Metallica are going all in before Friday’s (Nov. 18) release of their Hardwired… To Self-Destruct album by posting videos for every song from the album, beginning today (Nov. 16). The first clip is for “Dream No More,” with new visuals dropping every two hours through 6 a.m. EST on Thursday. The clips were shot all around the world and the sneak peek will let fans get a listen to every track days before the group’s two-disc 10th studio album officially goes on sale.
“Dream No More” mixes performance footage with digitally hollowed-out human forms, projected with images of the band and other random scenes, for a retro look that harkens back to early MTV-era videos.
The metal icons tapped a variety of directors for the project. Check out who got behind the camera and when you can see their work below:
“Dream No More” (director: Tom Kirk)
“Confusion: (director: Claire Marie Vogel) — 2 p.m. EST
“ManUNkind” (director: Jonas Åkerlund) — 4 p.m. EST
“Now That We’re Dead” (director: Herring & Herring) — 6 p.m. EST
“Here Comes Revenge” (director: Jessica Cope) — 8 p.m. EST
“Am I Savage” (director: Herring & Herring) — 10 p.m. EST
Thursday, Nov. 17
“Halo of Fire” (director: Herring & Herring) — 12 a.m. EST
“Murder One” (director: Robert Valley) — 2 a.m. EST
“Spit Out the Bone” (director: Phil Mucci) — 4 a.m. EST
“Lords of Summer” (director: Brett Murray) — 6 a.m. EST
Head over to Metallica.com to see previously released clips for “Hard Wired” and “Atlas, Rise!” and the timed releses.
In other Metallica news, the band’s entire catalog returned to Napster on Wednesday, 17 years after they famously filed a lawsuit against the former peer-to-peer file-sharing network. This week they also achieved the rare feat of simultaneously charting three singles from their new album on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart (dated Nov. 19), as the song “Atlas, Rise!” debuted at No. 22, joining the previously released “Moth Into Flame” (No. 6) and “Hardwired” (No. 23) on the list. The last artist to achieve this was also Metallica itself, in 2008.