Metallica are set to release their first new album in eight years, following on from 2008’s Death Magnetic. Set for release on November 18th, Hardwired… To Self Destruct promises a return to the kind of elongated, complex arrangements that the Californian thrash-metallers explored to great success in the ’80s. Whether or not the new record will live up to the lofty expectations of fans of Hetfield and co’s glory days of Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets et al, only time will tell – although first single ‘Hardwired’ seems promising. Watch the video for it below. Also, check out some of the artwork below.