The first episode of “The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 – The Black Album” has just been released in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the band’s self-titled fifth LP, better known as The Black Album. The podcast’s weekly episodes will explore the stories behind and the legacy of the best-selling album in the history of Nielsen Soundscan.
Official description of episode one: “Through four studio albums, Metallica established themselves as the most successful and respected band in metal. How did they get there? More importantly, what else did they have to prove? Why mess with success? This episode takes us from where it all began to moments before The Black Album was born. Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and former member Jason Newsted are joined by Ron Quintana, Brian Slagel, Big Mick Hughes, and manager Cliff Burnstein.”
Over eight episodes, “The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1” celebrates the September 10 release of Metallica’s remastered Black Album in unprecedented detail. Beyond its collection of firsthand anecdotes chronicling the making of The Black Album, the podcast features everything and everyone that created the most successful album of the past 30 years — and explores its ongoing cultural impact.
“The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1” features not only the voices of each member of Metallica, but nearly 40 others, including former bassist Jason Newsted, producer Bob Rock, studio and touring personnel, music critics, fellow musicians, friends, and many more.
Featuring never-before-heard demo recordings, candid conversations, and much more, “The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1” is the closest the listener can come to being there alongside James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Jason Newsted as they wrote, recorded and toured the worldwide No. 1 album that made them the biggest band on the planet.
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Listen To The First Episode Of Metallica’s Official Podcast