Released: August 25, 1986|
Peak Chart Position: US (6), UK (4)
RIAA Certification: Platinum 8x
…And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was released through Elektra Records. It was the group’s first full studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted, following the death of $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, which was his first recorded work with Metallica.
The front cover depicts the statue of Lady Justice cracked, bound by ropes, her breasts exposed, and both of her scales filled with dollars. The words …And Justice for All are written in graffiti-like lettering to the right. The cover art was created by Stephen Gorman, based on a concept developed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. …And Justice for All was Metallica’s final collaboration with longtime producer Flemming Rasmussen.(From Release Wiki page)