Metallica have debuted their new song ‘Atlas, Rise!’ – listen below.
This is the third track the band have released from upcoming album ‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’, following title track ‘Hardwired’ and ‘Moth Into Flame’.
Fans who picked up a free, special limited edition ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’ mask at selected independent record shops on Friday (October 28) were able to hear ‘Atlas, Rise’ 30 minutes before it premiered online.
‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’ is set for release on November 18. It’s Metallica’s first full album since ‘Death Magnetic’ in 2008. It was recorded with the band’s regular producer Greg Fidelman, but 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?”