SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band Metallica’s 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is available in stores and at all digital retailers today via the band’s own Blackened Recordings in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions available at www.metallica.com. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is the first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum Death Magnetic.  Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

Praise for Hardwired…To Self-Destruct includes The New York Times: “Metallica has embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control”, Rolling Stone: “Metallica’s ‘Hardwired’ shreds back to vintage eighties terror”, LA Times: “Metallica keeps evolving”, Decibel: “Metallica balances legacy, longevity, and longitude with Hardwired...To Self-Destruct”, Kerrang!: “This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they've done since The Black album? Yep”, The Guardian: “Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years,” NME: “Metallica remain both vital and innovative”, and much more.

To celebrate the release of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, Metallica will perform live tonight at the very intimate House of Vans in London for Fifth Members and lucky winners. The band performs at 9:00 PM GMT and fans can take part in the festivities by visiting www.metallica.com or YouTube to stream the performance live. The show will be available on demand in its entirety for one week following the show.

In an unprecedented move for Metallica, this past Wednesday the band released music videos for each song on the new album via www.metallica.com and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world for every two hours.  New songs and their corresponding videos premiered right up to when the clock turned over at midnight in New Zealand, where the first official copy of the new album became available worldwide. Directors for the videos included: Jonas Åkerlund, who originally worked with the band on "Turn The Page" and "Whiskey In The Jar," album package photographers Herring and Herring, Colin Hakes ("Hardwired"), Clark Eddy ("Atlas Rise," and countless "Making of . . ." clips), Tom Kirk ("Moth Into Flame"), Claire Marie Vogel, Jessica Cope, Rob Valley, Phil Mucci, and Metallica's very own videographer Brett Murray. To watch the music videos, visit www.metallica.com.

Almost 100 independent record stores around the world opened stayed open through out the night and into the morning selling Hardwired…To Self-Destruct LPs and CDs as part of Blackened Friday. Stores are stocked with music, prizes, and exclusive items to be given away free with purchase. For a complete list of participating stores, click HERE. All items are available while supplies last.

Metallica recently joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a rendition of the band's song "Enter Sandman" as part of the popular segment 'Classroom Instruments' on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Watch the clip now HERE.

TRACKLISTING
Regular Album (on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We're Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone

Deluxe Version (On CD & Vinyl only):

Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We're Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone

Disc Three
1. Lords Of Summer
2. Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
3. N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M.  (Riff Origins)
4. Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
5. Plow (Riff Origins)
6. Sawblade (Riff Origins)
7. RIP (Riff Origins)
8. Lima (Riff Origins)
9. 91 (Riff Origins)
10. MTO (Riff Origins)
11. RL72 (Riff Origins)
12. Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
13. CHI (Riff Origins)
14. X Dust (Riff Origins)


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ABOUT METALLICA
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991's Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.  In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

www.metallica.com

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