Metallica have joined a luxury Italian menswear campaign.
The metal veterans have signed up to become the face of Brioni’s latest collection, which sees the band sporting tuxedos, suits, and sunglasses.
They posed for black-and-white photos taken by Zackery Michael as a group and individually. Their positioning was inspired by the cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ single. See the band’s tweet below.
Meanwhile, Metallica recently claimed their new album will be finished “this summer”, according to drummer Lars Ulrich, but it might not be released in 2016.
“If the record doesn’t come out this year, then it won’t be because it’s not done,” he said. “It will be because there’s some sort of cosmic reason that it would be smarter to hold onto it until next year. But the record will be done this summer.”
— Metallica (@Metallica) June 29, 2016
This month has been the crunch period for the album, which they’ve been recording since last November, Ulrich revealed.
He previously said: “We’re now coming towards the end of the musical creative process and we’re starting to look ahead and the process of how we’re going to share this record with the universe. The month of June is basically when we’re going to sit down and figure what we’re going to do with it all; what we’re going to call it and what’s going to be on it.
“Greg Fidelman is 24/7 on this record and has been since last summer. He’s doing an insanely great job and has been putting his heart and soul in it pretty much every waking moment of his life in helping us engineer and produce this record.”