In honor of the 30th birthday celebrations for The Black Album held on September 10, 2021, the band Metallica embarked on an ambitious and crazy project on every scale, one of the biggest we know at least. The project consists of two huge parts that are executed in honor of the celebrations:
First Part: The Metallica Blacklist
The band has created a special project called "The Metallica Blacklist". The project involves 51 different and diverse musicians who have created new versions of songs from the album. Each of the artists was given to choose freely a song from the album and give it their own meaning and interpretation so that each of them took it in a different direction.
Among the musicians can be found: Alessia Cara, Mac DeMarco, Weezer, Rina Sawayama, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, St. Vincent, Royal Blood, White Reaper, Corey Taylor, Mexican Institute of Sound, Flatbush Zombies, Miley Cyrus, Elton John and many others. You are invited to the album at: Spotify, Apple Music
Second Part: Metallica (Remastered Deluxe Box Set)
The band re-released the album after remastering and adapting to various formats. The album was released on a Vinyl, CD, Cassette, digital file and of course streaming. In addition to the songs, the album received a crazy addition of tracks consisting of live performances, sketches recorded in the studio, various demo recordings and other rear tracks.
Apart from the music, the Box Set consists of a huge collection of details such as: posters, various formats of the album, drafts of lyrics to songs, articles, singles and more.