METALLICA will unleash “Atlas, Rise!” to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. PST. The song is the third track to be released from METALLICA‘s forthcoming album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, due for release on the band’s own Blackened Recordings on November 18 and follows previously released tracks “Hardwired” and “Moth Into Flame”.
To help fans get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28, METALLICA fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited-edition “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” Halloween mask. Inside of each mask, fans will find a special access code that will allow them to hear “Atlas, Rise!” 30 minutes prior to its official release on Halloween.
To see a complete list of participating record stores, visit www.metallica.com.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic”, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.
“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The band recorded the disc at its own studio.
METALLICA appeared at Neil Young‘s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California on October 22 and October 23.