While Metallica came thrashing their way back into our lives this year with 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,' the group are now up against some serious plagiarism accusations.
Metallica have been accused of ripping off riffs from '80s death metal pioneers Incubus.
The claim is that Metallica’s'Moth Into Flame' was lifted from Incubus’ 'Hunger for Power' from the band’s 1988 album, Serpent Temptation.
It has been brought to my attention, that you have made unauthorized use of my copyrighted work which is titled ‘Hunger for Power.’ Your work titled ‘Moth into Flame’ is fundamentally a close duplication of my work filed under the copyright of SR-130-298.
Opprobrium released a statement claiming that none of the current band members are behind the cease-and-desist, rather an individual who claims to own the rights to 'Hunger For Power':