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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 just how the album got made, but why.

The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — The Black Album Metallica & Amazon

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    • 4.9 • 527 Ratings

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 just how the album got made, but why.

    Side 5. Road. Warriors.

    Side 5. Road. Warriors.

    There are tours. And then there are Metallica tours.

    • 43 min
    Side 4. Struggle. Within.

    Side 4. Struggle. Within.

    On this episode, Metallica and Bob Rock share the story of their time in the studio making The Black Album.

    • 39 min
    Side 3. Play On. Sound Off.

    Side 3. Play On. Sound Off.

    The Black Album was a totally different beast from the quartet – lyrically, musically, and instrumentally.

    • 41 min
    Side 2. Bob. Rocks.

    Side 2. Bob. Rocks.

    How will the band deal with bringing in an outsider? Why did they invite one in?

    • 39 min
    Side 1. See. Change.

    Side 1. See. Change.

    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?

    • 42 min
    The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — Official Trailer

    The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — Official Trailer

    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 tell it.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
527 Ratings

527 Ratings

IamAMetallicaTexan ,

My Godfathers of Rock

I look forward to this podcast every Friday. Especially hearing the band members memories of making the album. Through the good, the bad and the ugly I am a Metallica fan for life!

Sammy Warm Hands ,

Great content, overproduced

It’s a story we never tire of hearing, from all the key players involved. I’d happily listen to this for every Metallica album!

My only gripe is that for fairly short episodes, they’re crammed with a lot of filler, via ads, narration, mostly irrelevant music segues, and even playing interview clips twice on the same episode for the sake of an intro.

I listen every time, but this is the most I’ve ever had to use that skip ahead button!

IreneElektra ,

Absolutely incredible

Easily the best music podcast ever recorded. The mastery and subtleties in the storytelling direct from the band members is absurd. Congrats to the team who produced this and happy anni to the black album. Let the live music tear through like it did from the beginning.

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