Acoustic Warriors

This “…Sandman”, this sleekly lit, malevolent, low-slung lounge creature, might just have given a new twist, dimension, life and identity to one of the more classic pieces of popular American music of the last 25 or so years. It felt dark, so dark, and it felt like something David Lynch or Nick Cave or Cormac McCarthy would’ve been proud to give birth to. It was, and I mean this, sensational in the moment.

Updated with Steffan's remarks on Night #2!

Mexico City Fan Events

For those of you schedule watching, you may have noticed a slight break in the action on this upcoming five-city Latin American tour... we can’t have that!! We thought it would be fun to take a slight detour between San Juan and Quito during those two days off and stop to visit our friends in Mexico City and pass on a little Hardwired... love. We’ll be there on October 27th and 28th chatting with a few journalists and playing the album for them and we want you to be a part of the action!

WorldWired Tour Continues on to Hong Kong

Monday we told you how excited we are to hit the ground running in 2017 with tour dates in Asia and we’re back today with a Metallica first – a show in Hong Kong! Thirty-five years and still beyond psyched to go to new frontiers, so this promises to be a very special night as we hit the stage at the AsiaWorld-Expo on January 20, 2017.

Hit The Stage – Vote For The Opening Bands

Voting is now open!

We were hanging at HQ getting ready to hit the road for the first dates on the WorldWired tour and had this crazy idea... how about you guys pick the opening acts for the October/November leg?!? It seems like a cool way to celebrate the return to some of our favorite places and we’ll get to check out what’s going on musically in your town. So with the help of our local promoter friends, you can be a part of shaping the show each night!

WorldWired Tour Rolls On To Seoul

We’re excited to kick off 2017 with the first show of what promises to be a year taking us to all corners of the globe on the WorldWired Tour. The New Year will be just over a week old when we return to Seoul, South Korea on January 11, 2017 at the Gocheok Sky Dome for the first of six shows in that corner of the world... stay tuned for additional announcements in the coming days and weeks.

WorldWired Tour Travels To Copenhagen

October 3 Update: One more show! That’s right, thanks to YOU we have been lucky enough to extend our stay in Copenhagen and have added a fourth and final show for the February run. Our last night celebrating the opening of Royal Arena will be Thursday, February 9, 2017 and tickets, along with enhanced experiences and travel packages, are available NOW for Fifth Members only until 3:00 PM CET today. Log in as we’ve set aside some tickets and experiences just for you.

General tickets, enhanced experiences, and travel packages will be on sale tomorrow, October 4th at 10:00 AM CET through

WorldWired Tour Invades South America

We promised we would be back very soon with an update and we didn’t wait too long! The ‘Tallica touring machine fires up again in late March of 2017 as we roll to South America for our first ever South American Lollapalooza experience.

September 28, 2016 News

Assault & Battery

We all knew, right? 30 years.

Me, you, and (of course) them...

So what better a way to honor Cliff than to go back to the front and play an old school club/small theater like New York City’s Webster Hall in front of a fan club audience (with some old friends too) and deliver an old school basher, a thrasher, a teeth gnasher, and a huge fat aural baseball bat reminder of what Metallica does. Not that the show date was planned as such, no no, but the serendipity of its timing could not have been better.

What, you wonder, was this exclusive (apparently very exclusive if some of the ticket scalp tweets I saw were accurate) gig really like? Was it really worth it? Was it really all that?

Yeah. Yeah it was. You see, the whole night was like a ginormous, positive time-warp, as if the entire jam-packed, heaving throng of sweaty Webster Hall-ites all stepped into a giant Tardis…

September 28, 2016 News

Track Two – Moth Into Flame

We’re back!! Welcome to track number two from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, “Moth Into Flame.” As some of you accurately predicted, we gave it the first public spin while hanging out with our great friend Howard Stern this morning in his New York studio. Sitting and chatting with Howard is one our favorite things to do and we were honored that he offered to play it first and let us perform a few additional songs live while we were there. We’re also excited to debut the corresponding video directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame.

