VIDEO: Metallica's "Hardwired" Album Echoes Today's Political Climate

November 17, 2016
Celebrate "Blackened Friday" as the new Metallica studio album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is in stores Friday, November 18. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Record Store Day ambassadors are giving fans the opportunity to purchase Hardwired...To Self-Destruct starting Thursday, November 17 when 100 independent record stores will open at Midnight to sell the new album. Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase.

In this exclusive video interview, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's interpretations of the "deep darkest corners of the Hetfield world" perhaps correlate to the current "divisions in the country and the state of the world..." although Ulrich also questions whether this was intentional. Judge for yourself...

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