Volbeat has shared their version of “Don’t Tread On Me” from the upcoming album, The Metallica Blacklist.
The album features an more than 50 artists contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite cut from Metallica’s self-titled fifth album, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Metallica (aka The Black Album). All profits from The Metallica Blacklist will be donated to charity, benefiting Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation and a charity of each contributing artists’ choice. For “Don’t Tread On Me,” Volbeat has chosen the Børne Cancer Fonden in Denmark.
Of “Don’t Tread On Me,” Michael Poulsen said, “We didn’t want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they’re all hits, somehow. We were trying to pick a song that you don’t hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a Volbeat song. 'Don’t Tread on Me' definitely had a swing that I could turn into a Volbeat swing, and it turned out really great.”
The Metallica Blacklist will be available on digital and streaming on September 10th, and on vinyl and CD October 1st.