Metallica Releases New Headbanging Single “Hardwired…To Self Destruct”

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Metallica Releases New Headbanging Single “Hard Wired…To Self Destruct”

James Hetfield once sang the words, “The Lords of Summer have returned”…and Metallica just released a brand new single called “Hardwired…To Self Destruct!” In the midst of the hottest week in Earth’s history, “Hard Wired…To Self Destruct” is a straight up ruthless display of thrash metal. Long time listeners have every reason to rejoice as Metallica certainly focuses on the METAL in Metallica.

“Hardwired…To Self Destruct” picks up right where the band left off on 2008’s Death Magnetic. The song combines the speed-ridden angst of Kill ‘Em All with the relentless grooves found on 1987’s Garage Days Re-Revisited. Metallica might be getting older but their disdain for the world’s self-induced chaos has not wavered, especially as James Hetfield screams, “We’re so fucked/Shit out of luck/Hard wired to self destruct.” The video itself is black and white and features no thrills whatsoever, just frantic (pardon my reference) camera angles capturing the band in the midst of jamming out. In fact, the video feels like a sequel to the masterpiece “One.”

Metallica will officially release their 11th studio album Hardwired…To Self Destruct on November 18. Ladies and gentleman, we already have the title track on our hands. One visit to Metallica.com also reveals the track listing for their new record, which could be found below. “Hardwired To Self Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman who also engineered Death Magnetic. If “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” symbolizes what’s ahead, metal listeners might have another Metallica classic to add to the list and longtime haters could stop their meandering.

Tracklist

Disc One

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

Disc Two

Confusion
Dream No More
ManUNkind
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)