ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica is a day away from launching their North American WorldWired stadium tour, and they’ll be giving you a sneak peek of what they’re bringing on the road with a live rehearsal special, which will stream online tonight via Facebook live.
The metal legends will be touring in support of their new album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, which hearkens back to their 1983 debut, Kill ’em All.
“We wanted to return to the idea of short and sweet, fast and hard songs,” guitarist Kirk Hammett tells Variety. “Closer to six or seven riff-heavy tunes in an hour, rather than the three or four extended ones you’d normally get from us in a set.”
Metallica doesn’t skimp on the epic tracks on Hardwired, though, as evidenced by songs like “Spit Out the Bone.”
“‘Spit Out the Bone’ is the Mount Everest of the new album: the highest peak and the hardest ascent,” says Hammett. “On the rest of the record, I improvised my solos…not that one. The instrumentation on that song is so tight that I wanted to solo with equal precision.”
“How hard [is it to play]? We haven’t done it yet live,” he adds. “We keep saying that we will by summer. We really have to work up to it!”
Metallica’s Now That We’re Live rehearsal special live stream will begin tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The tour will kick off May 10 in Baltimore.
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