Metallica Announce ‘Black Album’ Tribute Record featuring Ghost, Miley Cyrus, Weezer, The Hu and More

This August marks the 30th anniversary of Metallica‘s self-titled record, known to the world as the Black Album. The album features the band’s massive MTV hit “Enter Sandman,” as well as a several other career highlights such as “Sad But True,” “Nothing Else Matters,” and “Wherever I May Roam.” Now, metal’s biggest band have announced that they will be releasing a tribute album titled Blacklist, which will feature some of modern music’s biggest acts honoring this massive release.

The album is part of Metallica’s super-deluxe 30th anniversary edition of the record, which also includes a remastered version of the original album, vinyl, outtakes, and tons more material. That said, it’s the tribute record, which features 50+ artists from across all sorts of genres, that’s really got us stoked.

Already available is Miley Cyrus’ cover of “Nothing Else Matters” with Elton John, WATT, Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith, and Metallica’s own Robert Trujillo, which you can listen to below:

And if that doesn’t blow your mind, here’s the complete list of artists and songs below, via Blabbermouth:

  • ALESSIA CARA & THE WARNING – Enter Sandman
  • MAC DEMARCO – Enter Sandman
  • GHOST – Enter Sandman
  • JUANES – Enter Sandman
  • RINA SAWAYAMA – Enter Sandman
  • WEEZER – Enter Sandman
  • SAM FENDER – Sad But True (Live)
  • JASON ISBELL – Sad But True
  • MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND FEAT. LA PERLA & GERA MX – Sad But True
  • ROYAL BLOOD – Sad But True
  • ST. VINCENT – Sad But True
  • WHITE REAPER – Sad But True
  • YB – Sad But True
  • BIFFY CLYRO – Holier Than Thou
  • THE CHATS – Holier Than Thou
  • OFF! – Holier Than Thou
  • PUP – Holier Than Thou
  • COREY TAYLOR – Holier Than Thou
  • CAGE THE ELEPHANT – The Unforgiven
  • VISHAL DADLANI, DIVINE, SHOR POLICE – The Unforgiven
  • DIET CIG – The Unforgiven
  •  FLATBUSH ZOMBIES FEAT. DJ SCRATCH – The Unforgiven
  • HA*ASH – The Unforgiven
  • JOSÉ MADERO – The Unforgiven
  • MOSES SUMNEY – The Unforgiven
  • J BALVIN – Wherever I May Roam
  • CHASE & STATUS FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – Wherever I May Roam
  • THE NEPTUNES – Wherever I May Roam
  • JON PARDI – Wherever I May Roam
  • SEBASTIAN – Don’t Tread On Else Matters
  • PORTUGAL. THE MAN FEAT. AARON BEAM – Don’t Tread On Me
  • VOLBEAT – Don’t Tread On Me
  • THE HU – Through The Never
  • TOMI OWÓ – Through The Never
  • PHOEBE BRIDGERS – Nothing Else Matters
  • MILEY CYRUS FEAT. WATT, ELTON JOHN, YO-YO MA, ROBERT TRUJILLO, CHAD SMITH – Nothing Else Matters
  • DAVE GAHAN – Nothing Else Matters
  • MICKEY GUYTON – Nothing Else Matters
  • DERMOT KENNEDY – Nothing Else Matters
  • MON LAFERTE – Nothing Else Matters
  • IGOR LEVIT – Nothing Else Matters
  • MY MORNING JACKET – Nothing Else Matters
  • PG ROXETTE – Nothing Else Matters
  • DARIUS RUCKER – Nothing Else Matters
  • CHRIS STAPLETON – Nothing Else Matters
  • TRESOR – Nothing Else Matters
  • GOODNIGHT, TEXAS – Of Wolf And Man
  • IDLES – The God That Failed
  • IMELDA MAY – the god that failed
  • CHERRY GLAZERR – My Friend Of Misery
  • IZÏA – My Friend Of Misery
  • KAMASI WASHINGTON – My Friend Of Misery
  • RODRIGO Y GABRIELA – The Struggle Within

Kudos to Goodnight, Texas for being the only band ballsy enough to take on the song about werewolves!

Metallica’s super-mega-deluxe edition of the Black Album, featuring the Blacklist tribute album, is available for preorder.

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Words by Chris Krovatin