Metallica Announce Double Album & Premiere New Single “Hardwired”


Metallica has announced the release date of the long awaited new studio album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – November 18th, 2016. This will be the band’s eleventh studio album, and their first since 2008’s Death Magnetic. “Hardwired”, a track off the upcoming album, made a surprise debut today when Lars Ulrich premiered it during an interview with 93X in Minneapolis, where Metallica will play the first rock concert at U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a double album to be released on vinyl, CD, and digital download, is available for preorder at metallica.com. Every order placed through the site will come with an instant download of “Hardwired”. A deluxe edition will also be available, including riffs that were the origins of the album. The full tracklist is as follows:

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 (Deluxe Edition Only)

  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)


The album will be released on Blackened Records, and produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. An official music video for “Hardwired” was also released today and can be viewed here: Metallica: Hardwired (Official Music Video)


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