Friday, July 18, 2008
Metallica's CD Cover
The cover art for the upcoming new Metallica CD "Death Magnetic" has been released and I think it's pretty cool. It looks like magnetic pieces all drawn to some sort of coffin. Not sure what exactly it's supposed to mean, but who cares really. It's not near as sweet as their early covers for "Kill 'Em All", "And Justice For All" or "Master of Puppets" but it beats the heck out of the covers for "Load", "Reload", "The Black Album" and "St. Anger" so that's good.
James Hetfield talked about the album’s title: “It started out as kind of a tribute to people that have fallen in our business, like Layne Staley. Some people are drawn towards [death], just like a magnet, and other people are afraid of it and push away.”
The album will be the band's first to feature current bassist Robert Trujillo and the first to be produced by Rick Rubin. The release date isn't official yet that I know of, but it's supposed to be in September sometime.
Lastly, does the cover remind anyone of the old Fuzzy Face toy, or am I just so old that only I remember that? Do they even make those anymore? You could make the dude have a mustache (handlebar or Hitler), mullet, beard, goatee, hair, mohawk, soul patch or even a dirty sanchez if you wanted. It was really fun... for about 2 minutes. I remember taking them on road trips to play with in the backseat of the car, yes well before DVD or VHS players or even Gameboys. And yes I had to walk to school. Uphill both ways. Shuddup you.