Metallica fans that have been loving the 30th anniversary celebrations around “The Black Album” will want to get their hands on this new book.

Available now via the band’s online store is Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White from famed rock photographer Ross Halfin. A teaser trailer for the book can be viewed below.

Per the book’s listing, “Photographer Ross Halfin was with the band during the album sessions at One on One Studios in North Hollywood and documented the 300 date tour that followed between 1991 and 1993. The hectic performing schedule is mixed in with many unique portrait sessions and candid, backstage documentary style photography, rehearsals, interviews, band meetings and travel. This official Metallica book features many classic and previously unpublished images with introductions by Ross Halfin, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and Robert Trujillo who performed on part of the tour with his band Suicidal Tendencies.”

Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White retails for $49.95 at


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