Did METALLICA take inspiration from the Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS for its new album? According to a posting on the DEATHSTARS' web site, METALLICA used the same font as the DEATHSTARS logo for the title of its new CD, "Death Magnetic", and one of the tracks on "Death Magnetic" is named "Cyanide", which also happens to be the title of the first single from DEATHSTARS' latest album, 2006's "Termination Bliss".
Commented DEATHSTARS vocalist Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh: "It's just fun. What can I say?!! It's just as big of a coincidence and chance as if you get a hermaphrodite child. What can you do? You just need to smile at the little monster."
Guitarist Emil "Nightmare Industries" Nödtveidt added, "It's interesting to see how a band that made a name for themselves hating Napster and downloading practically downloads ideas from a younger and sexier band, but think positively — maybe METALLICA does something that we can steal later."
In a recent interview with Lucem Fero, Bergh stated about the group's upcoming third album, "Deathglam", "It'll just continue with the deathglam that we play. In terms of this new album's style, I think it's more DEATHSTARS than ever. . . We're digging deeper and deeper into the impression that we began with 'Synthetic Generation', and we're achieving more and more freedom. We're breaking more and more away from metal and things like, which is all we just played before. It makes 'Deathglam' interesting."
DEATHSTARS' "Cyanide" video:
METALLICA performing "Cyanide" at Ozzfest 2008: