Yes, you did read that correctly. After years of waiting for new music Metallica have finally released a new single.

‘Hardwired’ is the first single from Metallica’s upcoming album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The album is set to be released everywhere on November 18.

Unlike Metallica’s recent albums ‘Hardwired’ has gone back to the early days. The single sounds familiar to classic albums  …And Justice For All and Kill ‘Em All. The song has a high paced tempo with that classic thrash sound that fans have missed in the recent years. However, it has a polished and modernised mastering to it similar to Death Magnetic.

If ‘Hardwired’ is a sign of things to come on the new album, then Metallica fans have a lot to look forward to.

Hardwired… To Self – Destruct will be the first Metallica album in 8 years. The last time the band was in Australia was for Soundwave 2013. Prior to this, Metallica had a national stadium tour run in 2010 accompanied by Lamb Of God and Baroness.

New Metallica material is long overdue and the band could likely return to Australia to tour this new album in 2017.

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