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Weezer have released a stunning version of the iconic Metallica track “Enter Sandman.” The cover is surprisingly true to the original and is set to appear on The Metallica Blacklist album.

The visual that accompanies the track takes viewers through a maze of eerie hallways, ghost-infested woods and whirling clouds. The blurring of scenes creates a unique, hypnotic viewing experience.

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The Metallica Blacklist is scheduled for a Sept. 10 release via the band’s own label, Blackened Recordings. The record will feature a plethora of artists covering songs from their 1991 self-titled album, also known as The Black Album.

100% of the profits from The Metallica Blacklist will go to charity. Half will go to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, and the other half will go to a charity of each artist’s choosing.

Metallica also previously expressed their desire to see the album bridge genres, generations and geographical borders. 

“With contributions from countries all over the globe,” Metallica say, “from the U.S. to Nigeria, there are tracks from singer-songwriters, country artists, electronic and hip-hop artists alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music and many, many more, covering the entire spectrum from musicians we’ve shared the stage with to some who were not even born yet when the original album was released!

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“In addition to raising money for charity, we wanted to show that Metallica’s music transcends genres, distance and cultures, and we like to think that—with everyone’s help—we’ve done just that,” Metallica continue. “It was important to us that the artists could choose whichever song they most connected to; it didn’t matter if we already had multiple versions of a song. If an artist wanted to cover that song, so be it. We were honored to have artists of this caliber want to be a part of the project, and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed putting it all together!”

It’s already clear that there will be a wide range of artists featured on the album. Not only are Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Mac DeMarco and country musician Jason Isbell all slated to be on the album, but legends such as Miley Cyrus and Elton John have already collaborated to release their take on “Nothing Else Matters.” 

Cyrus created an all-star team for her reimagining of “Nothing Else Matters.” She recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Metallica’s own bassist Robert Trujillo and Post Malone producer WATT. Yo-Yo Ma even joined in the star-studded arrangement. You can watch the visual for the track below. 

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Biffy Clyro also released their cover of “Holier Than Thou.”

St. Vincent and Sam Fender also shared contrasting covers of “Sad But True.”

Watch the visual for Weezer’s cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” below.

Weezer 2021 tour dates:

08/04 – New York, NY @ Citi Field*
08/05 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park*
08/07 – Ledyard, CT @ Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
08/08 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park*
08/10 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park*
08/13 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium*
08/15 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field*
08/17 – Columbus, OH @ Historic Crew Stadium*
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park*
08/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park*
08/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field*
08/23 – Commerce City, CO @ Dick’s SPorting Goods Park*
08/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park*
08/29 – San DIego, CA @ Petco Park*
09/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest*
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium*
09/06 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park*
09/18 – Napa, CA @ Silverado Mansion Lawn – Concert Stage 

Weezer 2022 tour dates: 

06/01 – Berlin, DE @ Wuhlheide w/ Green Day
06/03 – Nürburg, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/03 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park
06/09 – Alesund, NO @ Colorline Stadium w/ Green Day
06/11 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2 Arena w/ Green Day
06/14 – Basel, CH @ St. Jakob-Park w/ Foo Fighters
06/15 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo San Siro w/ Green Day
06/16 – Florence, IT @ Firenze Rocks w/ Green Day
06/18 – Hradec Králové, CZ @ Hradec Králové Airport
06/19 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst-Happel Stadion*
06/21 – Antwerp, BE @ Antwerps Sportpaleis*
06/23 – Groningen, NL @ Stadspark*
06/24 – London, UK @ London Stadium*
06/25 – Huddersfield, UK @ John Smith’s Stadium*
06/27 – Dublin, IE @ Venue TBA*
06/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park*
07/02 – Paris, FR @ Paris La Défense Arena* 

*Hella Mega tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy