RHINO HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021: SHOPPING FOR METALLICA MANIACS
It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid... of giving the perfect gift! Which, of course, is always music. Take the Metallica maniac in your life. You know who I'm talking about: decorates their house to celebrate the release date of the band's studio albums every year, has rocked in the Snake Pit at least once, and has a Metallica t-shirt collection bordering on triple digits. We love them! Which is why we want to hit those Metallica obsessives with something really good for the gift-giving season. If they've earned it, this exclusive RHINO bundle is just the backstage pass to a happy holiday. But first, let's go back in time to the summer of 1991...
It was the last week of August 1991--the week of August 31, 1991, to be exact--when Metallica set a new standard in metal: the band debuted at #1 with its self-titled fifth studio album, METALLICA, more commonly known as The Black Album. The chart-topping debut made it the first metal album to open at the peak of the Billboard 2000.
Released August 12, 1991, anticipation for the record was already at a fever pitch. July 29, 1991, the group unleashed lead single "Enter Sandman," which hit radio, charts and MTV like a bomb. The track stormed the Hot 100, peaking at #16 for the week of October 12, 1991. So when Metallica officially hit the streets, it immediately grabbed the top spot on the Billboard 200, maintaining the #1 position for four weeks straight. The LP was certified platinum in just two weeks.
Metallica is celebrating this landmark moment in metal with an exclusive Deluxe Metallica Leather Jacket Bundle. The big-baller box set is for the hardcore Metallica fan who doesn't quite have everything... yet. It comes with the album remastered on 180-gram double LP and CD, "Sad But True" picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs and six DVDs featuring unreleased content (live shows, rough mixes, demos, etc), MP3 download card of all audio, four tour laminates, lanyard, three lithos, three guitar picks, lyric folder and sheets, and a 120-page hardcover book with never-before-seen photos + stories from those who were there. The bundle is highlighted by a tour jacket, inspired by the exclusive all-leather tour jacket made exclusively for the band and their family during the Wherever I May Roam 91-92-93 tour.