Confirming what many fans thought was a given after all these years, Metallica’s “St. Anger” album announced at a press conference Wednesday that the album is, in fact, gay.
“Not only am I gay, but I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t 100% sure I was gay,” the 2003 album told a largely unsurprised assemblage of music reporters.
The album’s long overdue prepared statement was seen as largely symbolic since the album, now 18 years old, has been the subject of speculation by fans who have been pretty confident the album was gay the entire time.
“This is hard evidence that you’re born gay,” one fan Tweeted.
Another posted “You’d have had a really hard time at any point during the past 18 years convincing me that St. Anger wasn’t totally fucking gay.”
Asked how it had managed to keep it’s silence on the topic all these years, the album told reporters that it had been able to keep its silence due to being locked deep in one of drummer Lars Ulrich’s closets for quite some time.
Metallica’s “St. Anger” festively joins Joe Jackson’s “Body and Soul,” Tool’s “10,000 Days,” and the first Sublime album among the most famous albums known to be gay.