Metallica Premiere New Song, "Atlas, Rise!"

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Last night, Metallica gave fans a Halloween treat. They unveiled a new song, "Atlas, Rise!"

It's the third song to be released from the band's new double album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct, which drops this month—November 18.

The six-minute track, which you can check out below, comes with a music video that shows the metal legends hard at work in the recording studio. By default, it also shows plenty of gear, including Kirk Hammett's "Peter Green" Les Paul and an abundance of recording equipment.

The band also recently posted a video recap of their September 27 appearance at New York City's Webster Hall. You can watch that clip, which includes a live performance of "For Whom the Bell Tolls," below.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.