Wednesday, August 24, 2016

VIDEO: Metallica rock Master Of Puppets classics in Minneapolis

photo: Metallica / Jeff Yeager

Metallica are sharing video of pair of tracks off their classic 1986 album, “Master Of Puppets,” from their August 20 show at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

“Battery” and “Leper Messiah” were featured in a 19-song set that also saw the live debut of their new single, “Hardwired” from their forthcoming album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.”

Released just two days prior to the concert, “Hardwired” secured enough attention and radio airplay to make its debut at No.2 on the US Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart and at No. 18 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart after less than three days of airplay.

Metallica streamed audio of the full Minneapolis concert and it can be heard here.

Due November 18, the two-disc “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

Metallica are planning an extensive US tour in support of the project, with dates expected to start in January 2017.

"It's time to come back," says Ulrich, "and do some proper penetration of America."

See also:

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Metallica plan extensive US tour behind new album
VIDEO: Metallica in the studio recording Hardwired
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