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Metallica Debut Videos For Every Song On “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” Leading Up To Album Release

Metallica Debut Videos For Every Song On “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” Leading Up To Album Release

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In an unprecedented move for Metallica, the band will release music videos for each song from their forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct starting today at 12:00 PM EST on www.metallica.com and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world for every two hours.  New songs and their videos will premiere right up to when the clock turns over at midnight in New Zealand, where the first official copy of the new album will be available worldwide. The videos – shot around the globe – will give fans the opportunity to hear the long awaited Metallica album two days ahead of its official November 18th release via Blackened Recordings.

Directors for the videos include: Jonas Åkerlund, who originally worked with the band on “Turn The Page” and “Whiskey In The Jar,” album package photographers Herring and Herring, Colin Hakes (“Hardwired”), Clark Eddy (“Atlas Rise,” and countless “Making of . . .” clips), Tom Kirk (“Moth Into Flame”), Claire Marie Vogel, Jessica Cope, Rob Valley, Phil Mucci, and Metallica’s very own videographer Brett Murray. The forthcoming clips follow the previously released videos for “Hardwired”“Moth Into Flame”, and “Atlas, Rise”. See below for a complete schedule of when and where each video will be debuted, along with who directed each video.

Wednesday, November 16
12p EST – “Dream No More” (Directed by Tom Kirk) – Gshow Globo, Brazil
2p EST – “Confusion” (Directed by Claire Marie Vogel) – Rolling Stone, USA
4p EST – “ManUNkind” (Directed by Jonas Åkerlund) – Bravewords, Canada
6p EST – “Now That We’re Dead” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Pitchfork, USA
8p EST – “Here Comes Revenge” (Directed by Jessica Cope) – Triple M, Australia
10p EST – “Am I Savage” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Ro69.JP (Rockin’ On), Japan

Thursday, November 17
12a EST – “Halo On Fire” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – BiLD / Metal Hammer, Germany
2a EST – “Murder One” (Directed by Robert Valley) – Le Parisian, France
4a EST – “Spit Out The Bone” (Directed by Phil Mucci) – NME, England
6a EST – “Lords of Summer” (Directed by Brett Murray) – Aftonbladet, Sweden

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is the Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death MagneticHardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

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Metallica Announces “Blackened Friday” In Support of ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’

Metallica Announces “Blackened Friday” In Support of ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’

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Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Record Store Day ambassadors Metallica will celebrate the release of their forthcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct with fans and independent record stores around the world as part of Blackened Friday.

Starting on Thursday November 17th, 100 independent record stores will open at Midnight to sell the new album. Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase. On Friday the 18th during their normal business hours, stores around the world will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and giveaways of limited edition items. All items available while supplies last. Contact your local store for details.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is Metallica’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death MagneticHardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.comin various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Box Versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

For more information on Blackened Friday, visit BlackenedFriday.Metallica.com and follow along at #BlackenedFriday.

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Metallica To Release “Atlas, Rise!” Single On Halloween

Metallica To Release “Atlas, Rise!” Single On Halloween

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Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will unleash “Atlas, Rise!” to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST. The song is the third track to be released from Metallica’s forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, due for release on the band’s own Blackened Recordings on November 18th and follows previously released tracks “Hardwired” and “Moth Into Flame”.

To help fans get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28th, Metallica fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Halloween mask. Inside of each mask fans will find a special access code that will allow them to hear “Atlas, Rise!” 30-minutes prior to it’s official release on Halloween. To see a complete list of participating record stores, visit www.metallica.com.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is Metallica’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death Magnetic. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, and is available for pre-order at www.metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions.

For a complete list of upcoming live Metallica dates, visit www.metallica.com/tour.

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Metallica Release Video For “Moth Into Flame” From Forthcoming Album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’

Metallica Release Video For “Moth Into Flame” From Forthcoming Album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’

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Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica have revealed “Moth Into Flame”, the second track from their forthcoming album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, scheduled to be release on the band’s Blackened Recordings on November 18th. The band world premiered the song on The Howard Stern Show this morning on SiriusXM and shortly after debuted the video for the song, which was directed by Tom Kirk. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct was produced by Greg Fidelman and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations HERE.

Earlier today, Metallica recorded a special edition of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series-answering questions from a select group of SiriusXM listeners in the SiriusXM studios in New York City. The “Town Hall” special, hosted by music journalist and SiriusXM host David Fricke, will air on the band’s limited-run SiriusXM channel Mandatory Metallica, launching Wednesday, November 16.

Following a performance at Global Citizen Festival this past Saturday in Central Park, Metallica announced a special intimate performance tomorrow, September 27th at Webster Hall for their Fifth Member fan club members. All proceeds from the show will be donated to City Harvest.

On Thursday, September 29th the band will perform their current single “Hardwired” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Fans can tune in at 11:35/10:35c on NBC (check local listings).

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Metallica To Unleash ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ On November 18th

Metallica To Unleash ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ On November 18th

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Metallica will release their eleventh studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, on November 18th, via Blackened Recordings. The 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set is the Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death MagneticHardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.com starting today in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. The albumis 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’s 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 HQ in the Bay Area. During an interview with Minneapolis rock station 93X discussing the band’s performance at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 20th, Lars 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 HERE.

Metallica will perform this Saturday, August 20th, at U.S. Bank Stadium – the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. The band’s performance will be the first rock concert at the venue and tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes. Fans can tune in from home via a Pandora live stream beginning at 10 pm EST at http://pdora.co/metallicalive. Individual songs from the concert will also spin on Pandora. To listen, log in to your Pandora account or create a new one for free if you live in U.S., Australia or New Zealand. Fans outside of those countries can access the live stream at www.livemetallica.com.

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Additionally, in celebration of Saturday’s performance, the band will be launching 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 19th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Stay tuned for more details on Hardwired…To Self-Destruct in the coming weeks.

TRACKLISTING
Regular Album (on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone
Deluxe Version (On CD & Vinyl only):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone

Disc Three
1. Lords Of Summer
2. Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
3. N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
4. Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
5. Plow (Riff Origins)
6. Sawblade (Riff Origins)
7. RIP (Riff Origins)
8. Lima (Riff Origins)
9. 91 (Riff Origins)
10. MTO (Riff Origins)
11. RL72 (Riff Origins)
12. Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
13. CHI (Riff Origins)
14. X Dust (Riff Origins)

ABOUT METALLICA
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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