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 at 12:00 p.m. 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 18 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 16
12 p.m. EST - "Dream No More" (Directed by Tom Kirk) - Gshow Globo, Brazil
2 p.m. EST - "Confusion" (Directed by Claire Marie Vogel) – Rolling Stone, USA
4 p.m. EST - "ManUNkind" (Directed by Jonas Åkerlund) – Bravewords, Canada
6 p.m. EST - "Now That We're Dead" (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Pitchfork, USA
8 p.m. EST - "Here Comes Revenge" (Directed by Jessica Cope) – Triple M, Australia
10 p.m. EST - "Am I Savage" (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Ro69.JP (Rockin' On), Japan
Thursday, November 17
12 a.m. EST - "Halo On Fire" (Directed by Herring & Herring) – BiLD / Metal Hammer, Germany
2 a.m. EST - "Murder One" (Directed by Robert Valley) – Le Parisian, France
4 a.m. EST - "Spit Out The Bone" (Directed by Phil Mucci) – NME, England
6 a.m. EST - "Lords of Summer" (Directed by Brett Murray) – Aftonbladet, Sweden
"Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" contains a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music spread out over two discs.
Instead of a previously announced bonus disc of demos, the deluxe edition of the album will now feature a number of cover tunes that the band has recorded over the past few years, including a medley of Ronnie James Dio songs, IRON MAIDEN's "Remember Tomorrow" and DEEP PURPLE's "When A Blind Man Cries".
The deluxe version will also feature a live set recorded at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 and a concert version of the song "Hardwired" recorded at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.