Metallica Playing ‘Black’ Album In Its Entirety At Download 2012

    Metallica, who are still getting loads of hate for their Lulu release with Lou Reed, might have found a way to get back in their fans’ good graces. They’re scheduled to perform their seminal Black album in its entirety at next year’s Download festival in Donington Park in England. It’s the heavy metal festival’s tenth anniversary in 2012, and Metallica drummer/co-founder Lars Ulrich said the band agreed it had been away from Donington for far too long:

    “Six years is way too long to be away from the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. We are beyond psyched and feel privileged to come back once again to soak up the energy and vibe of the most legendary of festival sites.”

    Maybe the guys will decide to do this in the States, too, to appease even more of their fans. Otherwise, you have to imagine they might feel slightly cheated if they miss out on this. [Guardian/The Daily Swarm]