Hear VOLBEAT's Cover Version Of METALLICA's 'Don't Tread On Me'
July 27, 2021
Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have shared their version of "Don't Tread On Me" from the forthcoming album "The Metallica Blacklist". The collection features an unprecedented 50+ artists contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite cut from METALLICA's self-titled fifth album, celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Metallica" (a.k.a. "The Black Album"). All profits from "The Metallica Blacklist" will be donated to charity, benefiting METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation and a charity of each contributing artists' choice. For "Don't Tread On Me", VOLBEAT has chosen the Børne Cancer Fonden in Denmark.
VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen says about the song: "We didn't want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they're all hits, somehow. We were trying to pick a song that you don't hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a VOLBEAT song. 'Don't Tread On Me' definitely had a swing that I could turn into a VOLBEAT swing, and it turned out really great."
"The Metallica Blacklist" will be available on digital and streaming on September 10, and on vinyl and CD October 1.
"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.
"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: 1 Album. 12 Songs. 53 Artists. Unlimited Possibilities.
"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