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11/17/16 Hardwired in Lyrics and Lyric Theories [link]
Full lyrics for Hardwired... To Self-Destruct are now available and we've also added all songs as options in Lyric Theories!

11/16/16 Hardwired Videos Releasing Throughout The Day [link]
Metallica is releasing videos for every song on Hardwired... To Self-Destruct every two hours today starting at 9am and going through until 3am tomorrow morning. Every song including Lords of Summer has a video! They will appear on's front page over the course of the day, so keep an eye on it!

11/15/16 WorldWired Heads To Mexico City [link]
WorldWired will head to Mexico City for a show at Foro Sol on March 1, 2017 with very special guest Iggy Pop! To make it even more special, all tickets include a copy of Hardwired... To Self-Destruct - either physical or digital! For information on how to buy tickets and redeem your copy of the album check out the story.

11/15/16 Live From Germany [link]
Metallica will be in 4 different cities around Germany tomorrow, November 16th, doing press, but at 3PM CET they will all come together on a multichannel livestream and take questions from Facebook and Twitter! You can ask questions at the time using the hashtag #AskMetallica and then follow along on!

11/14/16 Worldwired Comes Home For The Holidays [link]
Metallica will wind down the year with a special show at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on December 17th! Fifth members can enter to win an opportunity to purchase up to two tickets at a special pre-sale on November 17th at 10am. Everyone else will be able to buy tickets via Ticketmaster on November 18th at 10am.

All proceeds with be donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and everyone is encouraged to bring a donation of canned goods to the venue (there will be collection bins at all entrances).

11/13/16 Metallica In Beijing [link]
Metallica will play their first-ever show in Beijing, China! They will be there on January 18th at the Le Sports Center. Check for ticketing details.

11/13/16 Blackened Friday [link]
Metallica will be counting down to Friday, which they're calling "Blackened Friday," when Hardwired... To Self-Destruct is released. To celebrate almost 100 old school record shops in North America will be open at midnight Thursday! They will be stocked with music, prizes and cool giveaways. And yet more stores will be open during normal Friday business hours with more music and giveaways. Check out Metallica's Countdown to Blackened Friday site which lists all of the participating stores.

And if you can't make it to a store, Metallica is running a contest to be an honorary Blackened ambassador! There will be one grand prize winner and ten runner-up winners, on November 25th. Check out the details.

11/13/16 Fifth Members' Take on Hardwired [link]
IPOM webmaster, Phil, was one of several lucky Fifth Members invited up to Metallica HQ about 3 months ago to hear Hardwired... To Self-Destruct in its entirety. You can check out videos of the experience and our take on the songs.

Then, last month at Webster Hall in New York, another lucky fan, Sarah Sobek, was also given the chance to hear the whole album, and you can read her take.

11/13/16 Hardwire London and Berlin Events [link]
Metallica will be heading to Europe for the week to celebrate the launch of Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.

Their first stop will be in Berlin, Germany on Monday November 14th. However, the details are still secret! Only the winners know the details!

Next, Metallica will be celebrating the launch of Hardwire in London! On November 17th they'll be on hand November 17th at the HMV store on Oxford Street to hang with fans while waiting for the clock to strike midnight and it's officially Hardwired Day!

Then on November 18th they will be playing a special show for Fifth Members and members who winners who register via the House of Vans site. The show will be at the intimate London House of Vans. Proceeds will benefit The Railway Children who assist children who live alone and at risk on the streets in the UK, India, and East Africa.

Not in London? Not a problem, you can catch the live show online! They will hit the stage at 9pm GMT and it will be streamed live on and YouTube and will be available on demand for seven days after that!

10/31/16 Atlas, Rise! Lyrics [link]
Atlas, Rise! is now out, and while official lyrics should be posted soon, IPOM took a crack at deciphering them for ya! We'll update them as soon as official lyrics are available.

UPDATE: Official lyrics have been released and we've updated ours to match.

