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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 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.