Their legendary self-titled opus will get the full box set treatment.


Metallica have announced a massive reissue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their magnum opus Metallica – better known as The Black Album. The packages arrive on September 10 as and are available for pre-order now. The reissue will be “remastered for ultimate sound quality” available in multiple formats, including digital. Check out the photos and the trailer below.

“You knew it was coming, you’ve been patiently waiting, and finally The Black Album reissue is here,” Metallica said in a statement. “Can you believe it’s been almost thirty years since its original release? Neither can we! Then off we went to hit the road for a massive 300+ show tour, and the ‘Tallica experience went to a whole new level.”

The Black Album reissue comes in wide variety of configurations, including 180-gram double vinyl LP, standard CD and 3CD expanded edition, and digital (including high-def versions).

There’s also the ultimate release for die-hard fans: a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set containing over 24 hours of music including the album remastered on 180-gram 2LP, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs (containing rough mixes, demos, interviews, and live shows), 6 DVDs (containing outtakes, behind the scenes, official videos, and live shows), a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three unique lithos, three guitar picks, a Metallica lanyard, a folder with lyric sheets, and a download card.

In addition to the reissue of The Black Album, the band has also announced the release of The Metallica Blacklist which features an unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, continents, and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut. Read more, watch the trailer, and pre-order The Metallica Blacklist.

Everyone who pre-orders any configuration of either release will receive digital instant grats delivered right to your inbox throughout the summer. Keep watching this site and our socials for lots of video and audio previews as well as all kinds of other Black Album related activities.