The metal giants follow The Beatles in having their music spliced with the rapper's...

METALLICA have become the latest band to go under the musical knife alongside JAY-Z‘s ‘THE BLACK ALBUM’.

Following the recent – and controversial – success of Danger Mouse’s ‘The Grey Album’, which spliced together The Beatles‘ ‘The White Album’ and ‘The Black Album’, a DJ has put out a taster of the next possible instalment of the craze.

A number of websites are hosting a song from Metallica‘s eponymous 1991 LP – also dubbed ‘The Black Album’ – mixed with Jay-Z ‘s.

It is as-yet-unknown whether a full-album will follow.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Danger Mouse’s ‘Grey Album’ bootleg was downloaded over 100,000 times last Tuesday (February 24) – a rate that would have seen it go gold in a day.

The album, whose release has been blocked by EMI, was pushed by file-sharing networks last week – they claim that the cease and desist letter sent out by EMI amounts to censorship.