Metallica Scam

Metallica Comment On Recent Wave Of Crypto/Livestream Scams Targeting The Band’s Fans


If you’re a metalhead who has been on YouTube recently, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some questionable livestreaming events from accounts claiming to officially be affiliated Metallica. Those sites have been streaming videos of past interviews/events with the band, while claiming to be serving up free downloads of the thrash metal titans eleventh studio album “72 Seasons” ahead of its April 14th release date and more. They’ve also pushing towards external sites involving apparent crypto scams.

The problem became prevalent enough in recent days that Metallica themselves have now addressed it, issuing the following statement on social media tonight, December 05th:

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“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 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 beleiving 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!

As a reminder, these are the official Metallica channels:

Instagram: @metallica
YouTube: @metallica
Facebook: @metallica
TikTok: @metallica
Twitter: @metallica

Be familiar with the symbols that indicate an official channel and report anything that is a scam!”

Ironically, at press time of this article, there was yet another one of these scams up running on YouTube, as seen in the above image.

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