Metallica Announces BLACKENED Friday

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Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Record Store Day ambassadors Metallica will celebrate the release of their forthcoming album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" with fans and independent record stores around the world as part of Blackened Friday.

Starting on Nov. 17, 100 independent record stores will open at Midnight to sell the new album. 

Stores will be stocked with music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to give away free with purchase. 

On Nov. 18 during their normal business hours, stores around the world will be hosting Blackened Friday events with music and giveaways of limited edition items. 

All items available while supplies last. 

Contact your local store for details.

"Hardwired...To Self-Destruct," a 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set, is Metallica's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum "Death Magnetic." 

"Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" is available for pre-order at Metallica.comin various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Box Versions. Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, produced the album.

For more information on Blackened Friday, visit and follow along at #BlackenedFriday.

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