NEWS: METALLICA: Entire ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ Album Available For Streaming

 

METALLICA’s tenth studio album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, is available for streaming in its entirety in the YouTube playlist below. Due out November 18, it consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has said what the band and producer Greg Fidelman wanted to capture this time out. “One of the battle cries was to try to again capture something we always strive for — a little looser and a little less precision-based and kind of more about capturing a vibe and a feeling rather than perfection and precision and all that stuff,” he said. “So I think Greg was sort of really looking out for that for most of the process and trying to make sure that it still had kind of a nice, loose feel around the edges, you know.”

mettttttMETALLICA frontman James Hetfield stated about the “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album title: “‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’, to me… I guess what it means to be is that… A friend of mine told me that… Sometimes he and I would get in trouble a lot, and is it just that we are hardwired that way. I need my friends to tell me some better decisions sometimes, and sometimes I don’t. And just wondering if man in general is wired one way or another. But also, I think, a lot of these songs deal with man on the planet. Who do we think we are? In the history of the universe, we have been around a millisecond, and we think we can control the world and global warming and everything. Do we really have that kind of control, or is it [that] our time is finished? I don’t know. So, a little bit of a cynical approach to mankind.”

Hetfield added in a seprate interview that METALLICA stays away from topics like politics or religion in their music. Asked about the lyrical themes on “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, he explained, “It’s dealing with fame — and for everyone that’s their goal: ‘I want to be famous!’ And there’s also the topic of, ‘Man, are we really doing this right?’ In the timeline of history, man has been around for a nanosecond and (I’m asking): ‘Are we done now? Have we had our time?'”

Hetfield added: “We stay away from politics (and) from religion. That just seems to polarize people even more. We all have our own beliefs, but at the end of the day, we’re trying to connect with people and it seems like political views don’t do that as much as music does.”

The singer/guitarist continued: “There’s a lot of polarization going on in the States, and I see it other places as well. But it just seems like you have to get more extreme to balance out the other extreme. We’ve got to find some balance in the middle here somewhere.”

Ulrich told BBC 6 that the album is “the leanest we’ve been for a while. Maybe even the leanest we’re capable of,” adding that the songs “got tighter and leaner and a little more concise.”

METALLICA plans extensive touring in 2017 behind the new album.

“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” track listing:

Deluxe Edition (Digital Download & CD)

Disc One

01. Hardwired
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Now That We’re Dead
04. Moth Into Flame
05. Dream No More
06. Halo On Fire

Disc Two

01. Confusion
02. ManUNkind
03. Here Comes Revenge
04. Am I Savage?
05. Murder One
06. Spit Out the Bone

Disc Three (Bonus)

01. Lords of Summer
02. Ronnie Rising Medley
03. When a Blind Man Cries
04. Remember Tomorrow
05. Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
06. Hit the Lights (Live at Rasputin Music)
07. The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music)
08. Ride the Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music)
09. Fade to Black (Live at Rasputin Music)
10. Jump in the Fire (Live at Rasputin Music)
11. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music)
12. Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music)
13. Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music)
14. Hardwired (Live in Minneapolis)

Deluxe Box Set (3LP + 1CD)

Disc One Side A

01. Hardwired
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Now That We’re Dead

Disc One Side B

01. Moth Into Flame
02. Am I Savage?
03. Halo On Fire

Disc Two Side C

01. Confusion
02. Dream No More
03. ManUNkind

Disc Two Side D

01. Here Comes Revenge
02. Murder One
03. Spit Out the Bone

Disc Three Side E (Bonus)

01. Lords of Summer

Disc Three Side F (Bonus)

01. Hardwired (Live in Minneapolis)

Bonus CD

01. Ronnie Rising Medley
02. When a Blind Man Cries
03. Remember Tomorrow
04. Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
05. Hit the Lights (Live at Rasputin Music)
06. The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music)
07. Ride the Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music)
08. Fade to Black (Live at Rasputin Music)
09. Jump in the Fire (Live at Rasputin Music)
10. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music)
11. Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music)
12. Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music)