Metallica warns fans of fake websites and scams about new music and tours

Metallica issued a statement warning fans about fake websites claiming to offer crypto giveaways in connection with the band’s upcoming music and tour.

The legendary metal band recently announced their 11th studio album ’72 Seasons’ and shared their first single ‘Lux Æterna’. The record follows on from 2016’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct LP and is due for release on April 14, 2023.

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Next spring, Metallica will hit the road in Europe before further North American dates. The set also includes the band’s previously confirmed Download Festival headline slot.

Metallica shared an official statement on social media today (December 6). “After last week’s exciting news of a new song, a new album and a new tour, unfortunately the ugly side of social media has been revealed,” they wrote.

“Many of you have reported to us YouTube channels and live streams, as well as websites claiming to be offering Metallica Crypto giveaways in conjunction with last week’s announcement.”

The message continued: “Let’s be as clear as possible. This is a scam. They are broadcasting on fake YouTube channels pretending to be ours and all pointing to websites we don’t operate. Remember – all our official social media channels are verified. Always seek official confirmation before believing that something wild and crazy is true.

“Thanks to all of you who have been vigilant in reporting these live streams to YouTube and us… please don’t!”

Metallica then listed their official website and social platforms along with their respective handles. “Learn the signs that indicate an official channel and report a scam!” in the accompanying statement.

Speaking earlier about the inspiration behind the ’72 Seasons’ title, the righteous James Hetfield said: ’72 Seasons. The first 18 years of our lives shape our true or false identity. The concept that our parents told us “who we are”. Possible pigeonholes around what kind of person we are.

“I think the most interesting part of it is the continuation of these core beliefs and how they affect our perception of the world today. So much of our adult experience is reliving or reacting to childhood experiences. Breaking free from childhood captivity or slavery that we carry.

In other news, guitarist Kirk Hammett explained in a recent interview how “toxic masculinity” helped keep the band afloat.

Meanwhile, Lars Ulrich spoke about Metallica’s decision to rent Strange things use Master Of Puppets in the fourth season of the show.

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