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Metallica Unveil London Release Week Plans

Metallica plans to hit the U.K. in a big way to promote its upcoming album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.

With the album dropping on November 18, the group will be in London that day and the day before to present "three very unique outings," according to Metallica's official web site. The group will announce "a very special event" for November 17 on the BBC this Sunday (November 6) and then plans to be at an HMV store on Oxford street at midnight to great fans when the album goes on sale. On release day Metallica will play a club show at the London House of Vans for select winners; If chosen, fans will be asked to make a $25 donation at the door to benefit Railway Children, a charity that helps at-risk children in the U.K., India and East Africa.

Metallica also promises that it has "a few tricks still up our sleeves for 2016, so keep watching...there's more to come!"

Hardwired... is the group's first new album since 2008's Death Magnetic. A North American concert tour is expected for 2017.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.