Rock band Metallica has announced a series of streamed concerts, pulled from its archives as part of a collection of physical keepsakes and virtual media called The Black Box.
From 1991 through 1993, Metallica toured the world in support of The Black album. From 20 November 2021, The Black Box will stream ten rare shows from this period on a weekly basis, chosen by Metallica historian Dan Nykolayko.
“When you’ve been around for 40 years, you manage to collect a few things.” the band said in a statement. “Along the way, the four of us have hung on to many keepsakes, photographs, articles of clothing, sketches and so much more, stashing these items away in attics, garages and storage spaces. But no more, as we’re excited to launch the Metallica 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 band promised.
Early Black Box digital offerings include the “Riff ‘Em All” photo gallery, which contains behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio with Black Album producer Bob Rock, and the “Where I Lay My Head Is Home” gallery, which features live photos of the band from the early ‘90s.
Metallica fans can also purchase vintage photographs, commemorative album plaques and tour poster reproductions.