“Metallica has shown the world what access and inclusiveness can look like.”
Metallica have once again made history by releasing American Sign Language (ASL) music videos for all 12 songs in their 72 Seasons album.
The band collaborated with nonprofit organisation Deaf Professional Arts Network (DPAN) and Amber G Productions teams for the project. Each video features an ASL interpreter translating the lyrics and rocking out to the song, as the original footage plays on the other half of the screen.
“Metallica has shown the world what access and inclusiveness can look like,” said Amber Galloway of Amber G Productions. Her team is known for signing at several music festivals the band has headlined, including Lollapalooza (where Galloway herself once went viral for her ASL performance with Kendrick Lamar) and Austin City Limits.