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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.