10/26/16 Trick or Treat! [link]
Metallica is providing a chance to hear Atlas, Rise! early! The song will be released on October 31 at noon, but starting Friday October 28th you can visit independent record stores around the world to pick up a free limited edition Hardwired... To Self-Destruct Halloween mask which will have a special code to download the song a half hour early! For more details and a list of participating stores worldwide check out the story!

10/20/16 ESP and Stern Pinball Ultimate Metallica Giveaway [link]
Stern Pinball and ESP Guitars have teamed up to offer the ultimate Metallica giveaway of a Metallica Pro LED pinball machine an ESP LTD KH 200 Series "Master of Puppets" Limited Edition Guitar and an ESP LTD Snakebyte "Master of Puppets" Limited Edition Guitar. Fifth members, all ya gotta do is enter!

10/20/16 Vote For The Opening Band [link]
Metallica wants fans to vote for the opening bands for 4 of their upcoming Latin America shows. And not just any bands - they want local bands! Between now and October 21, bands can submit their music. A panel of local music industry professionals will narrow it down to five finalists which will then be posted on and where fans across the globe will vote to choose the final bands.

10/20/16 WorldWired Goes to Asia [link]
Metallica has announced they will be kicking off 2017 with six shows in Asia. They will be starting off in Seoul, South Korea on January 11 at Gocheok Sky Dome and then headed for their first ever show in Hong Kong on January 20 at AsiaWorld-Expo. As always, our Tour Index is your one-stop shop for all tour info!

09/28/16 More dates [link]
Metallica will once again be the first act in a new arena when then play the first ever event in Copehagen, Denmark's Royal Arena on February 3rd. They'll also be sticking around for an additional show on February 5th. These shows also have special VIP packages available so check them out!

Metallica has also announced they will hit Lollapalooza in South America next year. They will appear at Lollapalooza Brazil March 25-26, 2017, Lollapalooza Argentina March 31-April 1, 2017, and Lollapalooze Chile April 1-2, 2017. Ticket information can be found on the announcement.

09/26/16 Moth Into Flame [link]
Metallica has premiered the second track off of their upcoming Hardwired... To Self-Destruct album, Moth Into Flame! Check out the music video and their post!

UPDATE: Lyrics are now posted.

09/25/16 Metallica At Webster Hall [link]
Metallica will be playing a special Fifth Member-only show at Webster Hall in New York this Tuesday September 27th. The small club is a Manhattan Staple and it's sure to be an incredible gig. Fifth Members can enter for a chance to purchase tickets for only $25. All proceeds go to City Harvest. The contest closes today, Sunday, September 25th at 6:45pm EDT.

09/21/16 Metallica on The Tonight Show [link]
Metallica announced on Instagram that they will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on September 29, 2016.

09/21/16 Hardwired Deluxe Sets Updates [link]
Metallica has finished up all the last bits of Hardwired... To Self-Destruct and in doing so they've announced a few changes to the Deluxe editions. Instead of the "Riff Origins," the bonus disk will instead including some cover songs that were not readily available before now. Ronnie Rising Medley, originally only available only on the Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life tribute album, along with the Iron Maiden cover of Remember Tomorrow rounded out by Deep Purple's When A Blind Man Cries will replace "Riff Origins." Lords of Summer is still included and in addition they've now added their entire set from Rasputin's in Berkeley, CA on Record Store Day 2016. All of these tracks have been recently re-mastered for optimum 2016 sound quality.

09/05/16 Metallica Announce Tour Dates [link]
Tour dates have started rolling in! They band will do a stint in Latin America almost a month before Hardwired... To Self-Destruct hits stores. This is just the beginning many more dates are expected. Here's this run:
Check out for ticket information. Tickets go onsale between September 10th and 22nd depending on the show and of course there are pre-sales for Fifth Members.

As always our Tour Archive is always up-to-date!

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