To preview the upcoming remastered deluxe box set of The “Black Album,” Metallica have shared a previously unreleased live recording of “Wherever I May Roam.” The recording comes from a 1991 performance at Day On The Green in Oakland, California. Listen to it below.
To coincide with this release, J Balvin has shared his reggaeton version of “Wherever I May Roam” from the upcoming covers album The Blacklist. It’s not a cover in the traditional sense. It’s more like a Balvin original that samples the Metallica song. Check out his version below.
The Metallica Blacklist features covers of tracks from the band’s iconic “Black Album” from over 50 artists including, Elton John, Depeche Mode‘s Dave Gahan, Miley Cyrus, J Balvin, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Darius Rucker, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, My Morning Jacket, Weezer, PUP, Cage the Elephant, Kamasi Washington, Portugal. the Man, IDLES, Royal Blood, and Moses Sumney to name a few.
Both The Blacklist and the remastered version of the “Black Album” drop September 10th via the band’s own Blackened Recordings.
Metallica recently announced a new book, The 24.95 Book, which chronicles their career and features chapters for each member. The book comes out August 14th. Pre-order it here.