METALLICA‘s official video for the song “Moth Into Flame” can be seen at Metallica.com. The clip, which is also available below, was directed by Tom Kirk (MUSE).
“Moth Into Flame” is taken from METALLICA‘s tenth studio album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, which is scheduled for a November 18 release via Blackened Recordings. The long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic” consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.
“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The band recorded the disc at its own studio.
Ulrich spoke with Rolling Stone in a recent interview about the lyrical themes on the “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”. He revealed: “There’s a lot of dark stuff about relationships. Not just with other people, but the hidden personalities within.”
Hetfield told The Pulse Of Radio which songs on the new record contained some of his favorite lyrics. “You know, for me, lyrically some of the favorite, ‘Moth Into Flame’, I like ‘Am I Savage’ and boy, I really like ‘Dream No More’, which is also kind of another Cthulhu reference but in a very different sense. [Laughs].”
Ulrich also said about the disc’s musical style: “Most of the songs are simpler. We introduce a mood and we stick to it, rather than songs we’ve done where one riff happens and we go over here and then over there and becomes a journey through all these different soundscapes. The songs are more linear.”
METALLICA will play a special intimate show at Webster Hall in New York City on Tuesday, September 27. The band will then appear at Neil Young‘s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California on October 22 and October 23.