Metallica are the most-streamed metal band in the world

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Fans have listened to 11,892 years' worth of their music

Metallica are officially the most-steamed metal band in the world, with fans listening to 11,892 years’ worth of their music.

The band recently teased their forthcoming 10th album ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’, by releasing a music video for every track on the album, prior to its release.

Spotify has now concluded that the band are the most streamed metal band on their platform, with 7 million listeners a month. Their biggest hit ‘Enter Sandman’ has been streamed 108 million times while their music in general makes an appearance on 15 million user playlists.

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Spotify also revealed that London is the top UK city for Metallica streaming, followed by Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool.

‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’ is Metallica’s first full album since ‘Death Magnetic’ in 2008. It was recorded with the band’s regular producer Greg Fidelman.

The album is released this Friday (November 18) and the band are scheduled to play an intimate show in London the following day.

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.’