Metallica have announced that they’ll release their new single Atlas, Rise! on Halloween.
It’ll be the third track lifted from their upcoming 10th studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct – which will launch on November 18 on 2CDs along with a deluxe edition featuring a third disc. Metallica previously released Hardwired and Moth Into Flame from the follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic.
The band say in a statement: “No surprises this time around! We’re giving you some heads up that we plan to unleash the next track from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, Atlas, Rise! to you streaming online and via your favourite radio station this Halloween, October 31, at noon PDT.”
In addition, Metallica are giving fans the chance to get their hands on a limited edition Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Halloween mask from Friday, October 28, at select independent record stores.
The band add: “Inside of each mask you’ll find a special access code that will allow you to hear Atlas, Rise! 30 minutes prior to it’s official release on Halloween.”
To see a complete list of participating record stores, click here.
Sources: Metallica.com; TeamRock