Metallica is going back to the big house. The legendary rock band has announced plans to perform their 1991 self-titled album, also known as “The Black Album,” at a Danish prison.
The quartet will play a concert in June 2012 at the site of Statsfaengsel in Denmark. The jail, which used to house serial killer and mass murderers, closed in 2006. So it should be safe for the estimated 40,000 concert goers.
This is not the metal band’s first trip behind bars. They filmed the music video for the title song to the 2003 album “St. Anger” in the San Quentin State Prison as hundreds of inmates looked on.
“The Black Album” is the group’s most successful title to date. It sold more than 17 million copies and featured songs like “Enter Sandman” and “Nothing Else Matters.”