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The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — The Black Album

11 EpisodesProduced by Metallica & AmazonWebsite

A living, breathing sonic blender of a podcast. Over eight episodes, we’ll celebrate the re-release of The Black Album (“Enter Sandman,” “Nothing Else Matters”), and the incredible band that made it. This is more than a “Making Of” look at the album. It’s the story of James, Lars, and Kirk — not jus… read more

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Side 9. The Fans. Weigh In.

October 22nd, 2021


30 million Black Album fans can't be wrong. In this bonus Episode 9 we hand them the mic and they take over – in their own words and in their own …

Side 8. Metallica. Rules.

October 8th, 2021


Joining Lars, James, and Kirk is bassist Robert Trujillo, who climbed aboard Team Ugly full force. They step back to look at why and how The Black …

Side 7. Blacklist. Uncovered.

October 1st, 2021


The story of The Metallica Blacklist. Not just any covers album, it’s living, breathing proof of the power of every song on The Black Album – as interpreted by 53 of the most diverse artists and bands imaginable from …

Side 6. Team. Ugly.

September 24th, 2021


While recording this episode, Metallica coined a new nickname: Team Ugly. It’s about going from being the underdogs to selling millions of concert tickets and records – while never forgetting who they are and where they …

Side 5. Road. Warriors.

September 17th, 2021


There are tours. And then there are Metallica tours. In this episode, Lars, James, and Kirk share what it was like playing communist Russia in front of millions – and that doesn’t include the government, who was …

Side 4. Struggle. Within.

September 10th, 2021


On this episode, Metallica and Bob Rock share the story of their time in the studio making The Black Album. The reality vs. the myth: It was more a “coming together” than a tearing apart – but it just took a lot of hard …

Side 3. Play On. Sound Off.

September 3rd, 2021


The Black Album was a totally different beast from the quartet – lyrically, musically, and instrumentally. This episode explores the band recording together in the same room for the first time and how it changed the way …

Side 2. Bob. Rocks.

August 27th, 2021


How will the band deal with bringing in an outsider? Why did they invite one in? On Side 2 of the podcast, the band enters the studio to record the Black Album with Producer Bob Rock. Guests include: Bob Rock, Jason …

Side 1. See. Change.

August 20th, 2021


Through four studio albums, Metallica established themselves as the most successful and respected band in metal. How did they get there? More …

The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — Official Trailer

August 13th, 2021


We're one week away from the release of The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — The Black Album. It's the story of The Black Album as only Metallica can …

The Metallica Podcast Volume 1: The Black Album — coming soon

August 4th, 2021


Here’s a taste of The Metallica Podcast Volume 1. Available everywhere later this month.

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