Lars Ulrich Introduces His Limited Edition Signature Black Album Snare Drum

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich posted a photo of a matte black snare drum on Instagram to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the ‘Black Album.’

Metallica released its fifth studio album called ‘Metallica’ in 1991. However, the album came to be known as the ‘Black Album’ due to its cover design, which was all black. It was a checkpoint in the band’s career because, with this album, their musical style switched from thrash metal to more slow, heavy rock.

This album had a great significance in many other ways as well. The band is mainly known for ‘Enter Sandman,’ ‘The Unforgiven,’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters.’ These three singles were released to promote ‘The Black Album’ and significantly increased the band’s success. Without a doubt, this album became a turning point in Metallica’s career, and they are aware and very proud of the album’s success.

On August 12, 2021, 30 years after the ‘Black Album’ was released, Ulrich posted a photo on Instagram with a custom-made signature matte black snare drum made by Tama Drums as a tribute to the album’s anniversary. He stated that there are only 300 in the world and explained the drum’s characteristics.

This is what he said in the caption:

“Check this out!

As some of you know, it’s the 30th Anniversary of the ‘Black Album’ today…. and I’ll be forever proud not only of the tunes and the vibe but of the big, weighty, and crazy cool drum sound!

I’m psyched that my longtime family at Tama has commemorated the 30th Anniversary with this next-level cool signature Black Album snare drum. There are only 300 available worldwide and it features an all Matte Black finish, 3mm Diamond Plated Steel Shell, and specially designed Black Album badge. Thank you everyone at Tama Drums for going above and beyond to make this happen.”

The fans were thrilled even if they knew they wouldn’t be able to afford or be lucky enough to find and purchase it. However, in the comments section, many comments were stating that they want a snare drum for their 2003 studio album ‘St. Anger’ as well.

You can see Ulrich’s photo with the drum below.

Photo Credit: Lars Ulrich – Instagram Page