Hardwired... to Self-Destruct

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Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Hardwired... To Self-Destruct Album Cover.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2016 (2016-11-18)
RecordedMay 2015 – August 2016
StudioMetallica's HQ, San Rafael, California
Genre
Length77:42
Label Blackened
Producer
Metallica chronology
Beyond Magnetic
(2011)
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
(2016)
Singles from Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
  1. "Hardwired"
    Released: August 18, 2016
  2. "Moth into Flame"
    Released: September 26, 2016
  3. "Atlas, Rise!"
    Released: October 31, 2016
  4. "Now That We're Dead"
    Released: April 18, 2017
  5. "Spit Out the Bone"
    Released: November 14, 2017
  6. "Halo on Fire"
    Released: December 12, 2018

Hardwired... to Self-Destruct is the tenth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released as a double album on November 18, 2016 by their vanity label Blackened Recordings. It is their first studio album in eight years following Death Magnetic (2008), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in the band's career. It is also their first studio album released through Blackened. Hardwired... to Self-Destruct was produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic.

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Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

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Contents

The album was Metallica's sixth consecutive studio album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 291,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, and topping the charts in 57 countries. Having this album number one marked the second time in history that any band of any genre would have six consecutive albums debut at number one, following only Dave Matthews Band. The album has sold over five million copies worldwide, with mostly positive critical reception.

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Background

In October 2011, bassist Robert Trujillo said that the band had returned to the studio to begin writing new material. He said: "The writing process for the new Metallica album has begun. We've been in the studio with Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we're going to be recording during most of next year." [1] In an interview with Classic Rock on January 8, 2013, Lars Ulrich said regarding the album, "What we're doing now certainly sounds like a continuation [of Death Magnetic]". He also said, "I love Rick [Rubin]. We all love Rick. We're in touch with Rick constantly. We'll see where it goes. It would stun me if the record came out in 2013". [2] In a July 2013 interview, Ulrich told Ultimate Guitar, "2014 will be all about making a new Metallica record"; he said the album would most likely be released during 2015. [3] Trujillo and Kirk Hammett later confirmed the band's intention to enter the studio. [4]

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In March 2014, Metallica began a tour called "Metallica By Request", in which fans requested songs for the band to perform, [5] and a new song, titled "Lords of Summer", was written for the concerts and released as a "first take" demo in March 2014. [6] A Black Friday exclusive single featuring the "First Pass Version" and a live version limited to 4,000 copies was released later that year on vinyl. In March 2015, Ulrich told Rolling Stone that twenty songs had been written for the album, and that he hoped some of them could be played at their shows later in the year. [7] In October 2015, the band unveiled a new website with an introduction from Ulrich containing footage from the studio of the band working on new material. [8] In November, Hammett said that the album was expected to be released in late 2016 or early 2017. [9]

Lords of Summer 2014 single by Metallica

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On February 6, 2016, during their "The Night Before" show at AT&T Park prior to Super Bowl 50, James Hetfield said that the band was nearing the end of the recording process, and Ulrich said that the album would be released soon. [10] This was compounded by the band playing a new riff at the show, which ended up being from the song "Murder One". Ulrich further elaborated in March 2016 when he said that the band hoped to finish production of the album during the spring. "I think [2016] will be a pretty in-your-face year, at least the back half of it... hopefully we should be able to knock that on the head (finishing the album) this spring, I would guess". [11] In March 2016, Hammett said that the band had worked with Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic , as producer on the new album. "The title 'producer' itself is a bit ambiguous. It differs from person to person. You can call Rick Rubin a producer, but he's not the [same] type of producer as Bob Rock, who is there for every note. At the same time, Rick Rubin gets stuff done. Greg Fidelman is a different type of producer in that he's with the engineer always looking to try and move the project forward." [12]

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James Hetfield American musician

James Alan Hetfield is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.

