Monday, August 24, 2015
A new book on Metallica’s self-titled 1991 record – known as The Black Album – by author David Masciotra will be published as part of Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 Series on September 24.
With more than 30 million copies sold worldwide – including 16 million in the States – “Metallica” delivered five singles including the smash “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Wherever I May Roam” and “Sad But True.”
Masciotra gives readers unprecedented insight into the story behind the iconic album through interviews with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and producer Bob Rock.
“The book is a must read for Metallica, metal, and hard rock fans,” says Masciotra, “as I will give up close and personal details, received personally from the band, into the making of The Black Album, and I will examine the importance of Metallica’s music, along with the philosophical depth it possesses.”
The “Black” Album continues to be the best-selling release of the US Nielsen SoundScan era, which started in 1991.
Metallica are currently playing a short series of European shows before performing two special concerts in Quebec City next month.
On September 14, the group will play the final event at Colisee Pepsi, a hockey arena first opened in 1949. Metallica have played seven shows in the arena, including two that were filmed for 2012’s “Quebec Magnetic” DVD release.
On September 16, the band will play the first event at the brand new Centre Vidéotron.
Metallica will follow the Quebec City dates with a headline set at Rock In Rio on September 19.
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