Juanes is makin’ the (black)list…
Metallica has announced that the band is celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Black Album with a reissue of the wildly successful 1991 album, as well as a companion set titled The Metallica Blacklist, which will be packed with covers by major recording artists, including the 48-year-old Colombian Latin superstar.
Juanes performs a cover of Metallica’s classic single “Enter Sandman.”
But he isn’t the only Latino artist appearing on the heavy metal group’s covers album.
J Balvin appears on “Wherever I May Roam,” while Mexican Institue of Sound featuring La Perla and Gera MX perform “Sad But True.”
Meanwhile, Ha*Ash and Jose Madero both perform separate versions of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven.”
In all, a whopping 53 musicians from various genres are set to be included on the covers album, taking on their favorite songs from The Black Album.
Others include Miley Cyrus, with her interpretation of “Nothing Else Matters” featuring Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, WATT and others.
The Metallica Blacklist will be available in all formats, including a limited edition seven-LP vinyl pressing, while the reissue will also be available in all formats as well as a limited edition box set. Both releases will arrive via Blackened Recordings on September 10.
Pre-orders for the covers album will receive “instant gratification” tracks in the form of Cyrus’ “Nothing Else Matters” cover, and Juanes’ “Enter Sandman.”
Fans who pre-order the reissue will receive three different recordings of “Enter Sandman.”
The band also announced that 100% of the proceeds from The Metallica Blacklist will benefit 52 charities. They will be split between the band’s own All Within My Hands Foundation, and the charities selected by the artists who appear on the covers album.