Bloomsbury Publishers will publish author David Masciotra‘s book on METALLICA‘s self-titled record as part of its much-celebrated and acclaimed 33 1/3 series.
Says Masciotra: “For the book, I have already interviewed the principal players in the making of the album, including current members of METALLICA — James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett, former bassist Jason Newsted, and METALLICA‘s former producer, Bob Rock.
“The book is a must-read for METALLICA, metal, and hard rock fans, as I will give up close and personal details, received personally from the band, into the making of The Black Album, and I will examine the importance of METALLICA‘s music, along with the philosophical depth it possesses.”
Official book description: “In 1991, METALLICA released their self-titled, fifth studio album that would become known around the world as The Black Album. Since its release, it has sold 30 million copies, and has become a towering monument in the pantheon of rock’s greatest records.
“The 33 1/3 book on The Black Album — the first in the series on the crowned kings of metal — gives readers unprecedented insight into the story behind an iconic album from one of the world’s most iconic bands. Written with direct and personal access to all members of METALLICA and Bob Rock, the producer of The Black Album, David Masciotra is able to relay the results of his conversations with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, and Rock, with storytelling skill and surgical precision. Masciotra takes readers into the recording studio, giving them METALLICA‘s account of how their most successful and famous record was born and learned to walk into every radio station and stadium stage around the world.