A salute to the trailblazing fretworks of guitarists Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield.
Let’s give thanks for Metallica this Thanksgiving, because today -- Black Friday -- is now “Blackened Friday.” Rising to the occasion by helping small businesses during the biggest shopping day of the year, the band is offering a special midnight release of the double vinyl for Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, their 10th studio album, which was officially released Nov. 18.
Fans can get in line at one of the over 100 independent record stores throughout the country that are participating in the Blackened Friday event; also up for grabs will be music, prizes and additional limited edition exclusive items to be given away free with purchase. For those who can’t make the midnight release, stores around the world will host Blackened Friday events during normal business hours, which will also include music and giveaways of limited edition items.
To pump you up for the release, we’ve put together the band’s 10 best riffs, just because. Prepare your eardrums, folks.