Hear GHOST's Cover Version Of METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman'
September 10, 2021
GHOST's cover version of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" can be streamed below. The track is taken from "The Metallica Blacklist", a four-hour, 53-song collection of the "Black Album" covers spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, with each artist contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite "Metallica" LP cut.
In a 2019 interview with Impericon, GHOST leader Tobias Forge said that METALLICA is "one of the most important bands for me — has been for a long time. Definitely a band without whom I probably wouldn't do these things. I wanted to be a rock musician before I knew, or before I was enamored with METALLICA, but they definitely inspired me. When I was a kid and liked THE ROLLING STONES and PINK FLOYD and Jimi Hendrix and all that, they were clearly from another time doing something that sort of belonged to the past, whereas METALLICA, when I started listening to them, they were very much current and they were very now. They were the biggest band in the world at that time, and still are. But they inspired me in many, many ways. And nowadays, of course, I get the amazing opportunity to be inspired and be taught, firsthand, by a band that I've spent so many years learning from from a distance."
"The Metallica Blacklist" offers up new dimensions of the record whose gravitational pull first drew the mainstream to METALLICA — and provides new insights into the universal and timeless appeal that kept it there: the boundary-smashing influence these 12 songs have had on fans and musicians of all stripes. "The Metallica Blacklist"'s 53 tracks find singer songwriters, country artists, electronic and hip hop artists sharing their love of these songs alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music and many, many more… and for 50+ good causes: Profits will be divided evenly between charities of the artist's choice and METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation.
"The Metallica Blacklist" is a fitting and limitless homage, one that features bands who've shared stages with METALLICA alongside artists who are younger than the original album. It's a truly staggering, at times mystifying assemblage of musicians, dozens of whom have little to nothing in common other than the shared passion for the music that's united them for this album.
All profits from "The Metallica Blacklist" will be split evenly between the All Within My Hands foundation and 50+ charities chosen by the artists who play on the album. All Within My Hands was founded by the band in 2017 as a way for the entire METALLICA family to give back to communities that have supported the band by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.
"The Metallica Blacklist" features the following tracks:
* ALESSIA CARA & THE WARNING - Enter Sandman * MAC DEMARCO - Enter Sandman * GHOST - Enter Sandman * JUANES - Enter Sandman * RINA SAWAYAMA - Enter Sandman * WEEZER - Enter Sandman * SAM FENDER - Sad But True (Live) * JASON ISBELL - Sad But True * MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND FEAT. LA PERLA & GERA MX - Sad But True * ROYAL BLOOD - Sad But True * ST. VINCENT - Sad But True * WHITE REAPER - Sad But True * YB - Sad But True * BIFFY CLYRO - Holier Than Thou * THE CHATS - Holier Than Thou * OFF! - Holier Than Thou * PUP - Holier Than Thou * COREY TAYLOR - Holier Than Thou * CAGE THE ELEPHANT - The Unforgiven * VISHAL DADLANI, DIVINE, SHOR POLICE - The Unforgiven * DIET CIG - The Unforgiven * FLATBUSH ZOMBIES FEAT. DJ SCRATCH - The Unforgiven * HA*ASH - The Unforgiven * JOSÉ MADERO - The Unforgiven * MOSES SUMNEY - The Unforgiven * J BALVIN - Wherever I May Roam * CHASE & STATUS FEAT. BACKROAD GEE - Wherever I May Roam * THE NEPTUNES - Wherever I May Roam * JON PARDI - Wherever I May Roam * SEBASTIAN - Don't Tread On Else Matters * PORTUGAL. THE MAN FEAT. AARON BEAM - Don't Tread On Me * VOLBEAT - Don't Tread On Me * THE HU - Through The Never * TOMI OWÓ - Through The Never * PHOEBE BRIDGERS - Nothing Else Matters * MILEY CYRUS FEAT. WATT, ELTON JOHN, YO-YO MA, ROBERT TRUJILLO, CHAD SMITH - Nothing Else Matters * DAVE GAHAN - Nothing Else Matters * MICKEY GUYTON - Nothing Else Matters * DERMOT KENNEDY - Nothing Else Matters * MON LAFERTE - Nothing Else Matters * IGOR LEVIT - Nothing Else Matters * MY MORNING JACKET - Nothing Else Matters * PG ROXETTE - Nothing Else Matters * DARIUS RUCKER - Nothing Else Matters * CHRIS STAPLETON - Nothing Else Matters * TRESOR - Nothing Else Matters * GOODNIGHT, TEXAS - Of Wolf And Man * IDLES - The God That Failed * IMELDA MAY - the god that failed * CHERRY GLAZERR - My Friend Of Misery * IZÏA - My Friend Of Misery * KAMASI WASHINGTON - My Friend Of Misery * RODRIGO Y GABRIELA - The Struggle Within