Metallica XX

There’s a mysterious new Metallica website that the band has promoted on Twitter. It’s URL is and it currently displays a countdown clock that appears to end around noon on Thursday, October 10. The band has the film S&M 2 scheduled for release tomorrow October 9, a movie that features their second performance with the San Francisco Symphony after 1999’s original S&M album. The double “x” in the web address could mean 20, commemorating the 20th anniversary of their original album, but so far the band is offering no clues. What do you think this countdown clock means?