metallica-hardwired-to-self-destructIf fans thought the release of three videos from Metallica’s forthcoming new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, wasn’t satisfying enough after an eight year hold on a new studio release, in an unprecedented move for Metallica, the band have decided to release a music video for each song starting November 16 at 12:00 p.m. EST on and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world every two hours.

New songs and their videos will premiere right up to when the clock turns 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. Watch the first two videos and view the two-day schedule below.

Directors for the videos are as follows: 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

12p EST – “Dream No More” (Directed by Tom Kirk) – Gshow Globo, Brazil

2p EST – “Confusion” (Directed by Claire Marie Vogel) – Rolling Stone, USA

4p EST – “ManUNkind” (Directed by Jonas Åkerlund) – Bravewords, Canada
6p EST – “Now That We’re Dead” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Pitchfork, USA
8p EST – “Here Comes Revenge” (Directed by Jessica Cope) – Triple M, Australia
10p EST – “Am I Savage” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Ro69.JP (Rockin’ On), Japan

Thursday, November 17

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

View previously released videos: Hardwired,  Moth Into Flame, Atlas, Rise!

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is the Grammy Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death Magnetic. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

Blackened Friday

To celebrate the highly anticipated new album, 100 independent old school record stores will be participating in a midnight release of the album. Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase.

On Friday, November 18, during normal business hours, stores around the world will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and giveaways of limited edition items. All items available while supplies last. Contact your local store for details.

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