METALLICA Announces ‘Blackened Friday’

METALLICA will celebrate the release of its forthcoming album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, with fans and independent record stores around the world as part of Blackened Friday.

Starting on Thursday, November 17, a hundred independent record stores will open at midnight to sell the new 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 their 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.

“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, a 2-CD / 2-vinyl set, is METALLICA‘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 box versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed “Death Magnetic”, produced the album.

Instead of a previously announced bonus disc of demos, the deluxe edition of the album will now feature a number of cover songs 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 live version of the new song “Hardwired” recorded in August at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

For more information on Blackened Friday, visit and follow along at #BlackenedFriday.



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