Metallica Release Teaser of Third 'Hardwired' Single, “Atlas, Rise!”

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Metallica will release their new single “Atlas, Rise!” on Monday, October 31, but you can hear a teaser of it right now.

The group is offering fans a sneak preview of the track, which is the third single from the band’s new album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, due out November 18.

Also, beginning today, Metallica fans can visit independent record stores for a free limited-edition Hardwired-themed Halloween mask. Each mask includes a code that provides access to “Atlas, Rise!” 30 minutes before the official release at 3 p.m. EST. Visit for more info.

Metallica recorded a new video in Puerto Rico October 26 and shared some photos from the shoot on Facebook, as shown below and above.

To hear the “Atlas, Rise!” teaser, head here.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.