An official website loureedmetallica.com for the Lou Reed and Metallica collaboration project, has recently launched after the two have been in the studio recording an album.
At the moment it’s just a “coming soon” page, but you can see a photo of the group, which was taken by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn. The photo will be used as the front cover of the album, which so far features 10 songs that were composed by Reed with arrangement contributions by Metallica. Two of the track names have already been released Pumping Blood and Mistress Dread.
Speaking to Rollingstone about first hearing the Reed’s demos, James Hetfield said: Lars and I listened to the stuff and it was like, Wow, this is very different. It was scary at first, because the music was so open. But then I thought, ‘This could go anywhere.’
No release date is set for the album, but the launch of the website should signify that the wheels are definitely in motion.
Watch: Lou Reed and Metallica at 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York.