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In April 2016, during the week leading up to Record Store Day, for which the band was its ambassador for 2016, Ulrich told Billboard that the band's expanded role within the music industry had played a part in the amount of time that it had taken to write and record the album. "The way we do things now is very different than the way we did things back in the days of Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning . Nowadays we like to do so many different things." Ulrich was also optimistic that production of the album had almost reached its completion. "Unless something radical happens it would be difficult for me to believe that it won't come out in 2016." [13] In May 2016, Ulrich said in an interview with Metal Forces that the album would be released in the summer of 2016, and that details for the new album would be finalized in the next month. "If the record doesn't come out this year then it won't be because it’s not done... it will be because there's some sort of cosmic reason that it would be smarter to hold onto it until next year. But the record will be done this summer". [14] Recording of the album was completed in June 2016 once the recording for the song "Hardwired" was finished. [15]

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Hardwired... to Self-Destruct marks the first studio album by the band not to feature songwriting contributions from Hammett since he joined the band in 1983 prior to the recording of Kill 'Em All. In 2014, Hammett had lost his phone at Copenhagen Airport, which contained almost 250 riff ideas. [16] Since Hammett did not back up the data, it affected his creative input for the new album and he "had to start at zero again while [Hetfield and Ulrich] had material for songs". [17] Trujillo's sole writing credit on the album was the introduction to "ManUNkind", which he later said was written as a tribute to former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. [18] Regarding lyrical themes, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct bemoans the music industry on "Moth Into Flame" and subjects such as drug addiction and overdose on "Hardwired".[ citation needed ] [19] Familial lyrics dealing with the H. P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos are explored on "Dream No More", and "Murder One" serves as a tribute to the late Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who died in December 2015; the song was named after the bassist's favorite amplifier.[ citation needed ]

Release and promotion

In a live Facebook event on August 18, 2016, Lars Ulrich said the album would be released in November 2016, and would contain twelve tracks. According to the announcement on the band's website, the CD version of the album would contain two discs with six tracks each, and that the album would contain nearly eighty minutes of new music. Metallica released the first single from the album, "Hardwired", that same day; those who pre-ordered the album through the band's official website received an instant download of the song. The album artwork, created by Herring & Herring, [20] and the music video for "Hardwired" were also released. [21] On September 15, 2016, the band announced that they had updated the track list for the deluxe edition of the album. In place of the thirteen "Riff Origins" songs that the band had initially included on the third disc, the band included "Ronnie Rising Medley", which the band had recorded for the Ronnie James Dio tribute album Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life in 2014, covers of Deep Purple's "When a Blind Man Cries" and Iron Maiden's "Remember Tomorrow", and remastered versions of the nine songs performed live at Record Store Day on April 16, 2016, along with a live version of "Hardwired". [22]

On September 26, 2016, the band released the second single from the album, "Moth into Flame", along with a music video. [23] The album's third single, "Atlas, Rise!", was released on October 31, 2016, with a music video composed of footage from the album's recording process. [24] Ulrich also told The Straits Times that same day that the band would be filming music videos for all twelve tracks on the album, using YouTube as their platform. "Now that YouTube is the world's biggest television station, we figured we may as well knock a video out for every song... the practicality of shooting twelve music videos is kind of crazy, especially when you're trying to promote your record, and you're all over the place, and trying to make sure it doesn't leak. It's crazy but, at the same time, fun". [25] On November 12, 2016, a local Walmart started selling the album in advance of the official release date of November 18. On November 16, the music videos for all nine remaining tracks (along with "Lords of Summer") were released. [26] The Italian city of Matera appears in the music video for "Spit Out the Bone". [27]

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Tour

Metallica performing at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on May 14, 2017 WorldWired Tour.jpeg
Metallica performing at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on May 14, 2017

Metallica is promoting Hardwired... to Self-Destruct with the WorldWired Tour, which started on October 26, 2016 in Puerto Rico.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic? 6.8/10 [28]
Metacritic 73/100 [29]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [30]
The A.V. Club C [31]
The Chicago Tribune Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [32]
Classic Rock Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [33]
The Daily Telegraph Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [34]
The Guardian Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [35]
NME Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [36]
PopMatters 8/10 [37]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [38]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 [39]

Hardwired... to Self-Destruct received generally positive reviews. The album received an average score of 73/100 from 29 reviews on Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews". [29] At AnyDecentMusic?, that collates critical reviews from more than 50 media sources, the album scored 6.8 points out of 10, based on 27 reviews. [28]

AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine said although the album featured all of Metallica's core music elements, he thought the band did not sound as ferocious as it did in its '80s heyday. [30] David Anthony of The A.V. Club had a mixed impression, saying "77 minutes of endless thrashing gets tiring" and thought the songs would benefit from leaner songwriting. He did, however, praise the album's first three singles, saying they were some of the best songs the band has written since the 1980s. [31] Rolling Stone 's David Fricke said Hardwired... to Self-Destruct reminded him of ...And Justice for All and Metallica , having the "jagged apocalypse" of the first and the "focused brawn" of the second. [38] Greg Kot of The Chicago Tribune opined that Hardwired... to Self-Destruct was not comparable to Metallica's finest work, and predicted the album will be quickly forgotten as its promotional tour is done. [32] Dom Lawson of The Guardian had an opposite opinion, declaring Hardwired... Metallica's "finest record in 25 years". He criticized the second disc for not being on the same level as the first, and stopped short of calling the album a classic. [35]

Sputnikmusic's Trey Spencer wrote that, performance-wise, Hetfield's voice sounded reinvigorated, but complained on Ulrich's drumming for not "breaking a sweat" on most of the tracks. He concluded that Metallica was not attempting to recapture its trademark sound, but made this album "just for the love of playing". [39] Stephen Dalton of Classic Rock said Metallica were still competent with the biggest pop stars in a climate where rock music was declining. Dalton liked the album's cover art, but his opinion on the music was "more mixed". [33] Adrien Begrand of PopMatters complimented the band's concise songwriting and wise selection of songs for not including ballads and long instrumentals. He observed that Metallica was having fun again and made a record that will please old and new fans. [37] Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph felt the album was "80 minutes of in-your-face shouty rage with absolutely no let-up", and that "if it was half as long, it would have been twice as effective". [34]

Accolades

PublicationAccoladeYearRankRef.
PopMatters The Best Metal of 20162016
1
Revolver 20 Best Albums of 20162016
1
Rolling Stone 20 Best Metal Albums of 20162016
1
Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 20162016
36
Rolling StoneReaders' Poll: 10 Best Albums of 20162016
3
Kerrang! 50 Greatest Records of 20162016
2

Awards

YearCeremonyCategoryResultRef.
2016 Revolver Music Awards Album of the YearWon [46]
Metal Storm Awards Biggest SurpriseWon [47]
2017Planet Rock AwardsInternational AlbumWon [48]
iHeartRadio Music Awards Rock Album of the YearWon [49]
Billboard Music Awards Top Rock Album Won [50]
Loudwire Music AwardsMetal Album of the YearNominated [51]
2018 Grammy Awards Best Rock Album Nominated [52]

Commercial performance

Hardwired... to Self-Destruct debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 291,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, of which 282,000 were pure album sales. [53] The remaining 9,000 units comprised 34,000 song purchases and 9.3 million streams. It was the third-largest debut of the year in the US on pure sales, behind Drake's Views and Beyoncé's Lemonade . [54] The album slipped to number 3 on the Billboard 200 in its second week, selling 75,000 units, [55] including 71,000 copies. [56] Hardwired... to Self-Destruct was the best selling heavy metal album of 2016 in the US and seventh overall, with 516,000 copies sold by the end of December. [57] It became the highest selling debut of the year in Germany with more than 200,000 copies shipped in its first week, earning a platinum certification. [58] Hardwired... to Self-Destruct had the biggest opening week of 2016 in Australia with 26,000 copies sold, debuting at number one on the ARIA chart. [59] Overall, the album was number one in 57 countries, entered the top three in 75 nations and the top five in 105 countries. [60] On April 12, 2017, the album went platinum. [61] Since July 7, 2017 the album officially sold more than 1,004,000 copies in the United States. [62] The former No. 1 set is the band's 12th album to sell at least a million copies since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. The album earned gold certification in Netherlands on September 6, 2017. [63]

With 585,000 copies sold in the US during 2017, it finished as the country's ninth highest selling album of the year. [64]

