Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke in an interview with Kerrang! and revealed why they chose Ghost and Bokassa as support acts for European tour.

Here’s the statement:

“To me, Tobias [Forge, Ghost frontman] is a super-cool dude. I really like his energy and being around him. Everybody in our band is a huge fan of Ghost. It seems like the fans of our band love them too. With support bands, we always try to take out people we like to be around and get along with. We’re looking forward to our whole jaunt with them.

And Bokassa are incredibly fucking good. The songs they write, their whole energy and vibe is such a breath of fresh air. When I heard their music a year ago, they blew my head off. Getting a chance to introduce them to a wider audience is going to be super cool.”

In another interview with Maxim, he has revealed his favorite Metallica album cover. He said:

“I’m not much for favorites. I guess speaking about what we were just talking about, the [1996’s] ‘Load’ and [1997’s] ‘Reload’ albums with the amazing pieces by Andres Serrano, they will always hold a special place in my heart.

I love him as an artist. I love the imagery. I love the fact that we saw Serrano through as the cover art for those two records. Those are probably my two favorites.”

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