Metallica announce their first studio album for eight years

From Guardian Music

Hardwired …to Self-Destruct will be released on the band’s own label on November

Metallica … ‘Strap yourselves in’ Photograph: Herring & Herring

Metallica have announced their first studio album for eight years. Hardwired … to Self-Destruct, their first record since parting company with Warner Bros, will be released on their own Blackened Recordings label on 18 November.

The album, which comes as a double CD or double vinyl set, was produced by Greg Fidelman, who produced and engineered its predecessor, Death Magnetic. We’re obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there,” said drummer Lars Ulrich. “We’ve been rockin’ along in the studio with Greg on and off for the last 18 months firing up the creative engines again. Putting new music out there, getting in your faces once again and all that comes with it is what we love to do more than anything else, so strap yourselves in.”

The band also released the video for the first single from the new album, Hardwired.

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