September 26, 2016 News

Taking Over Legendary Webster Hall For Fifth Members Only Gig

We just walked off the stage at the Global Citizen show in New York’s Central Park and we had such a blast that we’re going to keep the good vibes rolling by adding another show to our New York run! This Tuesday, September 27th, we’ll be playing a special show for our Fifth Members only at the intimate Webster Hall and if you’re a member you have a chance to pick up tickets and join us.

September 24, 2016 News

Visiting With Howard

Coming to you from New York City as we get ready to take the stage at the Global Citizen Festival this weekend. It’s been great to be here visiting with some old friends, making new ones talking about Hardwired...To Self-Destruct and guess what?? We’ve been invited back to chat with our great friend and always loyal Metallica supporter Howard Stern this Monday, September 26th and he’s even asked us play a few songs live!

September 23, 2016 News

Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is FINISHED!

Guess what?!? It’s DONE! We have put the finishing touches on our next album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct and are looking forward to the next phase of unleashing it to the world, waking the monster that is Metallica and hitting the road. Check out Lars' video as he marks off the last X on the famous whiteboard!

We’re also here to tell you about some changes we’ve made to the deluxe versions of Hardwired... in place of the previously announced “Riff Origins.”

September 15, 2016 News

New Album, New Tour

It’s on!! As we put the finishing touches on Hardwired…To Self-Destruct we’re also getting ready to hit the road for the first of many headlining shows around the world. To kick it all off we’re returning to five cities we know will absolutely rock hard with all kinds of crazy Metalli-love and get this tour started right! First up we travel to Latin America with stops in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica. All the dates and ticket information, including pre-sales for the Fifth Members, is below. We can’t think of a better place to get the juices flowing and set the table for many more shows to come!

Bridge School 30th Anniversary Concert

It is with great honor that we confirm that we have indeed been invited to join the incredible cast of musicians playing at the 30th Anniversary concert benefiting the Bridge School on October 22 and 23, 2016. This will be the third time that we hit the stage at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA to perform at the all acoustic shows and we’ll be joining Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, case/lang /viers, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage The Elephant and Nils Lofgren.


So What! Editor Steffan Chirazi's written live review in one-take from the floor of U.S. Bank Stadium, the brand new stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Available November 18, 2016

It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, the long awaited next Metallica studio album that is the follow-up to Death Magnetic! Two discs, nearly 80 minutes of music is coming your way on November 18, 2016... yes, THIS YEAR!

Spotify Launches Landmark

In the Spring we celebrated Record Store day with the release of remastered versions of Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning and our friends from Spotify came out to visit us at HQ to talk about our first two albums. The results of those chats are now there for you to check out as today Spotify launched their first music documentary, Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years. The four-part series features exclusive interviews with us, rare archival footage as well as themed companion playlists and exclusive playlists curated by us.

If You’re Going to the Gig at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis... FAQ

Are you going to join us for the Grand Opening of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis? If so, read on to answer all your burning questions about when and where to pick up your tickets, how to get to the gig, what NOT to bring and more. Take a spin through the FAQ and map below so that you’re prepared to have an awesome experience at the newest NFL stadium!

Master of Puppets Book... FINALLY!

Yes, it really does exist... Metallica: Back to the Front, the definitive story of Master of Puppets and the subsequent tour that followed its release, hits bookstores and online sellers on September 13, 2016!! A very special Collector’s Edition of the book will be available two weeks earlier on August 30, 2016 through and

The deluxe version of Back to the Front pre-order has sold out in the Met Store. Please check back shortly for more information as additional copies may become available.

Celebrate the Upcoming Release of the Master of Puppets Book

Metallica: Back to the Front is coming in September and we’ll be celebrating from now until then and beyond. Fifth Members should log in to enter to win a very a limited edition Master of Puppets ESP guitar... one lucky winner will be drawn on Tuesday, August 30th.

We’re turning back the clock to the 20th anniversary of Master of Puppets when the band toured in Europe and Japan in 2006 and performed the album in its entirety by adding to our line of shows also available on CD. All eleven shows from that summer will be available in the Met Store... Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Berlin, Arnhem, Donington, Dublin, Tallinn, Nickelsdorf, Imola, Tokyo, and Osaka have all been pressed on good ‘ole compact disc.

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