Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Metallica launch archival project The Metallica Black Box

Metallica have launched a new archival project, The Metallica Black Box.

Debuting with The Black Album Exhibition, the project will offer an unprecedented and ongoing deep dive into every era of Metallica – from the early 1980s garage days up to the present.

The band members will share content by "unboxing" their collections, pulling their favorite, most significant, and personally meaningful artifacts out of careful storage.

"We’ve been incredibly fortunate to travel to all corners of the planet, meet so many amazing people, and do things we once only dreamed of,” says Metallica. “And when you’ve been around for 40 years, you manage to collect a few things! Along the way, the four of us have hung on to many keepsakes, photographs, articles of clothing, sketches, and so much more, stashing these items away in attics, garages, and storage spaces.”

The Metallica Black Box launches with The Black Album Exhibition, featuring a collection of items curated to share in support of the 30th anniversary of the band’s 1991 classic, “Metallica” aka “The Black Album.”

Fans can access photos and memorabilia from the album’s creation and companion world tour, era, as well as checking out ticketed weekly livestream events of 10 concerts from the era – beginning this Saturday, November 20 with Metallica’s September 11, 1991 show in Graz, Austria.

Ticket info and more details are available at

“In the weeks, months, and years ahead, The Black Box will venture progressively deeper into the vaults, the sounds, the visuals, the instruments, the culture, and beyond,” Metallica adds. “We’ll continue to add to The Black Album Exhibition with additional artifacts posted before the end of the year. Next year we’ll return with new exhibits, including a 40-year retrospective and a showcase of the incredible creations of the brilliant graphic artists we’ve worked with over the years. Grab a beverage and a snack and dive in deep to The Metallica Black Box!"

This fall, Metallica released a series of 30th anniversary reissues of “Metallica”, which helped return it to the US Top 10 for the first time in three decades. See also:

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