Weezer have shared a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” for the forthcoming charity compilation, The Metallica Blacklist.
While Weezer have leaned into a new era with Van Weezer, they’re turning to metal with this new cover. Cuomo and co. deliver a distorted rendition of “Enter Sandman” that stays true to the original tune. The only standout difference is Cuomo’s distinctive vocals, and a reference to the guitars in “Buddy Holly.”
The Metallica Blacklist is out on September 10th and will be full of covers from huge artists. It’s a fundraiser for Metallica’s All Within My Hands and a charity of the contributing artists’ choice. Weezer’s cover of “Enter Sandman” benefits the California Vipassana Center.
Listen to Weezer’s cover of “Enter Sandman” below.
The Metallica Blacklist will be released alongside a 30th anniversary reissue of their 1991 self-titled album. The forthcoming deluxe box set will feature a 2xLP, a picture disc, three live LPS, 14 CDs, six DVDs, a hardcover book, and more. The Metallica Blacklist is an expansive 53-track covers album that will benefit a whole slew of charities.
Blacklist sees a bunch of artists delivering their own renditions of tracks from The Black Album, including St. Vincent covering “Sad But True;” PUP performing “Holier Than Thou;” Moses Sumney playing “The Unforgiven;” Phoebe Bridgers, My Morning Jacket, and Mickey Guyton each sharing respective covers of “Nothing Else Matters;” Mac Demarco, Rina Sawayama, and Weezer all sharing renditions of “Enter Sandman;” and more.
Pre-order Blacklist and check out its tracklist in full here.