Metallica Releases New Single “Hardwired”

So for anyone who has been wondering if Metallica was ever going to release another album, there has finally been some good news. Well, better than just news. Metallica released “Hardwired” a few days ago! This is the first track for their upcoming November release “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.” For anyone concerned that Metallica might have slipped backwards from the progress they made with 2008’s “Death Magnetic” towards the musical stylings of the “Load/Reload” years, Metallica’s new single seems to deliver a vehement “NO.”

HTSDThe song has an intense staccato rhythm and beat that feels like a return to the band’s “Kill ‘Em All” days. In my opinion it is reminiscent of  their song “All Nightmare Long” and their covers of “The Prince” and “Breadfan.” Based on the track, I have high hopes for the new album.

In addition to releasing the official video of the song, Metallica saw fit to release a short making of documentary of how the song was written and recorded. You can check it out here. Being a musician myself, and having worked in the music business  I enjoy this type of documentary.

Look for “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct” to be released November 18th of this year. It will contain two discs worth of music and clock in at over 80 minutes. If you’re interested I’ve included the track list below. (Which, by the way, has also piqued my interest. Some very cool sounding titles there.)

Are you looking forward to “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @MarsUller or @thegeekembassy and tell us why.


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

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