James Hetfield Explains How Metallica Became A World-Renowned Band

In a recent interview, Metallica lead vocalist James Hetfield unveiled how the band gained their worldwide success and fame by emphasizing a certain legendary album’s great contribution and promoted the new whiskey pack of Blackened Whiskey.

Blackened Whiskey has recently released The Black Album Whiskey pack as a brand new collaboration. The pack consisted of a bottle of Blackened’s Batch 114, a whiskey coin, and the Snakebyte Cocktail Booklet which was inspired by Hetfield’s guitar. It was a tribute to Metallica’s legendary self-titled album, which was also known as ‘The Black Album.’

As you may know, Metallica’s fifth studio album entitled ‘The Black Album’ or ‘Metallica’ was released on August 12, 1991. The album consisted of the band’s most popular songs such as ‘Sandman’, ‘Unforgiven’, and ‘Nothing Else Matters.’ It reached number one on the charts of ten different countries and stayed at the top of the Billboard 200 for weeks. ‘The Black Album’ became both the best-selling album of the band and one of the best-selling albums all around the world.

Recently, Metallica frontman James Hetfield joined an interview to talk about how the release of ‘The Black Album’ affected the band’s career. Hetfield highlighted the importance and the great contribution of ‘The Black Album’ in the history of Metallica, which was full of success and fame. According to James, with the help of the album, Metallica became one of the most famous metal bands all around the world.

Here’s what James Hetfield said:

So many things changed for us externally after ‘The Black Album’ release. The perception of the importance of Metallica changed greatly. Obviously, with songs like ‘Sandman’, ‘Unforgiven’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’ becoming embraced by a lot of the world, we became a household name. It changed our lives and hopefully helped the world connect.”

Throughout the interview, Hetfield drew attention to the contribution of their fifth studio album to Metallica becoming one of the most famous and well-known thrash metal bands in the world. Apparently, ‘The Black Album’ not only changed everything for the professional careers of Metallica members, but it also changed their entire lives and helped the world connect.