Metallica have unexpectedly released their new single “Hardwired”, off of the band’s upcoming tenth studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, out on November 18th.
Per Metallica’s official website: 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” sounds like a playful throwback to the band’s pre-Black Album days, a trait that some fans considered a half-measure on the group’s last record, 2008’s Death Magnetic. If this tune is any indication, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct will easily erase some traumatic memories of 2011’s universally panned collaboration record with the late Lou Reed, Lulu.
“We’re so fucked… shit out of luck… hard wired to self destruct!”