METALLICA has warned fans about new cryptocurrency scams that are currently circulating on social media following the announcement of the band’s new studio album, “72 Seasons”
This comes after a recent report of a 51-year-old New York man being taken for approximately $25,500 of Bitcoin by a fake METALLICA YouTube account.
METALLICA wrote: “In the wake of last week’s exciting news of our new song, new album, and new tour, unfortunately the ugly side of social media made an appearance. Many of you have let us know about YouTube channels and live streams, as well as websites, claiming to offer METALLICA Crypto giveaways in conjunction with last week’s announcement.
“Let’s be as clear as possible. These are scams. They’re being streamed on fake YouTube channels posing to be ours and all pointing to websites that we do not run. Please remember — all of our official social media channels are verified. Always look for official verification before believing something wild and crazy to be true. We thank all of you who have been vigilant in reporting these live streams to YouTube and to us… please don’t let up!”
METALLICA also listed the addresses to their verified social media accounts and finished their statement with: “Be familiar with the symbols that indicate an official channel and report anything that is a scam!”
METALLICA are set to release “72 Seasons” on April 14, 2023 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. The record was produced by Greg Fidelman with METALLICA‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.