New Metallica album ‘Death Magnetic’ leaks

Band say they don't mind though...

Metallica‘s forthcoming new album, ‘Death Magnetic’, has leaked online after allegedly being sold before its September 12 release date in a French record shop.

According to Blabbermouth, fans on the continent got hold of the new album and posted pictures of the artwork, which is available to see on the website.

Despite the leak, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said he wasn’t too concerned about losing sales. “Listen, we’re ten days from release,” he told US radio station Live 105.

“I mean, from here, we’re golden,” he added. “If this thing leaks all over the world today or tomorrow, happy days. Happy days. Trust me. Ten days out and it hasn’t quote-unquote fallen off the truck yet? Everybody’s happy. It’s 2008 and it’s part of how it is these days, so it’s fine. We’re happy.”

Metallica recently announced details of an intimate London show set for September 14. They recently made a ‘Death Magnetic’ song, ‘Cyanide’, available to download.