Metallica Announce New Album: “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”


Metallica 2016

At last, Metallica has a new album for us! Due November 18 is Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, the band’s first new album since 2008’s Death Magnetic. Here’s what the band had to say about it:

“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 will receive an instant download of the song “Hardwired.'”

Speaking of, the official video for “Hardwired” can be seen below, following the tracklisting. We’ve also tossed in the album cover for good measure.


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)

“Saw blade” (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)