Metallica To Mark New Album Release With “Blackened Friday” Events

Courtesy: Blackened Records

Courtesy: Blackened Records

The countdown to “Blackened Friday” is on.

Next Friday, 100 independent record stores across America will open their doors at midnight, giving audiences the chance to pick up Metallica’s new album HardwiredTo Self Destruct early.

The album is the band’s first new studio effort in eight years.  The select stores will carry not only the band’s new album but also prizes and lots of limited edition, exclusive items that will be given away free with purchase of the band’s new album.

On Friday, other independent record stores around the nation will join the festivities with their own special events.  Those events will include music and giveaways of limited edition items.

Items are all available only while supplies last.  So, audiences are encouraged to contact their local independent record store for more details on “Blackened Fridays” events.

HardwiredTo Self Destruct will be available on a variety of platforms including CD, vinyl, digital deluxe, and deluxe box.  It can be pre-ordered online now.  Greg Fidelman produced the album.  He also engineered Death Magnetic (2008), the band’s last album.

More information on “Blackened Friday” events is available online here.

More information on Metallica’s new album is available online now along with the band’s latest news and more at:










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