Metallica launches Black Box retrospective project

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First it was “Whiskey in the Jar,” and now it’s “Metallica in the box.”

The metal legends have announced the Metallica Black Box, an ever-changing and evolving retrospective project celebrating the band’s now-40-year career.

“Years in the works, we are now officially ‘unboxing’ our collections and pulling our favorite, most significant, and personally meaningful artifacts,” Metallica says of the Black Box. “In the weeks, months, and years ahead, the Black Box will venture progressively deeper into the vaults, the sounds, the visuals, the instruments, the culture, and beyond.”

The Black Box launches with an exhibit dedicated to Metallica’s iconic Black Album, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. It features various photos from the Black Album era, as well as full concert footage from 10 live shows between 1991 and 1993.

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