Metallica will release a new single, “Atlas, Rise!,” from their new album on Halloween at 3PM EST. It’s the third song we’ve heard from Hardwired … To Self-Destruct following “Hardwired” and “Moth Into Flame,” and they’re pairing it with a special event to celebrate the spooky holiday. Starting on Friday (10/28), select independent record stores will be carrying free limited-edition Halloween masks that fans can obtain. Inside of each mask is a special access code that will allow you to hear the song 30 minutes before its official release. For a list of participating record stores, go here.
No word on what they’ll look like, but I assume they will be sufficiently creepy!
UPDATE: They look like this…
Hardwired … To Self-Destruct is out 11/18 on Blackened Recordings.