Metallica Shares 'Moth Into Flame' Video From 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct'

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Metallica in the video for "Moth Into Flame."

In conjunction with their Monday (Sept. 26) morning appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Metallica just shared a new song/video from their upcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct ahead of its Nov. 18 drop date.

Entitled "Moth Into Flame," the song finds Metallica approaching thrash territory as they work out a coordinated guitar assault that wouldn't sound out of place on one of their '80s classics. "Moth Into Flame" was one of several songs they debuted on Stern's SiriusXM show. 

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"Rise and fall / who cares at all / Seduced by fame / a moth into the flame" James Hetfield sings in the clip, hammering hard on each syllable while Lars Ulrich bashes away behind him. 

The Tom Kirk-directed visual, which you can watch on Metallica's site, is mostly a live performance music video, though occasionally the camera pulls back to show Metallica on an old-school TV screen with moths fluttering around it (have the lambs stopped screaming, Clarice?). 

While Hardwired...To Self-Destruct doesn't drop for another month and a half, expect more from Metallica in the coming weeks. "We are just getting started, so keep watching this space for more information, more tour dates and just in general, more Metallica!!" the band writes on its official website. "IT’S ON!"