METALLICA's 'Mystery' Artwork Updated

June 11, 2008

METALLICA has posted an updated version (see below) of the image that originally appeared on the band's official web site yesterday (Tuesday, June 10) under the headline "???." There is still no word as to what the image represents or whether it will form part of the cover artwork for the band's much-anticipated new studio album.

The CD is due out in September, with the title expected to be announced soon through the new Mission: Metallica web site.

METALLICA will play Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival on Friday, June 13, and the one-day Ozzfest in Dallas on August 9, with a full North American tour in the works for the fall.

Just one day after several UK web sites posted early reviews of six new METALLICA songs that were previewed for them in London last week, the reports were all taken down, reportedly at the request of the band's management. One site, The Quietus, told Blinded By The Hype that its reporter at the listening session was not asked at the time to hold back from reporting on what he heard or sign a non-disclosure agreement. The site itself was later contacted and asked to remove the article, which it did to "protect the professional interests of the writer concerned."

A representative for METALLICA's management had no comment on the matter, according to The Pulse of Radio.

Latest image displayed via Metallica.com:

YouTube fan clip dedicated to METALLICA's "unknown image" mystery:

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