You will suddenly feel older after reading this! The 11th Studio album? Seems like we have been listening to Metallica since forever.

Well the news is, that Metallica will release their 11th studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, on November 18th, via Blackened Recordings.

“Has it really been eight years?  Doesn’t feel like it!  Nudge, nudge, wink, wink,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.  “We’re obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there.  We’ve been rockin’ along in the studio with Greg on and off for the last 18 months firing up the creative engines again. Putting new music out there, getting in your faces once again and all that comes with it is what we love to do more than anything else, so strap yourselves in … INCOMING!”

From wearing Metallica tees as a teenager, to having their poster on our work-desks, we sure know that it has been 8 years…

For super-enthu fans,  Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. The album is produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic.

“Hardwired,” the first track to be released from the forthcoming album was played for the first time  during a live remote broadcast from Metallica’s HQ in the Bay Area. During an interview with Minneapolis rock station 93X discussing the band’s performance at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 20th, Lars Ulrich stunned 93X’s Pablo by unleashing the incendiary song for the first time, much to the surprise (and delight) of the station, as well as fans around the world. “Hardwired” will be delivered as an instant download to fans who preorder the album.

Metallica also premiered the official video for “Hardwired” HERE

So are you pre-ordering it already?

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