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Metallica to release first album in 8 years

Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Melissa Etheridge, James Hetfield, Pat Monahan, Vic Johnson and John Mayer perform at a concert in San Francisco Photograph: (Getty)

AFP Los Angeles, United States Aug 19, 2016, 12.18 PM (IST)
Heavy metal band Metallica is coming out with its first album in eight years, the group announced yesterday.

The rockers' 11th studio album, which follows 2008's "Death Magnetic", will be called "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" and go on sale in November, the band announced on its Facebook page.

"It really does exist! We know it's been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct,' the long awaited next Metallica studio album," read their post.

The band, which was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, went on to become one of the world's most commercially successful bands, selling tens of millions of albums.

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