Did you know that moths go absolutely nuts for Metallica? It’s a scientific fact backed up by the thrash legends’ video for the new track “Moth Into Flame,” the second song released off the band's upcoming album Hardwired ...To Self-Destruct (due Nov. 18).

We know what you’re thinking… of course, moths love Metallica! After all, moths have the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom and are able to hear frequencies 100 times higher than what humans can voice, according to a 2013 report. So it only makes sense that a group of the insects would crowd around the first TV to broadcast “Moth Into Flame.”

Like the guys did with “Hardwired,” Metallica offer a no-frills video for “Moth Into Flame.” The thrashers perform the explosive cut in a black room filled with light bulbs while fans get a few moments of Metallica playing the new track in moth-vision. Watch the video in the player above.

Metallica write:

We’re back!! Welcome to track number two from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, “Moth Into Flame.” As some of you accurately predicted, we gave it the first public spin while hanging out with our great friend Howard Stern this morning in his New York studio. Sitting and chatting with Howard is one our favorite things to do and we were honored that he offered to play it first and let us perform a few additional songs live while we were there. We’re also excited to debut the corresponding video directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame.
Just to refresh your memories, 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct' hits the streets on November 18, 2016 and was produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations including 12 songs on a double CD, vinyl, digital download, as well as a deluxe version including cover songs and live tracks.
We are just getting started, so keep watching this space for more information, more tour dates and just in general, more Metallica!! IT’S ON!

Metallica rocked the 2016 Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 24, playing to a massive crowd in New York City’s iconic Central Park. Metallica also just announced an intimate club show Sept. 27 at NYC’s Webster Hall, with tickets only distributed via lottery to members of Metallica’s online fan club. Signing up is free and each $25 ticket will benefit City Harvest.

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