With the music video for 'Wherever I May Roam,' Metallica joined back up with director Wayne Isham, whom the band worked with previously for 'Enter Sandman.' After a few months of shooting in San Diego, California and throughout the Northeastern United States, the video premiered on May 21, 1992.

Following Metallica on the road during the 'Wherever We May Roam Tour,' 'the clip marks Metallica's fifth music video in their career, and the third video released from their self-titled album.

Isham would later go on to direct more music videos for Metallic as well as the live concert 'S & M,' which features Metallica backed by the San Francisco Symphony.