Metallica is set to make an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Sept. 29, to promote its 10th studio album — “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct.”
Scheduled for a Nov. 18 release, "Hardwired" is a follow-up to the 2008 “Death Magnetic.” Containing a dozen songs and almost 80 minutes of music, the album has been produced by Greg Fidelman, along with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, via Blackened Recordings.
Ulrich told the Rolling Stone in an interview: “Most of the songs are simpler. We introduce a mood and we stick to it, rather than songs we've done where one riff happens and we go over here and then over there and becomes a journey through all these different soundscapes. The songs are more linear.”
“There's a lot of dark stuff about relationships. Not just with other people, but the hidden personalities within,” he said.
The band recently appeared on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” and has also reportedly campaigned for a spot on the next season of “Saturday Night Live” as music guests.