Metallica Release Unused Version of “Sad But True”
Okay, assholes. Metallica gave us five days off from Black Album anniversary shit. Now it’s time to shove it down our throats again. OPEN WIDE, MOTHERFUCKERS.
So: the band has released “Sad But True (Take 36 – February 5th, 1991),” an unused iteration of one of the album’s many mega-hit singles. It’s take from the Rough & Alternate Mixes bonus CDs that will be part of the Black Album’s super-duper-extra-special-with-a-cherry-on-top deluxe reissue commemorative limited edition anniversary reissue.
How’s it sound? Uh… like a rough version of “Sad But True.” If you were hoping to hear something radiacally different from the final song, you’re outta luck. If you’re a Metallica mega-fan who needs to hear every recorded breath James Hetfield has ever taken, this is for you! Listen below.
Meanwhile, the band will also release The Metallica Blacklist on October 1, which has half of all famous musicians currently still alive recording covers of various songs from The Black Album, with an emphasis on the more famous songs (there are twelve versions of “Nothing Else Matters” but only version of “Of Wolf and Man,” for example). Check out the first singles from that release: “Nothing Else Matters” by Miley Cyrus, Elton John , Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith, and Robert Trujillo and “Enter Sandman” by Juanes. Pre-order The Metallica Blacklist here. All profits from every track on The Metallica Blacklist will benefit Metallica’s charitable foundation, All Within My Hands, along with a charity of each artist’s choice.
And in case that wasn’t enough The Black Album blackness for you, the band will also release a new book of photos by Ross Halfin, The Black Album in Black and White, on October 19. That can be pre-ordered here.
Metallica will headline several American festivals this year, and several European festivals next year. Here are all the dates they have lined up thus far:
9/24/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
9/26/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
10/8/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
10/10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark [tickets]
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy [tickets]
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic [tickets]
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium [tickets]
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain [tickets]
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal [tickets]