Metallica Releases Psycho Band Pass Version Of Their ‘Enter Sandman’ Music Video
Metallica recently released a brand new version of their monumental music video for the track, ‘Enter Sandman‘ including all of the four members’ previously unseen footage. The new music video is from the upcoming remastered deluxe box set of ‘The Black Album’ and it’s definitely worth seeing.
Metallica first released ‘Enter Sandman‘ as the opening track and lead single from their self-titled fifth album, also known as ‘The Black Album,’ on July 29, 1991. The song is among the most well-known tracks of the band and when it first came out, it reached No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and achieved platinum certification.
The music video for the track was the second music video coming from Metallica and it was dropped two weeks before the release of the album. The legendary video has a plot that is directly related to the character that inspired the title and lyrics of the song, the Sandman, who is a character from Western folklore and is known to make children sleep. The music video is a combination of the images of a child having nightmares and the images of an old man, in addition to the footage that features the band performing the song.
The ‘Enter Sandman’ music video was so successful that it won Best Hard Rock Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards and was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Editing. To this day, the video holds a special place in every Metallica fans’ heart and it has nearly half-billion views on the band’s official YouTube channel.
Now that the band is set to release a remastered deluxe box set of ‘The Black Album,’ on September 10, they decided to give a little bit of a taste to their fans by releasing a brand new version of the music video for ‘Enter Sandman.’ The new music video features loads of previously unseen rough-cut footage of the band members, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, and Lars Ulrich, as all four were performing the track in Los Angeles in June 1991.
The rough cut of the performance footage also had incredible Psycho Band Pass flickers between each band member, creating the perfect flashing image, and it should be mentioned that the video might be risky for those who have epilepsy. Music videos such as this are going to be featured in the ‘Music Videos’ DVD of the deluxe box set.
Following the release of the video, fans immediately fell head over heels for the new version and it has already reached more than 150k views on Metallica’s official YouTube channel within two days. While many fans left comments praising the unseen footage, they didn’t forget the mention that the band keeps on delivering the best products to its fans and never disappoints them when it comes to their music.
A fan commented this:
“Shit, this is scarier than the original version.“
Another fan’s comment follows:
“I’ve wanted a music video like this for YEARS. I’ve never been a big fan of it because of all the nightmare stuff back and forth with the band, but this is the cut that I’ve always wished to see. Just the band playing with the strobe-light style editing. This video is perfection.”
You can watch the new version of ‘Enter Sandman’ below.