METALLICA has finally completed work on its tenth studio album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, for a November 18 release via Blackened Recordings. The long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic” consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.
“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The band recorded the disc at its own studio.
Says METALLICA in a new post on its web site: “Guess what?!? It’s DONE! We have put the finishing touches on our next album, ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’, and are looking forward to the next phase of unleashing it to the world, waking the monster that is METALLICA and hitting the road.
“As we were in the 11th hour of wrapping it up, it dawned on us that we have never shared with you in any sort of cohesive ‘official’ manner the extensive covers we have worked on since ‘Death Magnetic’. While digging into the bonus options to complement the 12-song album with additional material, we realized that none of our versions of these songs from some of our favorite and most respected artists have been readily available on our very own Blackened Recordings. So with that said, we’re here to tell you about some changes we’ve made to the deluxe versions of ‘Hardwired…’ in place of the previously announced ‘Riff Origins’.
“The 2016 version of ‘Lords Of Summer’ from the studio in its full glory, as originally promised, is still included, but now we’ve added the ‘Ronnie Rising Medley’, originally only available only on the ‘Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life’ tribute album, along with the IRON MAIDEN cover of ‘Remember Tomorrow’ rounded out by DEEP PURPLE’s ‘When A Blind Man Cries’. And, by the way, all of these tracks have been recently remastered for optimum 2016 sound quality. Just for fun (and because there was room!) the special set we did at Rasputin’s in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride The Lightning’ is here all remixed and mastered.
“Lastly we had such an amazing time being a part of the first weekend of events ever held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis last month. It was an honor and a thrill to test out ‘Hardwired’ live there and we just had to commemorate the debut by including the recording from that night here.”
Updated “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” track listing:
Deluxe Edition (Digital Download & CD)
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Now That We’re Dead
04. Moth Into Flame
05. Dream No More
06. Halo On Fire
03. Here Comes Revenge
04. Am I Savage?
05. Murder One
06. Spit Out the Bone
Disc Three (Bonus)
01. Lords of Summer
02. Ronnie Rising Medley
03. When a Blind Man Cries
04. Remember Tomorrow
05. Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
06. Hit the Lights (Live at Rasputin Music)
07. The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music)
08. Ride the Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music)
09. Fade to Black (Live at Rasputin Music)
10. Jump in the Fire (Live at Rasputin Music)
11. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music)
12. Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music)
13. Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music)
14. Hardwired (Live in Minneapolis)