Metal legends release new album 'Hardwired…To Self Destruct' this week
Metallica have shared a video for their new album track ‘Spit Out The Bone’, alongside all the videos for forthcoming album ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’.
Metallica have been releasing music videos for each song from the record, with NME premiering this epic, dystopian clip for ‘Spit Out The Bone’. The video was directed by Phil Mucci, who has previously worked with the likes of Korn and Opeth.
Watch the clip below.
‘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, but frontman James Hetfield has revealed that at one point the band considered branching out for the album.
He recalled: “We said ‘Let’s mix it up. Let’s use someone who doesn’t even know rock and go really sideways.’ But at the end of the day, we know Greg and he knows us.”
Another track from the album, ‘Murder One’, is inspired by late Motorhead legend Lemmy, and features many of his lyrics.
Hetfield told Sirius XM recently: “Motorhead had a lot to do with Metallica sitting here right now. Lemmy as an entity – a kind of father figure – helped us a lot. He was unafraid and he was a character. And he was himself. We all respected that so much. He did his own thing to the last breath. No matter who you are, how could you not be inspired by that?”
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”.
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