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Metallica to release 'Black Album' reissue, covers album

Metallica will celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Black Album with a new box set and The Blacklist cover album. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
Metallica will celebrate the 30th anniversary of "The Black Album" with a new box set and "The Blacklist" cover album. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

June 22 (UPI) -- Metallica will release a special reissue of The Black Album in honor of the album's 30th anniversary.

The heavy metal band will celebrate the occasion by releasing a new box set and The Metallica Blacklist, an album featuring covers of Black Album songs by over 50 artists.

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Metallica, aka The Black Album, was released in 1991 and features such singles as "Enter Sandman," "The Unforgiven" and "Nothing Else Matters."

The reissue will feature a remastered and "definitive" version of the album. It will be available as a 180 gram double vinyl EP, a standard CD and 3xCD expanded edition, a digital download and streaming.

The box set also includes the Live at Wembley EP, two interview CDs, five CDs of demos and rough mixes, six live CDs and more.

The Metallica Blacklist features covers by Weezer, St. Vincent, Corey Taylor, Miley Cyrus featuring Watt, Elton John Chris Stapleton and other artists. Profits from the album will be donated to charities of each artist's choice and Metallica's foundation, All Within My Hands.

Metallica will release the reissue and the covers album Sept. 10.



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Metallica was formed in 1981. The band released its 10th studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, in 2016.

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