METALLICA will release its long-awaited new album, "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct", on November 18 via Blackened Recordings. The two-CD/two-vinyl set is the Grammy Award-winning Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum "Death Magnetic". "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" is available for pre-order at Metallica.com starting today in various configurations, including CD, vinyl, digital, deluxe, and deluxe deluxe versions. The album is produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed "Death Magnetic".
"Has it really been eight years? Doesn't feel like it! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink," said METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich.
"We're obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there.
"We've been rockin' along in the studio with Greg, on and off, for the last 18 months firing up the creative engines again.
"Putting new music out there, getting in your faces once again and all that comes with it is what we love to do more than anything else, so strap yourselves in … INCOMING!"
"Hardwired", the first track to be released from the forthcoming album was played for the first time earlier today during a live remote broadcast from METALLICA's headquarters in San Rafael, California. During an interview with Minneapolis rock station 93X discussing the band's performance at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 20, Ulrich stunned 93X's Pablo by unleashing the incendiary song for the first time, much to the surprise (and delight) of the station, as well as fans around the world.
"Hardwired" will be delivered as an instant download to fans who preorder the album.
METALLICA also premiered the official video for "Hardwired" today. The clip can be viewed below.
In celebration of Saturday's performance, the band will launch the official METALLICA pop-up store in Minneapolis this weekend. The store will have exclusive show merchandise and items not available anywhere else (including inside the stadium) as well as a wide selection of classic METALLICA merch. The Metallica Pop-Up Store will be located at 401 2nd Ave North and open on Friday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Now That We're Dead
04. Moth Into Flame
05. Am I Savage?
06. Halo On Fire
02. Dream No More
04. Here Comes Revenge
05. Murder One
06. Spit Out The Bone
Disc Three (Deluxe Edition Only)
01. Lords Of Summer
02. Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
03. N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
04. Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
05. Plow (Riff Origins)
06. Sawblade (Riff Origins)
07. RIP (Riff Origins)
08. Lima (Riff Origins)
09. 91 (Riff Origins)
10. MTO (Riff Origins)
11. RL72 (Riff Origins)
12. Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
13. CHI (Riff Origins)
14. X Dust (Riff Origins)
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