Metallica, one of the world’s most famous heavy metal group, announced Thursday the release in November of her first album in eight years. Hardwired To self-destruct … , according to its title in original language, will follow Death Magnetic! ( Death Magnetic ), released in 2008, said a statement posted on the Facebook page of rockers quartet today fifties.
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“We know it took a while but we are proud to present Hardwired … To Self-Destruct , the new studio album from Metallica long awaited, “said the statement.
The 11th studio album of the quartet formed by vocalist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo released on 18 November.
It will include two discs, twelve songs with titles that remain in the theme of the entire Metallica discography: Here comes revenge ( This is the revenge ) Murder One , Spit out the bone (C rache bone ) …
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the group’s founders, produced the album with Greg Fidelman, who previously worked with the group, as well as other bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Slayer.
A four-part documentary about the beginnings of the group
The first song Hardwired , the ultra-rapid staccato drums and the supercharged guitars, was already available on the Internet, including Facebook, accompanied by a black and white video.
On Thursday, the giant music “streaming” Spotify has also posted on its application to mobile devices a four-part documentary about the beginnings of the group: Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years .
The group was also the focus of another documentary in 2004, Some Kind of Monster , chronicling its near collapse during the recording of the album St Anger , after the departure of one of its members, Jason Newsted, Hetfield and sudden entry into rehab for alcoholics.
The film recounts their call for a coach to help them better communicate and understand each other, like a family in crisis.
One of the groups most commercially successful musical history, Metallica was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles when James Hetfield responded to an advert Ulrich.
From their first album Kill ‘Em All , they achieved international stature, and their third album Master of Puppets , released in 1986, s’ climbed into the top 30 best sellers.
In 35 years, they have sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and received including eight Grammy Awards, the highest awards of the American music industry.