A new clip dated from around 2013 has made its way online featuring Metallica attempting to play its 1991 classic “Enter Sandman” backwards. MetalSucks.net posted the clip that was uploaded by YouTuber ATARAXIA, which shows the band attempting to play and sing the song in reverse — before the clip begins to play the studio version backwards.

Metallica will next perform on October 8th and 10th in Sacramento at Aftershock at Discovery Park.


  • Metallica‘s “Black Album” was released on August 12th, 1991. The set debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 albums chart and eventually sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S. and 22 million worldwide.
  • It is currently the biggest selling album of the SoundScan era of sales tracking.
  • The “Black Album” cost $1 million to record and had to be remixed three times before release.
  • Three members of the group — drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Jason Newsted — went through divorces during, and possibly as a result of, its making.
  • The disc yielded six hit singles, including “Enter Sandman,” “Sad But True,” “The Unforgiven,” “Don’t Tread On Me,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Wherever I May Roam.”

CHECK IT OUT: Metallica circa 2013 performing “Enter Sandman’ backwards: