Metallica has announced November 18th as the release date of its 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music. The band said online, “Hardwired… represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you.”
The band premiered the first song, “Hardwired,” Thursday (August 18th) ahead of their headlining gig at the city’s new U.S. Bank Stadium this Saturday (August 20th).
A music video for the song has also been posted online.
The album will be issued on double CD, vinyl and digital download. A deluxe version will feature a bonus disc containing the riffs that formed the origins of the album along with “The Lords Of Summer,” which the band debuted on tour last year.
Ulrich said in a Facebook Live broadcast that the new album was “not actually finished,” adding, “It will be done in the next week or so.”