Metallica Detail Revised Deluxe Edition Of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, Album Now Finished


If the nearly eighty minutes of music featured on Metallica‘s new album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” isn’t enough for you, the revised deluxe edition should fill your void. Due out on the November 18th, the band announced that set with the following update:

“Guess what?!? It’s DONE! We have put the finishing touches on our next album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct and are looking forward to the next phase of unleashing it to the world, waking the monster that is Metallica and hitting the road. As we were in the 11th hour of wrapping it up it dawned on us that we have never shared with you in any sort of cohesive “official” manner the extensive covers we have worked on since Death Magnetic.

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While digging into the bonus options to compliment the 12-song album with additional material, we realized that none of our versions of these songs from some of our favorite and most respected artists have been readily available on our very own Blackened Recordings. So with that said, we’re here to tell you about some changes we’ve made to the deluxe versions of Hardwired… in place of the previously announced “Riff Origins.”

The 2016 version of “Lords of Summer” from the studio in its full glory as originally promised is still included, but now we’ve added the “Ronnie Rising Medley,” originally only available only on the Ronnie James DioThis Is Your Life tribute album, along with the Iron Maiden cover of “Remember Tomorrow” rounded out by Deep Purple’s “When A Blind Man Cries.” And by the way all of these tracks have been recently re-mastered for optimum 2016 sound quality. Just for fun (and because there was room!) the special set we did at Rasputin’s in Berkeley, CA on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning is here all re-mixed and mastered.

Lastly we had such an amazing time being a part of the first weekend of events ever held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis last month. It was an honor and a thrill to test out “Hardwired” live there and we just had to commemorate the debut by including the recording from that night here.

Check out the updated tracklisting below.

Deluxe Edition (Digital Download & CD)

Disc One:

01 – “Hardwired
02 – “Atlas, Rise!
03 – “Now That We’re Dead
04 – “Moth Into Flame
05 – “Dream No More
06 – “Halo On Fire

Disc Two:

01 – “Confusion
02 – “ManUNkind
03 – “Here Comes Revenge
04 – “Am I Savage?
05 – “Murder One
06 – “Spit Out the Bone

Disc Three (Bonus):

01 – “Lords Of Summer” (2016)
02 – “Ronnie Rising Medley
03 – “When A Blind Man Cries
04 – “Remember Tomorrow
05 – “Helpless” (Live at Rasputin Music)
06 – “Hit The Lights” (Live at Rasputin Music)
07 – “The Four Horsemen” (Live at Rasputin Music)
08 – “Ride The Lightning” (Live at Rasputin Music)
09 – “Fade To Black” (Live at Rasputin Music)
10 – “Jump In The Fire” (Live at Rasputin Music)
11 – “For Whom The Bell Tolls” (Live at Rasputin Music)
12 – “Creeping Death” (Live at Rasputin Music)
13 – “Metal Militia” (Live at Rasputin Music)
14 – “Hardwired” (Live in Minneapolis)

Deluxe Box Set (3LP + 1CD)

Disc One Side A:

01 – “Hardwired
02 – “Atlas, Rise!
03 – “Now That We’re Dead

Disc One Side B:

01 – “Moth Into Flame
02 – “Am I Savage?
03 – “Halo On Fire

Disc Two Side C:

01 – “Confusion
02 – “Dream No More
03 – “ManUNkind

Disc Two Side D:

01 – “Here Comes Revenge
02 – “Murder One
03 – “Spit Out The Bone

Disc Three Side E (Bonus):

01 – “Lords of Summer” (2016)

Disc Three Side F (Bonus):

01 – “Hardwired” (Live in Minneapolis)

Bonus CD:

01 – “Ronnie Rising Medley
02 – “When A Blind Man Cries
03 – “Remember Tomorrow
04 – “Helpless” (Live at Rasputin Music)
05 – “Hit The Lights” (Live at Rasputin Music)
06 – “The Four Horsemen” (Live at Rasputin Music)
07 – “Ride The Lightning” (Live at Rasputin Music)
08 – “Fade To Black” (Live at Rasputin Music)
09 – “Jump In The Fire” (Live at Rasputin Music)
10 – “For Whom The Bell Tolls” (Live at Rasputin Music)
11 – “Creeping Death” (Live at Rasputin Music)
12 – “Metal Militia” (Live at Rasputin Music)”

You can pre-order it now at

A video of drummer Lars Ulrich in the studio after finishing the new album can be found over at this location.

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