Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of METALLICA‘s video for the song “Dream No More” can be seen below. The clip was directed by Tom Kirk, who previously helmed the band’s video for “Moth Into Flame”.
“Dream No More” is taken from METALLICA‘s new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which debuted as expected at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart on Sunday night (November 27), selling 291,000 copies in its first week of release. Both of the band’s previous 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 frame.
Nevertheless, the overall fan reaction to the new disc has inspired the band to release its next record sooner. Frontman James Hetfield told Italy’s Linea Rock, “At least for now, we’ve booked out two years (of touring), at least. So I can’t predict the future, but… I would like to make some new music sooner than eight years, for sure. (You get) such a pleasure and a joy of hearing your new music and having other people hear it. So we don’t wanna wait that long.”
Meanwhile, Hetfield revealed in a separate interview with Metal Hammer that things got heated at one point between him and drummer Lars Ulrich in the studio while making the new disc.
Hetfield explained: “We were in the studio and it was like, ‘Hey, I’m the guitar player, I like this guitar part, I wanna play it.’ He’d be like, ‘This part is better,’ and I was like, ‘Since when are you the Riff Police?’ So at that point it was, ‘Okay, I’m done for now, I have to leave.’ But a week later we were talking again.”
“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.
The album has already gone to No. 1 in 57 countries, with the album going Top 3 in 75 nations and Top 5 in 105 countries.