Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is the upcoming tenth studio album by the heavy metal band Metallica, which will be released on November 18, 2016, by the group’s independent label. It will be Metallica’s first studio album in eight years since Death Magnetic, which was released in 2008, marking it the longest gap between two studio albums in the band’s career.
Dark_Noise is an event company which has hosted numerous album launch parties over the past 9 years, including the official CD launch events for AC/DC, Iron Maiden & Marilyn Manson to name a few.
“Being a Metallica fan, I was immediately interested when approached to host the pre-release event through Universal Music for Metallica’s independent record label, Blackened Recordings.” said Duncan Allers, owner of Dark_Noise. This is going to be a special event with some great giveaways such as the Deluxe Version of the album on CD and Vinyl.
How do you stand a chance to win these great prizes? One way will be to enter the Air Guitar competition (wear a Metallica shirt to add strength to your performance) another will be for patrons who are best dressed according to theme will then receive one of the prizes. The theme for the evening will be ‘Party like a Rock Star’ and we expect to see some great ‘Kirk Hammett’ look-a-likes in the crowd.
“Lars Ulrich announced in a live Facebook event on August 18 that the album will be released in November 2016 and will contain 12 tracks. According to the band’s website, the CD version of the album will contain two discs with six tracks each, and that the album contains over 80 minutes of new music. Metallica released their first single “Hardwired” on August 18, 2016 and fans who pre-order the album through the band’s official website will receive an instant download of the song with the music video released on YouTube on the same day.
The event will take place on Saturday the 5th of November 2016 at the Modder Sports Complex, Casino Road, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.
Doors open at 7pm.
Discounted entrance of R40 is offered to those dressed to theme.