Metallica are releasing videos for all tracks on their upcoming new album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Since it is a double album, you will get 13 videos, leading up to the album's release tomorrow. That's a lot of videos! Well, the band has started premiering them yesterday every two hours and the last one, "Lords Of Summer" (bonus track), just premiered as well. The clips were created in several different locations around the globe.
As you know, Metallica's new double album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, is about to hit the streets (November 18th) and the band has planned a special performance to mark its release. On Friday, they celebrate it with an intimate performance at the House of Vans in London, England for Fifth Members and lucky winners of the Vans ticket contest. If you can't be there, the good news is that the band will livestream their performance at 21:00 GMT.
Metallica has chosen Halloween to premiere a brand new track. Is it any good though? First of all, it's called "Atlas, Rise!" and it's also the third track the band unveils from the upcoming double album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. You can listen to the track on the video below, where you can also watch footage of the band in the studio.
To build the anticipation even more for Metallica's new double record, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, today is the day to hear another brand new tune. The legendary metal group just premiered track number two from the offering, "Moth Into Flame" and a corresponding video to go with it, directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame. To listen to the pumping song, head over here. Do you dig the new Metallica song?
Metal icons Metallica just recently revealed their thrashy new single and new album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Shortly after that, the group also debuted the new song live for the first time at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and filmed the occasion. You can now watch that performance here and see how the brand new song works in a live setting.
A new Metallica song has been released! In fact, the legendary band decided to reveal all about their new album as well. After a long wait following 2008's Death Magnetic, the heavy metallers are releasing a double album titled Hardwired...To Self-Destruct everywhere on November 18th. How is Metallica sounding nowadays? Check out "Hardwired" to find out.
With the new Spotify Landmark documentary series, Landmark - Metallica: The Early Years, fans will get a chance to look back on the start of Metallica's career. Spotify's first music documentary will debut on August 18th and will feature four episodes. For now, a trailer has been released to whet your appetite. Watch it here!
Metallica are taking their sweet time with the follow-up to Death Magnetic (2008). Now almost eight years later, their new album is being finalized, currently in the mixing stages. In a recent interview with Humanity magazine, drummer Lars Ulrich confirmed that their 10th album is coming out this year (tentatively in the fall) and you can expect a more diverse record.
Metallica's 1986 masterpiece Master Of Puppets has been preserved for posterity and is the first metal title to be given the honour of being added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The record was selected as one of the 25 new sound recordings added to the registry of works that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
As Ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day celebrating independent retail, Metallica will have a special exclusive CD release, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Metallica!, live at Le Bataclan, Paris, France - June 11th, 2003. They will be donating all profits to the victims of the attacks in Paris in 2015. For now, check out a sneak peek of the cover art below and a preview of the music with "Fade To Black."
The Deluxe Edition of Metallica's milestone record Ride The Lightning is being released next month on April 15th via Blackened Recordings. Included in this edition are recordings of a show they headlined in San Francisco on March 15th, 1985. They headlined the second of two shows at the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco 31 years ago. Here's a little taste of the recording of that gig via SoundCloud below. It's "Motorbreath" and a cover version of the Diamond Head classic "Am I Evil?". Yes, I am.
While they continue to work on a new album, Metallica have collaborated with an award winning author named Matt Taylor on a book about the making of the band's classic 1986 album Master Of Puppets and the subsequent tour that followed its release. Fans shared photos, videos and stories with the band so that all pieces fit together. The cover of Metallica: Back To The Front, which is due in the fall of 2016, can be seen below for now. The book will be released as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Master Of Puppets.
Stone Sour have premiered their cover of Metallica's classic tune "Creeping Death". The track is off of their upcoming Record Store Day EP Meanwhile In Burbank which you can grab this Saturday, April 18th. The EP also features covers of songs by Black Sabbath, Kiss, Judas Priest and Alice In Chains. You can judge the band's rendition of the song after you listen to it here.
Remember the 1982 No Life 'Til Leather demo? And cassettes? Well, Metallica will celebrate this year's "Record Store Day" with the release of an exact duplication of the band's 1982 demo tape as a limited-edition cassette on April 18th. The artwork was made from Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's own copy and will feature his handwriting. At the time, the group consisted of vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), bassist Ron McGovney and drummer Ulrich. Some of the songs from this demo became classics of the band and all but "The Mechanix" would appear on their debut Kill 'Em All.