Monday, November 28, 2016

Metallica: Hardwired To Self-Destruct debuts atop US charts

Metallica’s tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct”, has debuted atop the US charts, according to Billboard.

The project enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with opening week sales of 291,000 equivalent album units, of which 282,000 were in traditional album sales.

“Hardwired” becomes Metallica’s sixth US No. 1 while selling more in its first week than any rock album in the past two-and-a-half years. The set follows previous chart-toppers “Metallica” (aka The Black Album) in 1991, “Load” (1996), 1997’s “Reload”, 2003’s “St. Anger” and 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”

The two-disc set was produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

A Deluxe Edition of the package adds a bonus disc of rarities and covers, including takes on tracks by Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Rainbow, and the group’s full set at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of “Kill 'Em All” and “Ride The Lightning.”

Metallica will perform a rare club show in Toronto on November 29 as they continue to promote the new release.

The group will close out 2016 with a December 17 show at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland, CA before resuming the trek in the new year with shows in South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

See also:

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Metallica announce Toronto club show
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