Metallica to Release Ten Music Videos in Two Days; Watch the First Five Here

  • Axl Rosenberg

Much like Beyoncé, Kataklysm, or, er, Green Jellÿ before them, Metallica will release a music video for every song on their new album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. And they’re not waiting for the album to be released before they start: Rock Feed reports that they’ll unveil five of the videos today, and five tomorrow. Since the band has already released three videos from the album — the title track, “Moth Into Flame,” and “Atlas, Rise!” — the means you’ll have heard the entire album before it’s released Friday. So you’ll be able to start arguing about the record early (and have some basis for that argument, I mean — I know everyone always argues about Metallica records the moment they’re announced, with nary a note yet heard).

Because we’re nice guys, we’ll be updating this post throughout the day with the first five videos as they’re released. Obviously we’ll post the others when they’re available. Meanwhile, if you scroll to the bottom of this post, you can get the entire release schedule, as well as director credits (which include a reunion with Jonas Åkerlund, who has been in the headlines quite a bit recently) and shout-outs to the websites that will be premiering the clips.

Wednesday, November 16

9:00 AM PST – “Dream No More” (Directed by Tom Kirk) – Gshow Globo, Brazil
11:00 AM PST – “Confusion” (Directed by Claire Marie Vogel) – Rolling Stone, USA
1:00 PM PST – “ManUNkind” (Directed by Jonas Åkerlund) – Bravewords, Canada
3:00 PM PST – “Now That We’re Dead” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Pitchfork, USA
5:00 PM PST – “Here Comes Revenge” (Directed by Jessica Cope) – Triple M, Australia
7:00 PM PST – “Am I Savage” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Ro69.JP (Rockin’ On), Japan
9:00 PM PST – “Halo On Fire” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – BiLD/Metal Hammer, Germany
11:00 PM PST – “Murder One” (Directed by Robert Valley) – Le Parisian, France

Thursday, November 17

1:00 AM PST – “Spit Out The Bone” (Directed by Phil Mucci) – NME, England
3:00 AM PST – “Lords of Summer” (Directed by Brett Murray) – Aftonbladet, Sweden

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