Metallica Release “Holier Than Thou” Pre-Production Rehearsal
Lars Ulrich’s wife, Jessica Miller, was seven-years-old when The Black Album came out. I know that’s not really important, I just think it’s funny.
ANYWAY, I know we haven’t discussed it much so you may have completely missed the news, but Metallica will release a super-duper-deluxe extra-special limited edition 30th anniversary reissue of The Black Album on September 10. The band has now released one of the 12,568,974 bonus tracks from that reissue — a pre-production rehearsal of “Holier Than Thou.”
You can listen below. It basically just sounds like a shitty-audio-quality instrumental version of “Holier Than Thou,” but by all means, knock yourself out.
Previously, the band debuted a 1991 demo of “Enter Sandman,” an alternate version of “Sad But True,” and pro-shot video of the third-ever live performance of “Sad But True.”
Pre-order The Blackest Album here.
Additionally, on October 1, Metallica will release The Metallica Blacklist, an album that “celebrates the enduring influence of Metallica with an unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut.” Singles released from that collection thus far include from that album include “Nothing Else Matters” by Miley Cyrus, Elton John , Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith, and Robert Trujillo, “Enter Sandman” by Juanes, and versions of “Sad But True” by St. Vincent, Sam Fender, and Jason Isbell.
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.
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]