Metallica announce new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, premiere first single “Hardwired”

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Metallica have officially announced their tenth studio record, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The group said of it via Metallica.com:

“It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to , the long awaited next Metallica studio album that is the follow-up to Death Magnetic! Two discs, nearly 80 minutes of music is coming your way on November 18, 2016… yes, THIS YEAR!

Hardwired… represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you. If anyone was tuned into radio station 93X in Minneapolis earlier today, you heard the world debut of the first track, ‘Hardwired’ and we’re hoping you’ll hear a lot more of it in the coming days.

Produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, this is our 11th studio album and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations including 12 songs on a double CD, vinyl, digital download, as well as a deluxe version with the riffs that were the origins of the album. Everyone who pre-orders the album through Metallica.com will receive an instant download of the song ‘Hardwired’.”

As mentioned above, the record will be hitting stores on November 18th through their own Blackened Recordings. Pre-orders are now live through their website. The effort’s first single, “Hardwired”, is now streaming online. Check it out below along with the cover art and track listing.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct track listing:

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 Come 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)

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