Metal legends mark release of new album 'Hardwired...To Self Destruct'

Metallica hosted a midnight fan signing session in London last night to mark their new album release.

‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’ is the band’s tenth album and their first in eight years. Yesterday, NME exclusively unveiled the video to ‘Spit Out The Bone’, as the band shared a visual clip for each and every track on the album. They also performed the ‘Black Album’ classic ‘Enter Sandman’ on kids instruments with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

To mark the release, the heavy metal legends hosted a special event at HMV in Oxford Street, signing autographs and meeting fans who pre-ordered the record. See photos from the event below.

Metallica play an intimate London show for House of Vans this evening (November 18).

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Pictures from tonight’s Midnight signing at the HMV store on Oxford Street!

“In the four decades since their inception they’ve managed to transcend time and keep fans guessing,” we wrote in our review of the band’s new LP. “And while ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ isn’t dissimilar in delivery to their last record, 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’, Metallica still – in their fifties – remain both vital and innovative. And nobody in rock has earned those plaudits more.”

Metallica are also reportedly considering releasing another covers album. It would be the second covers album the band have released after 1998’s ‘Garage Inc.’

Meanwhile, the band’s guitarist Kirk Hammett has called Guns N’ Roses a “nostalgia act”.