After a long wait, Load was released first week of June 1996. On the 1st by Sony in Japan, the 3rd by Vertigo, while in North America the fans had to wait until the 4th to get their hands on the album
In Australia a special limited edition CD set was released with an aditional interview disc. This item have an insert with the questions, while you could hear the answers on the bonus CD. A similar interview CD was released down under but in a different card cover. None of the post black album albums have lyrics, exept the Japanese versions. In Japan even the singles includes lyrics.
The image on the cover is a photograph called "Blood and Semen III" by Anrdes Serrano. It was done by mixing bovine blood and the artist's own semen between two sheets of plexiglass. Kirk discovered the photo while looking through a collection of the artist's work at a bookstore.
Any single and double Load picture discs are bootlegs. These say printed in Mexico or Argentina, but are bad pirate copies from Germany.
= Photo in description, click it
= This is a collectors item
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