The hugely anticipated album features a collection of songs inspired by the plays of German expressionist Frank Wedekind, 'Earth Spirit' and 'Pandora's Box'.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett and frontman James Hetfield recently revealed they'd been reduced to tears by Lou Reed's lyrics on the album.
London Underground have banned promo posters for Lou Reed and Metallica's forthcoming album 'Lulu' from being displayed in stations.
The album artwork features a naked, limbless mannequin with the album name 'Lulu' written across it. Transport For London bosses made the decision not to allow the image on tubes or in stations. NME say that a spokesperson claimed it looked too much like graffiti.