Metallica unleashes videos for every ‘Hardwired’ song

In an unprecedented move for Metallica, the band will release music videos for each song from their forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct starting today (Nov 16th) at noon EST on metallica.com and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world for every two hours. New songs and their videos will premiere right up to when the clock turns over at midnight in New Zealand, where the first official copy of the new album will be available worldwide. The videos – shot around the globe – will give fans the opportunity to hear the long awaited Metallica album two days ahead of its official November 18th release via Blackened Recordings.

Directors for the videos include: Jonas Åkerlund, who originally worked with the band on “Turn The Page” and “Whiskey In The Jar,” album package photographers Herring and Herring, Colin Hakes (“Hardwired”), Clark Eddy (“Atlas Rise,” and countless “Making of . . .” clips), Tom Kirk (“Moth Into Flame”), Claire Marie Vogel, Jessica Cope, Rob Valley, Phil Mucci, and Metallica’s very own videographer Brett Murray. The forthcoming clips follow the previously released videos for “Hardwired”, “Moth Into Flame”, and “Atlas, Rise”. See below for a complete schedule of when and where each video will be debuted, along with who directed each video.

Wednesday, November 16th

12 p EST – “Dream No More” (Directed by Tom Kirk) – Gshow Globo, Brazil
2 p EST – “Confusion” (Directed by Claire Marie Vogel) – Rolling Stone, USA
4 p EST – “ManUNkind” (Directed by Jonas Åkerlund) – Bravewords, Canada
6 p EST – “Now That We’re Dead” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Pitchfork, USA
8 p EST – “Here Comes Revenge” (Directed by Jessica Cope) – Triple M, Australia
10 p EST – “Am I Savage” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Ro69.JP (Rockin’ On), Japan

Thursday, November 17th

12 a EST – “Halo On Fire” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – BiLD / Metal Hammer, Germany
2 a EST – “Murder One” (Directed by Robert Valley) – Le Parisian, France
4 a EST – “Spit Out The Bone” (Directed by Phil Mucci) – NME, England
6 a EST – “Lords of Summer” (Directed by Brett Murray) – Aftonbladet, Sweden

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD/2 LP set, is Metallica’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death Magnetic. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order in various configurations including 2 CDDeluxe 3 CD2 LP and Deluxe 3 LP. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

2 CD | Deluxe 3 CD | 2 LP | Deluxe 3 LP

Author: Buddy Iahn

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