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Metallica to release first album in 8 years

/ 07:51 AM August 19, 2016
James Hetfield, Metallica, 2015 Rock in Rio USA

In this May 9, 2015 file photo, James Hetfield of Metllica performs at Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas. The band announced Thursday its releasing its first album in eight years. “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” will feature 80 minutes of music from the veteran heavy metal group. The album is scheduled for release Nov. 18. AP FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES — Metallica is preparing to self-destruct — in a good way!

The band announced Thursday its releasing its first album in eight years. “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” will feature 80 minutes of music from the veteran heavy metal group. The album is scheduled for release Nov. 18.

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Metallica debuted the album’s first track, “Hardwired,” on 93X (KXXR-FM) in Minneapolis. They say their 11th studio album represents “the next phase of our journey.”

The band says “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” will be available as a double CD, vinyl, through digital download, as well as a deluxe edition with “the riffs that were the origins of the album.”

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The band’s current line-up includes singer-guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo.

Metallica released “Death Magnetic” in 2008.

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