Metallica Appear To Be Hinting At 30th Anniversary Plans For Their ‘Black Album’


August 12th, 2021 will mark the 30th anniversary of Metallica‘s landmark 16x multi-platinum selling album self-titled album (aka ‘The Black Album’.) That record spawned the band’s biggest tracks to date in “Enter Sandman” and “Nothing Else Matters” and cemented their status as the biggest group in metal. In a new post shared on social media by the band earlier today (May 21st), they seemingly hint at the possibility of celebrating the album’s anniversary with the hashtag “#blackalbum2021?” having been included.

Of course, the obvious assumption would be that the thrash metal legends may continue on their deluxe reissue series, with the self-titled album currently next in line following the November 2018 deluxe box set release of its predecessor, 1988’s 8x multi-platinum “…And Justice For All“. Thus far there’s been no official announcements made, but the group will be touring this fall with the below dates lined up:

09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/26 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/10 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
11/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
11/14 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville

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