Official performance and backstage (meet-and-greet and tuning-room) footage from METALLICA‘s November 5 concert in San José, Costa Rica can be seen below.
METALLICA revealed yesterday that the band’s new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, is No. 1 in 57 countries, with the album going Top 3 in 75 nations and Top 5 in 105 countries.
According to music industry web site Hits Daily Double, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” is now likely to sell between 305,000 and 315,000 copies in the U.S. in its first full week of release.
Both of the band’s previous studio outings, 2008’s “Death Magnetic” and 2003’s “St. Anger”, sold more copies in shortened sales weeks. “Death Magnetic” moved 490,000 copies in a three-day window, while “St. Anger” shifted 418,000 copies in a similar period of time.
“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” arrived on November 18. It consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.
Drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he believes one reason for METALLICA‘s continued success is the bond the band has with its fans. “The main thing really is just the fans,” he said. “How do you communicate with your fans, how do you get the music to the fans, how do you offer your fans the best METALLICA experience that you can?”