Metallica Debut Their Own Podcast: Listen Now

2021-08-23

Metallica press photo, featuring James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.

Metallica – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ross Halfin

The metal men of Metallica are getting into the podcast game with The Metallica Podcast, featuring in-depth discussion on “The Black Album” and all things Metallica

It might seem like everyone has a podcast these days, and now, that’s one step closer to being true. The metal men of Metallica have announced an official Metallica podcast, called The Metallica Podcast, which will set off with a detailed look at the metal band’s pioneering “Black Album,” which turns 30 in 2021.

“Coming soon… The Metallica Podcast!” the band stated on Twitter and other social media. They also posted a teaser clip with the caption, “We’re starting with eight episodes taking a look behind the scenes at The Black Album. Subscribe for free wherever you like to listen.”

The debut Metallica Podcast episode offers an in-depth look at the group’s 1991 self-titled album from the band members themselves, offering insight that nobody else could give. In the teaser clip, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich describes the success of “The Black Album” as being thanks to “the right combination of songs, the right combination of producer with the right combination of desire, tenacity, lineup of ideas.” Listen to the debut episode of the podcast, which is available on a variety of platforms, below.

The podcast will also delve into the longstanding success of “Enter Sandman,” the most high-profile song off the album, which Hetfield credits as capturing “a lot of new family members” in the form of Metallica fans. For additional information on the podcast, visit Metallica’s podcast page here.

The Metallica Podcast is one of many ways the band is celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Black Album.” The group is also releasing remastered and expanded editions of “The Black Album” Sept. 10, as well as a “Black Album” tribute set called “The Metallica Blacklist” featuring Metallica songs covered by a bevy of artists, including Miley Cyrus, Ghost, Volbeat, Weezer and more.

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