It’s getting to be that time leading up to the release of Hardwired… To Self Destruct where Metal Insider becomes Metallica Insider. And the band have certainly had a pretty busy weekend. First they played the Global Citizen Festival, then they immediately announced a show at Webster Hall on Tuesday. Today, they dropped by The Howard Stern Show, where they played live in the studio and debuted a new song, “Moth Into Flame.” It’s a really solid Metallica song that’s instantly recognizable as such. It’s mainstream enough that it could’ve been on the Black Album, but heavy enough for an album like …And Justice For All. There’s a video for the song as well, directed by Tom Kirk, that features plenty of moths, but no flames, just lights. Here’s what the band said about it on their website:
We’re back!! Welcome to track number two from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, “Moth Into Flame.” As some of you accurately predicted, we gave it the first public spin while hanging out with our great friend Howard Stern this morning in his New York studio. Sitting and chatting with Howard is one our favorite things to do and we were honored that he offered to play it first and let us perform a few additional songs live while we were there. We’re also excited to debut the corresponding video directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame.
Just to refresh your memories, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct hits the streets on November 18, 2016 and was produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations including 12 songs on a double CD, vinyl, digital download, as well as a deluxe version including cover songs and live tracks.
We are just getting started, so keep watching this space for more information, more tour dates and just in general, more Metallica!! IT’S ON!
Hardwired… To Self Destruct will be out on November 18th, and can be preordered here.