It looks as if METALLICA are teasing something along the lines of “Black Album 2021” on their social media pages.
The cryptic message was included with an Instagram post, which was a clip of METALLICA playing “Wherever I May Roam” during a San Diego concert in 1992. “And the road becomes my bride…” the caption reads, which is topped off with two hashtags of the phrases “flashback Friday” and “Black Album 2021?”
Someone on the METALLICA reddit actually posted a screenshot of the Instagram video, which also had the hashtag, “coming this fall” at the very bottom. The band apparently removed that hashtag from the caption, because people in the comments also wrote “coming this fall.”
You can see METALLICA’s post, as well as the screenshot from Reddit, just below.
A lot of fans speculate that because this year marks the 30th anniversary of ‘The Black Album’, which was initially released on Aug. 12, 1991, it could be that the “fall” hashtag was alluding to some sort of box set to commemorate the anniversary of the album, while others are curious whether it means METALLICA are releasing a whole new album in general.
A new METALLICA album isn’t that far off a guess as the band wrote 10 songs during the COVID-19 lockdown, however, Lars Ulrich admitted earlier this year that their progress on the new album has been very slow.
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