Metallica Release Videos for “ManUNKind” and “Now That We’re Dead”

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Metallica have premiered their third and fourth new music videos of the day—ManUNkind” and “Now That We’re Dead”—and you can watch them below. They are among the 12 tracks on the band’s new album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, which comes out November 18.

The video for “ManUNkind” features a young black metal act miming to the song while surrounded by pig heads on sticks. At one point, the group’s singer cuts his arms with a knife and a broken bottle and lets the blood drip on the faces of their fans.

The clip was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who not only directed Metallica’s earlier clips for “Turn the Page” and “Whiskey in the Jar” but was once the drummer for black metal pioneers Bathory.

“Now That We’re Dead” was directed by Herring & Herring, a duo consisting of Dimitri Scheblanov and Jesper Carlsen. The video is a straight-forward production, with Metallica miming in the studio facing one another in a circle. As the video progresses, the shots of each member morph into multiple-exposure images similar to those seen on the cover of Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.

Metallica released videos for “Confusion” and “Dream No More” earlier today. The band had previously released videos for “Hardwired,” “Moth into Flame” and “Atlas, Rise!” The remaining six videos to be released are:

Wednesday, November 16
8p EST - "Here Comes Revenge" (Directed by Jessica Cope) - Triple M, Australia
10p EST - "Am I Savage" (Directed by Herring & Herring) - Ro69.JP (Rockin' On), Japan

Thursday, November 17
12a EST - "Halo On Fire" (Directed by Herring & Herring) - BiLD / Metal Hammer, Germany
2a EST - "Murder One" (Directed by Robert Valley) - Le Parisian, France
4a EST - "Spit Out The Bone" (Directed by Phil Mucci) - NME, England
6a EST - "Lords of Summer" (Directed by Brett Murray) - Aftonbladet, Sweden


“Now That We’re Dead”