Track listing

Disc one
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Hardwired"3:10
2."Atlas, Rise!"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:30
3."Now That We're Dead"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
7:00
4."Moth into Flame"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
5:52
5."Dream No More"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:30
6."Halo on Fire"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
8:16
Disc two
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Confusion"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:42
2."ManUNkind"
6:56
3."Here Comes Revenge"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
7:18
4."Am I Savage?"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
6:30
5."Murder One"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
5:46
6."Spit Out the Bone"
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
7:10
Total length:77:42

Deluxe edition

All lyrics written by Hetfield, except where noted. Track 1 is a re-recorded version of the original demo, which was released in 2014, and is more than a minute shorter in length. Track 2 was recorded for the Ronnie James Dio tribute album Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life (2014). Track 3 was recorded for the Deep Purple tribute album Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head (2012). Tracks 5–13 were recorded live at Rasputin Music in Berkeley, California on April 16, 2016, for Record Store Day. Track 14 was recorded live at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 20, 2016.

Disc three
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Lords of Summer" 
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
  • Trujillo
7:10
2."Ronnie Rising Medley (A Light in the Black / Tarot Woman / Stargazer / Kill the King)" (medley of Rainbow covers)
9:03
3."When a Blind Man Cries" (Deep Purple cover) Ian Gillan 4:35
4."Remember Tomorrow" (Iron Maiden cover) Steve Harris
5:50
5."Helpless (Live)" (Diamond Head cover)
  • Sean Harris
  • Tatler
3:08
6."Hit the Lights (Live)" 
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
4:07
7."The Four Horsemen (Live)" 
5:19
8."Ride the Lightning (Live)" 
6:56
9."Fade to Black (Live)" 
7:24
10."Jump in the Fire (Live)" 
  • Ulrich
  • Hetfield
  • Mustaine
5:13
11."For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)" 
  • Burton
  • Ulrich
  • Hetfield
4:32
12."Creeping Death (Live)"
  • Hetfield
  • Hammett
  • Burton
  • Hammett
  • Ulrich
  • Hetfield
6:43
13."Metal Militia (Live)" 
  • Ulrich
  • Hetfield
  • Mustaine
6:07
14."Hardwired (Live)" 
  • Hetfield
  • Ulrich
3:30
Total length:79:37

Personnel

Metallica

Production

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA) [126] Gold35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria) [127] 2× Platinum30,000*
Belgium (BEA) [128] Platinum30,000*
Canada (Music Canada) [129] 3× Platinum240,000^
Czech Republic (IFPI Czech Republic) [130] Platinum10,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) [131] Gold10,000^
France (SNEP) [132] Platinum100,000*
Germany (BVMI) [133] 2× Platinum400,000^
Greece (IFPI Greece) [134] 2× Platinum12,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ) [135] Platinum6,000^
Italy (FIMI) [136] Gold25,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON) [137] 3× Platinum180,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) [138] Gold20,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ) [139] Gold7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway) [140] Gold10,000*
Poland (ZPAV) [141] 4× Platinum80,000*
South Korea (Gaon) [142] Gold5,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE) [143] Gold20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [144] Gold100,000^
United States (RIAA) [145] Platinum1,000,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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Nothing Else Matters 1992 single by Metallica

"Nothing Else Matters" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1992 as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, Metallica. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number 6 on the UK Singles Chart as well as top-ten on many other European charts. "Nothing Else Matters" was featured as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero: Metallica. Recognized as one of Metallica's best known and most popular songs, it has become a staple in live performances. The song has been covered nearly 100 times.

One (Metallica song) 1989 single by Metallica

"One" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the third and final single from their fourth studio album, ...And Justice for All (1988). Written by band members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, "One" is an anti-war song that portrays a World War I soldier who is severely wounded  —  arms and legs blown off by a landmine, blind and unable to speak or move  —  begging God to take his life as he feels constant pain. His only hope is to devise a way to communicate with the hospital staff. In the music video, he jolts in the hospital bed, spelling "Kill me" in Morse code. Production of the song was done by the band alongside Flemming Rasmussen. The song was the band's first top 40 hit single in the U.S., reaching number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also a number one hit in Finland.

