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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