Metallica will release "Atlas, Rise!" this coming Halloween at 3:00 p.m. EST. The song is the third track to be released from their forthcoming album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, due for release on the band's own Blackened Recordings on November 18, and follows previously released tracks "Hardwired" and "Moth into Flame".
To help fans get into the Halloween spirit, starting Friday, October 28, 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 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 Metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, vinyl, digital, deluxe, and deluxe deluxe versions.
For a complete list of upcoming live Metallica dates, visit Metallica.com/tour.