Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will unleash "Atlas, Rise!" to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM 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 18th and follows previously released tracks "Hardwired" and "Moth Into Flame".
To help fans get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28th, 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 it's official release on Halloween. To see a complete list of participating record stores, visit www.metallica.com.
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is Metallica's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum Death Magnetic. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, and is available for pre-order at www.metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions.
For a complete list of upcoming live Metallica dates, visit www.metallica.com/tour.