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Metallica’s Hardwired Halloween masks revealed

A fan wearing the Hardwired Halloween mask
A fan wearing the Hardwired Halloween mask

Metallica have asked fans to share pictures of them wearing the band’s spooky Hardwired… To Self-Destruct Halloween masks.

The limited edition masks are available now from select independent record stores, each coming with a code that allows fans to hear new track Atlas, Rise! 30 minutes before anyone else when it launches at 3pm EST on October 31.

Metallica say: “Heading out to your local record store to get your hands on a Hardwired mask? Make sure to post a photo of you wearing it with the clever hashtag #MetallicaMask. We’ll repost some of our favourites.”

See several shots of the mask below.

This week, Metallica released a short clip of Atlas, Rise! on their website. It’s the third track lifted from their upcoming 10th studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct – which will launch on November 18 on 2CDs along with a deluxe edition featuring a third disc.

Metallica previously released Hardwired and Moth Into Flame from the follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic.

Metallica are on tour, with dates lined up through into 2017.

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The Hardwired... To Self-Destruct cover

The Hardwired... To Self-Destruct cover

Metallica Hardwired… To Self-Destruct tracklist


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


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

Metallica tour dates 2016-17 so far

Oct 29: Quito Parque Bicentenario, Ecuador
Nov 01: Bogota Hipodromo de los Andes, Colombia
Nov 03: Guatemala City Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala
Nov 05: San Jose Estadio Nacional, Costa Rica
Jan 11: Seoul Gocheok Sky Dome, South Korea
Jan 20: Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo, China
Feb 03: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 05: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 07: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 09: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Mar 25-26: Sao Paulo Interlagos Racetrack, Brazil
Mar 31,-Apr 01: Buenos Aires Hippodrome San Isidro, Argentina
Apr 01-02: Santiago Parque O’Higgins, Chile

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