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Lars Ulrich reflects on the progress Metallica made with Hardwired

With Metallica’s new record Hardwired... To Self-Destruct finally finished, this has been a year of progress and reconnection for Lars Ulrich

Even in an era where it’s taken them eight years to get a new album out, it seems there is just no such thing as a quiet 12 months in the world of Metallica. That said, 2016 has been by a distance the most important year the band have had in almost a decade, as a brand new album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct, finally saw the light of day. While the record has been in the works for years now, the recording process was ramped up in 2016 to finally get it out there – and it enabled the band to work on their ever-evolving relationship and realise that, thankfully, it’s only getting more fruitful.


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