Watch Metallica Perform "Atlas, Rise!" for the First Time

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Last night, November 1, Metallica performed their latest single—"Atlas, Rise!"—for the first time ever, at Hipodromo De Los Andres in Bogota, Colombia.

You can check out the high-energy debut performance below.

"Atlas, Rise!" is the third track to be released from the band's new album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct; it follows the punishing title track and "Moth Into Flame."

Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, which is set for a November 18 release, is the band's first full album since 2008's Death Magnetic. The double LP features more than 77 minutes of music; there's even a bonus third disc packed with cover versions (Deep Purple's "When a Blind Man Cries" and Iron Maiden's "Remember Tomorrow" among them) and several live performances.

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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.