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Metallica album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' goes Platinum

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:49 PM PT


Metallica - Hardwired To Self-Destruct goes platinum

Hardwired to Self-Destruct, the latest album from Metallica, has officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), meaning the record has moved at least 1 million copies in the United States. A portion of the tally includes downloads and streaming, though more than 900,000 of the total is composed of traditional sales.

Notably, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct is the first hard rock or metal album to be awarded Platinum certification in the U.S. during the current decade.

Of course, the accolade is nothing new to Metallica; every single Metallica studio album released to date has gone Platinum in the U.S.


18 comments


anonymous
4/18/2017 7:42:55 PM
What lesson have we learned? No band that formed after the year 2000 can write a song to save their lives.

#CopyOfACopy

4/18/2017 8:10:53 PM
I still have not listened to this album all the way through yet

4/18/2017 8:25:41 PM
i think this is pretty impressive given the nature of the music industry today and the fact that it's a double album

anonymous
4/18/2017 8:46:08 PM
Now dig up some stats of how that new Avenged sevenfold album did with their "non traditional" release method lol

anonymous
4/18/2017 8:54:05 PM
You guys know that Facebook killer boasted of committing more murders right well I got to thinking, it's been awhile since this site has updated us on the Deftones. Can anyone confirm they're ok? LG is usually on top of this.

Again, can anyone please confirm Deftones made it out and away from the Facebook killer especially after their narrow escape from Paris.

I'm just used to seeing 4-5 Deftones headlines after a tragedy.

anonymous
4/18/2017 9:14:11 PM
^ 2/10, at least you tried.

anonymous
4/18/2017 10:06:51 PM
You guys know that Facebook killer boasted of committing more murders right well I got to thinking, it's been awhile since this site has updated us on the Deftones. Can anyone confirm they're ok? LG is usually on top of this.

Again, can anyone please confirm Deftones made it out and away from the Facebook killer especially after their narrow escape from Paris.

I'm just used to seeing 4-5 Deftones headlines after a tragedy.

^^^^^^

Learn how to write before you try to tell a joke.

anonymous
4/19/2017 2:23:07 AM
Suicide Silence is pissed

anonymous
4/19/2017 3:36:02 AM
Went platinum with no help from me... Hetfield went to the local Walmarst and bought up the entire stock.

anonymous
4/19/2017 5:27:49 AM
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Went platinum with no help from me... Hetfield went to the local Walmarst and bought up the entire stock.
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^ James of all members? You have no class, jerk.

anonymous
4/19/2017 7:53:44 AM
album cover and single art kept me away from this.

sooo lame. probably the worst album art i've seen in a decade.

anonymous
4/19/2017 8:58:25 AM
i dont believe these numbers. 90% more people bought a cd than streamed or bought online? going a complete 180 from the last 10+ year trend of music sales? bull.fcking.shit.

anonymous
4/19/2017 1:11:05 PM
Fake News from Hetfield and the Illuminati

anonymous
4/19/2017 1:31:31 PM
I really miss the Load days. The album showed more of a hard rock side of Metallica than the band's typical thrash metal style, which alienated much of the band's fanbase. Drummer Lars Ulrich said about Load's more exploratory nature, This album and what we're doing with it - that, to me, is what Metallica are all about: exploring different things. Like gay bath houses, glory holes, and swallowing loads hence the inspiration for the title.

anonymous
4/19/2017 2:03:40 PM
easy to do when tickets to a show includes a CD

4/19/2017 7:39:35 PM
"i dont believe these numbers. 90% more people bought a cd than streamed or bought online? going a complete 180 from the last 10+ year trend of music sales? bull.fcking.shit."

"Traditional album sales" includes buying the album online through stores like itunes and amazon music you god damn mongoloid. The other 10% is referring to sites like spotify.

anonymous
4/19/2017 10:45:03 PM
When every concert ticket you sell equals one album sale, that wont be too hard to achieve.

Thats how I got the last few Mastodon albums too

anonymous
4/21/2017 9:08:12 AM
Forsythe is stoked