Costa Rica!

Fans have been lining up for WEEKS outside Estadio Nacional for their chance to see Metallica up close and personal! It is an early show toniht, with openers Heresy going on at 6:30, and Metallica around 7:30

November 5, 2016 Tour Journal

Darkness three days long, hail to fire

This crowd here in Costa Rica is literaly signing/screaming all the words to all the songs. Truly incredible! The sing along started with Lites, Bellz, Fuel, Sad, and Creep just ended. Kirk is doodling away, and then we will have The Unforgiven.

November 5, 2016 Tour Journal

Pain monopoly, ritual misery

Since Unforgiven, we had Atals, Memory, Moth, Orion, One, and Puppetz. Fade is starting up now, with Seek coming next!

November 5, 2016 Tour Journal


What an amazing crowd here! Tonight we set a record for the biggest single show in the Estadio Nacional with over 32,000 screaming Metallica fans!! Full setlist is up, pix to come!

November 5, 2016 Tour Journal

More Hardwired in Europe – Off To Berlin

The top secret stop today in Berlin is revealed as we’ll be performing today on Circus HalliGalli today to be broadcast on November 21st on ProSieben. Following the taping of the show, we’ll stick around and play a few extra songs for 350 fans in the small intimate setting of the studio.

BraveWords: Your First Look at Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

The world’s biggest rock band is about to get bigger on November 18th, when Metallica's Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is unleashed in the east, west, north and south! BraveWords was invited to an exclusive listening session recently, but keep in mind this was a quick first impression, which they say always lasts the longest. So stay tuned for a more thorough synopsis of the album in the coming days once we soak in multiple spins.

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November 3, 2016 In the Press

One Week 'Til Hardwired...

Over eight years of waiting is now down to just one week until Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is cut loose and our friends at independent retail are throwing a party!! Starting on Friday, November 18th at 12:01 AM almost 100 old school record shops in North America will be open at Midnight selling Hardwired…To Self-Destruct LPs and CDs. Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and cool giveaways like limited edition vinyl slip mats and posters as Blackened Friday officially kicks off... yeah, we’re a week before that other Black Friday you may have heard about (!). During normal business hours additional stores will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and more give-aways as the celebration continues.

Le Journal De Québec: La famille est notre priorité

Lars Ulrich a déjà douté de la survie de Metallica. Heureusement, à l’aube du lancement tant attendu de son nouvel album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct, le plus célèbre groupe heavy métal de la planète semble plus soudé que jamais. «Nous sommes chanceux d’être quatre gars de famille», lance le batteur dans une entrevue exclusive accordée au Journal de Québec.

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November 12, 2016 In the Press

El Comercio: Entrevista a Kirk Hammett: ‘Planeamos los playlists dos horas antes del show'

Después de más de tres décadas de trayectoria musical, la banda Metallica sigue siendo un referente, no solo de la música metal, sino de los sonidos comerciales alrededor del mundo. El guitarrista de la agrupación de thrash, Kirk Hammett, habló con EL COMERCIO sobre la segunda presentación que darán en Quito con 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct', y sobre cómo su música ha evolucionado.

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October 28, 2016 In the Press