On the darkest day of the year, December 21st, DC101 will play Metallica's "Black Album."  We start at noon.

Metallica's self-titled album was released on August 12, 1991.  Fans call it the "Black Album" because of the album's black cover.

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The Black Album is the best selling album of the "Soundscan era" (which began in 1991).  It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been certified 16x platinum.

The darkest day of the year usually occurs on December 21 or 22.  It is known as the "Winter Solstice."  This is the time of year at which the sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon.  There will be more than 14 and a half hours of darkness on December 21.

Metallica tracklisting

Enter Sandman
Sad But True
Holier Than Thou
The Unforgiven
Wherever I May Roam
Don't Tread on Me
Through the Never
Nothing Else Matters
Of Wolf and Man
The God That Failed
My Friend of Misery
The Struggle Within