Monday, August 8, 2011

Metallica’s Black album gets German tribute

Metallica are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with a series of club shows in their hometown of San Francisco this December. The band is promising these shows “will include special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica... fun for the entire family!”

While all metal eyes are on 30, Metallica is also marking another anniversary on this year’s calendar: 20 years since the release of their self-titled album, commonly referred to as the “Black” album based on its cover art.

The “Black” album was released on August 12, 1991, and would go on to propel Metallica into the mainstream, due largely to the success of five singles, including the smash “Enter Sandman.”

Now, 20 years later, and Germany’s Metal Hammer magazine is stepping up to mark the occasion with an anniversary version of the “Metallica” album featuring a wide variety of guest artists performing songs from the record.

The tribute – which features Lemmy from Motorhead, DevilDriver, Sodom and Doro, among others – will be available with the September 2011 edition of the magazine, scheduled to hit German newsstands on August 24.

Metallica “Black” album tribute
Metal Hammer magazine (Germany)
Release date: August 24, 2011

* Lemmy - "Enter Sandman"
* The New Black - "Sad But True"
* DevilDriver - "Holier Than Thou"
* Darkage - "The Unforgiven"
* Callejon - "Wherever I May Roam"
* I.C.S. Vortex - "Don't Tread On Me"
* Neaera - "Through The Never"
* Doro - "Nothing Else Matters"
* Motorjesus - "Of Wolf And Man"
* Finntroll - "The God That Failed"
* Borknagar - "My Friend Of Misery"
* Sodom - "The Struggle Within"

Metallica Metallica

Metallica – Enter Sandman
Sonisphere Festival - Sofia, Bulgaria – June 22, 2010

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