juanes’ “Enter Sandman.”

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the now-timeless record that defines both the band and an entire era of music (even if its smooth production and more pop-oriented compositions ruffled the feathers of old-school Metallica heads more interested in thrash metal), and to mark the occasion the band has put together both an elaborate reissue package and the Blacklist covers compilation.

Metallica also shared a rough mix of “The God That Failed”:

Here’s Miley Cyrus feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo, Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters”

There’s also a recent deep-dive into the expanded Black Album reissue with longtime Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who explores it all:

Here’s everything featured in the Deluxe Box Set:

Limited edition deluxe numbered box set (with magnetic flap) of Metallica (Remastered) includes the album remastered on 180-gram double LP and CD, Sad But True picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs and six DVDs featuring unreleased content (live shows, rough mixes, demos, etc), MP3 download card of all audio, four tour laminates, lanyard, three lithos, three guitar picks, lyric folder and sheets, and a 120-page hardcover book with never-before-seen photos + stories from those who were there.

Click here to pre-order Metallica: Remastered on CD
Click here to pre-order Metallica: Remastered on 3-CD
Click here to pre-order Metallica: Remastered on 2-LP
Click here to pre-order Metallica: Remastered on Deluxe Box Set

As for the Blacklist compilation, here’s its track listing, which features quite a few different takes on the album’s hits, “Enter Sandman,” “Sad but True” and, most abundantly, “Nothing Else Matters”:

“Enter Sandman” — Alessia Cara & The Warning
“Enter Sandman” — Mac DeMarco
“Enter Sandman” — Ghost
“Enter Sandman” — Juanes
“Enter Sandman” — Rina Sawayama
“Enter Sandman” — Weezer
“Sad but True (Live)” — Sam Fender
“Sad but True” — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
“Sad but True” — Mexican Institute of Sound
“Sad but True” — Royal Blood
“Sad but True” — St. Vincent
“Sad but True” — White Reaper
“Sad but True” — YB
“Holier Than Thou” — Biffy Clyro
“Holier Than Thou” — The Chats
“Holier Than Thou” — OFF!
“Holier Than Thou” — PUP
“Holier Than Thou” — Corey Taylor
“The Unforgiven” — Cage the Elephant
“The Unforgiven” — Vishal Dadlani, DIVINE & Shor Police (ft. Metallica)
“The Unforgiven” — Diet Cig
“The Unforgiven” — Flatbush Zombies (ft. DJ Scratch)
“The Unforgiven” — Ha-Ash
“The Unforgiven” — Jose Madero
“The Unforgiven” — Moses Sumney
“Wherever I May Roam” — J Balvin (ft. Metallica)
“Wherever I May Roam” — Chase & Status
“Wherever I May Roam” — The Neptunes (ft. Metallica)
“Wherever I May Roam” — Jon Pardi
“Don’t Tread On Me” — SebastiAn
“Don’t Tread On Me” — Portugal. the Man
“Don’t Tread On Me — Volbeat
“Through The Never” — The Hu
“Through The Never” — Tomi Owo
“Nothing Else Matters” — Phoebe Bridgers
“Nothing Else Matters” — Miley Cyrus (ft. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith)
“Nothing Else Matters” — Dave Gahan
“Nothing Else Matters” — Mickey Guyton
“Nothing Else Matters” — Dermot Kennedy
“Nothing Else Matters” — Mon LaFerte
“Nothing Else Matters” — Igor Levit
“Nothing Else Matters” — My Morning Jacket
“Nothing Else Matters” — PG Roxette
“Nothing Else Matters” — Darius Rucker
“Nothing Else Matters” — Chris Stapleton
“Nothing Else Matters” — TRESOR
“Of Wolf and Man” — Goodnight, Texas
“The God That Failed” — IDLES
“The God That Failed” — Imelda May
“My Friend of Misery” — Cherry Glazerr
“My Friend of Misery” — Izia
“My Friend of Misery” — Kamasi Washington
“The Struggle Within” — Rodrigo y Gabriela


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