Royal Blood support hospice with track on Metallica charity album

One album,12 songs, 53 Artists, unlimited possibilities. All profits going to charity.

American heavy metal band, Metallica are marking the 30th anniversary of their fifth album, the Grammy-winning, 16x platinum-certified Black Album with two landmark releases on 10 September 2021. In addition to releasing The Black Album Remastered in multiple configurations, The Metallica Blacklist will also be available, with 53 tracks from different artists and all profits going to charity.

Royal BloodChestnut Tree House is one charity set to benefit from the album’s release this autumn, as we were chosen by one of the contributors, Brighton-based rock duo, Royal Blood.

The Metallica Blacklist’s 53 tracks find singer-songwriters, electronic and hip-hop artists sharing their love of these songs alongside punk rockers, icons of rock, metal, and world music. Profits will be divided evenly between Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and charities of the artist’s choice.

Royal Blood have chosen to support their local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House with a cover of their favourite Metallica song, ‘Sad But True’.

This will be the second time this year that Royal Blood have shown their support for Chestnut Tree House. In March, singer and bassist, Mike Kerr took on the 4x4x48 Challenge – running four miles every four hours for 48 hours – and raised over £6,000.

Explaining why he chose to support us, Mike said: “Chestnut Tree House is my local children’s hospice and the care they provide for children with life-shortening conditions and their families is so important. I’m honoured to be able to help.”

The Metallica BlacklistMuch more than a mere tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist celebrates the enduring influence of this musical milestone with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the Metallica team: An unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favourite Black Album cut. In addition to Royal Blood, artists include Biffy Clyro, Miley Cyrus, Sam Fender and Weezer.

The Metallica Blacklist will be available digitally from 10 September 2021, with physical formats to follow on 1 October. Over 50 charities worldwide will benefit from the album as all profits are being donated – 50% to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and 50% to a charity of each artist’s choice.

To find out more and pre-order the album, click here.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood for choosing to support Chestnut Tree House.