News broke over the weekend that Metallica were issued a cease and desist surrounding allegations of plagiarism from an unknown band called, Opprobrium. The suit claims that Metallica plagiarized parts from the Opprobrium song "Hunger for Power" for "Moth Into Flame" and "Spit Out the Bone" off their 2016 record, Hardwired... to Self Destruct.
Well now the Opprobrium has issued a statement saying that they have nothing to due with the cease and desist. They go on to state that the individual who filed the suit does not own the rights to the song and the band do not support their actions.
Glad that's taken care of.
You can read Opprobrium entire statement below where they profess their undying love for Metallica.
“ATTENTION, ATTENTION to all Metal Magazines around the world and all our fans. It’s been circulating that supposedly an “individual” is claiming that Metallica copied one of our songs called ” Hunger For Power” and that this individual supposedly sent a “Cease and Desist” to Metallica.
To all OPPROBRIUM fans and Metallica Fans , we OPPROBRIUMwould never send a “Cease and Desist” to Metallica. We OPPROBRIUM have nothing to do with this. We love Metallicaand we are fans of Metallica ourselves.
We do not know the reason why this news is spreading. WE LOVE METALLICA and are Fans of Metallica and would never do such a thing against Metallica.
This individual is claiming that he holds the rights to one of our song ” Hunger For Power“, and it’s NOT TRUE. We Opprobriumhold ALL the rights to all our songs.
This individual is spreading lies behind our backs. We OPPROBRIUM are surprise concerning this, and are very sad.WE OPPROBRIUM LOVE METALLICA AND WOULD NEVER DO SUCH A THING TO METALLICA.
OPPROBRIUM does not support this individual nor are we responsible for the actions taken by this “individual”.We OPPROBRIUM are on the side of Metallica and NOT on the side of this individual that is spreading this LIE…
Thanks to all OPPROBRIUM and METALLICA fans, and please keep in mind that this individual is doing this on his own and we (OPPROBRIUM) have NOTHING to do with this. This is a very sad day for our band.”