This Day In Music History: August 12th, 1991 – Metallica infiltrates the mainstream with “The Black Album”

If you look at the Billboard top 200 charts each week, you’ll notice a few familiar albums pop up that rarely seem to leave. You know the ones – iconic albums like Thriller, The Wall, the Titanic soundtrack, and a little record called The Black Album. Released on this day in August 28 (!!!) years ago, the eponymous record from Metallica is one of the highest-selling rock and metal records of all time, and for good reason.

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Anthony Vincent of 10 Second Songs releases Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” in 20 styles

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Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs has released his newest video, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” in 20 Styles. His newest auditory kaleidascope rendors the metal classic in the style of such diverse bands as Owl City, John Denver and The Doors as well as exploring genres as varied as lo fi hip hop, Yodeling, and Synthwave.
” I want to start showcasing more metal and rock songs in non metal styles to show non metal listeners that metal and rock songs are just as good if not better than what they listen to. Or I just want to hear bad things sung in nice ways. Ok, a little bit of both. ” – Anthony Vincent

 

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A massive crowd just lifted a fan out of his wheelchair to crowdsurf at a Metallica show

Metallica’s “Worldwired” headlining tour may be coming to a close, but as successful as the tour has been (with massive crowds coming out every single night), I doubt anything tops what just happened when the tour stopped in Vancouver last night. Case in point, the person in a wheelchair that was assisted by fellow metalheads to be able to crowdsurf.

Metal has a way of uniting fans of all races and creeds, and I don’t think there’s anything better than the pics below. Like Avenged Sevenfold tweeted, “Don’t ever let anyone or anything hold you back.”

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