Metallica discography discography

The discography of Metallica includes 10 studio albums, four live albums, three extended plays, 39 singles, 10 video albums, 41 music videos, one soundtrack album, one collaboration album, and three box sets. They are a San Francisco-based metal band formed in 1981 by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (drums). After several bassist and lead guitarist changes, the band settled on Cliff Burton and Kirk Hammett, respectively. Metallica started playing locally, releasing their first widely circulated demo, No Life 'til Leather, in 1982. The demo caught the attention of Johny Zazula, who signed Metallica to Megaforce Records. The band released Kill 'Em All in 1983, and the following year they released Ride the Lightning. After Ride the Lightning was released, Metallica left Megaforce and signed to Elektra Records. In March 1986, the band released its third studio album, Master of Puppets, which was Metallica's first album to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). While promoting the album, Burton was killed in a bus accident. Jason Newsted was hired as a replacement. The band's first release to feature the new member was The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, and then followed by ...And Justice for All in August 1988, which peaked at number six on the Billboard 200.

<i>Death Magnetic</i> 2008 studio album by Metallica

Death Magnetic is the ninth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on September 12, 2008 through Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Rick Rubin, marking the band's first album since ...And Justice for All (1988) not to be produced by longtime collaborator Bob Rock. It is also the first Metallica album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo, and the second to be completely co-written by all of the band's members.

<i>Reload</i> (Metallica album) 1997 studio album by Metallica

Reload is the seventh studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on November 18, 1997 by Elektra Records. The album is a follow-up to Load, released the previous year, and Metallica's last studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted. Reload debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 436,000 copies in its first week. It was certified 3× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping three million copies in the United States.

<i>Beyond Magnetic</i> 2011 EP by Metallica

Beyond Magnetic is a 2011 EP by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released to coincide with the band's 30th anniversary shows, in which they released a new song for all four days of the shows. It was originally released as a digital download only on iTunes on December 13, 2011. All four songs featured on Beyond Magnetic were all recorded for the group's Death Magnetic sessions but had not been released. Beyond Magnetic was released on CD on January 30, 2012, internationally, and on the following day in the United States. As of September 2016, Beyond Magnetic sold over 210,000 copies in the U.S.

<i>Quebec Magnetic</i> 2012 video by Metallica

Quebec Magnetic is a live concert video album by Metallica, documenting two shows the band played at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada, on October 31 and November 1, 2009, on their World Magnetic Tour, released on December 11, 2012. The album is the first to be released via Metallica's own label, Blackened Recordings.

<i>Metallica: Through the Never</i> (album) 2013 album

Metallica: Through the Never is a soundtrack album for the film of the same name, consisting of live recordings by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on September 24, 2013 via Blackened Recordings and has charted in several countries.

Hardwired (song) Metallica song

"Hardwired" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the lead single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016), on August 18, 2016 as a digital download. The song was first played live near the end of the band's show at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on August 20, 2016. The song received a nomination for Best Rock Song at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Atlas, Rise! Metallica song

"Atlas, Rise!" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica and the third single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. The song was released on October 31, 2016. The song was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Now That Were Dead Metallica song

"Now That We're Dead" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica and the fourth single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. The song was released as a single five months after the album's release, on April 18, 2017. The song made its live debut at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on January 11, 2017, and was later played during The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on May 15, 2017.

Moth into Flame Metallica song

"Moth into Flame" is a song by thrash metal band Metallica and the second single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. The song debuted during the band's appearance on The Howard Stern Show on September 26, 2016, with the official music video being uploaded to the band's official YouTube page hours later. The song made its live debut at Webster Hall on September 27, 2016, the 30th anniversary of former bassist Cliff Burton's death.

Spit Out the Bone Metallica song

"Spit Out the Bone" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the fifth single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016), on November 14, 2017, through Blackened Recordings. The song made its live debut at The O2 Arena in London on October 24, 2017. "Spit Out the Bone" has been regarded as a fan and critic favorite from the album. The song is featured on the soundtrack for the WWE 2K19 video game.

WorldWired Tour

The WorldWired Tour is a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their tenth studio album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016. It is also their first worldwide tour after the World Magnetic Tour six years earlier.

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