Metallica release Back To The Front teaser video

A still from the Metallica teaser video
A still from the Metallica teaser video

Metallica have released a teaser video showcasing the book Back To The Front.

Matt Taylor’s publication celebrates the 30th anniversary of 1986 album Master Of Puppets and accompanying tour, which saw the group winning over new fans and suffering the tragic loss of bassist Cliff Burton in a bus accident in Sweden.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says: “I just think this book goes to a different depth, to a different level of detail and a different level of anecdotes and storytelling. It’s the right project, at the right time, by the right person.”

Bassist Robert Trujillo adds: “What sets this book apart is Matt’s desire and his passion to really try to connect with the energy of Master Of Puppets.

“Just the photos alone and the archive is so deep and rich. Each page is a unique experience in itself.”

Back To The Front is available to buy directly from Metallica’s website.

Metallica recently announced a tour of Latin America for later this year in support of upcoming 10th album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct which is set for release on November 18 via their Blackened Records label.

The Hardwired... To Self-Destruct cover

The Hardwired... To Self-Destruct cover

Metallica Hardwired… To Self-Destruct tracklist

Disc1

  1. Hardwired
  2. Atlas, Rise!
  3. Now That We’re Dead
  4. Moth Into Flame
  5. Am I Savage?
  6. Halo On Fire

Disc2

  1. Confusion
  2. Dream No More
  3. ManUNkind
  4. Here Comes Revenge
  5. Murder One
  6. Spit Out The Bone

Metallica 2016 Latin American tour dates

Oct 26: San Juan Coliseo De Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Oct 29: Quito Parque Bicentenario, Ecuador
Nov 01: Bogota Hipodromo De Los Andes, Columbia
Nov 03: Guatemala City Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala
Nov 05: San Jose Estadio Nacional, Costa Rica

Metallica launch Hardwired live video

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