Listen to the New Metallica Song “Hardwired” Right Now! Double-Album Coming This Fall


New. Metallica. Song. “Hardwired.” Listen now!!

Metallica’s new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct will come out on November 18.

First listen verdict: it’s good! It’s a fast thrasher, in line with what most fans of classic ‘Tallica are probably hoping for. The riffs are solid and it’s got some good hooks; it’s a quick one, too, clocking in at just over 3 minutes. Mercifully, the production issues that’ve haunted Metallica’s past two albums — the tin-can sound of St. Anger and the brickwalled mixing/mastering of Death Magnetic — have been completely left in the past. This track sounds really fucking good, in line with modern metal production but not over-produced. So, all in all, I’d say it’s looking pretty good for the new album if this track is a harbinger of what”s to come!

Here’s an update via Metallica’s official website:

It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, 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.”

Keep watching this space for more information, we cannot wait to hit the road to play these songs live and get in your faces once again, so strap yourselves in… INCOMING!


Disc One

Atlas, Rise!
Now That We’re Dead
Moth Into Flame
Am I Savage?
Halo On Fire

Disc Two

Dream No More
Here Comes Revenge
Murder One
Spit Out The Bone
Disc Three (Deluxe Edition Only)

Lords Of Summer
Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
Plow (Riff Origins)
Sawblade (Riff Origins)
RIP (Riff Origins)
Lima (Riff Origins)
91 (Riff Origins)
MTO (Riff Origins)
RL72 (Riff Origins)
Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
CHI (Riff Origins)
X Dust (Riff Origins)

Listen below and let us know what you think! Album artwork and new band photo below as well.

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