"My Apocalypse" cover
|Promotional single by Metallica from the album Death Magnetic|
|Released||August 26, 2008|
|Recorded||March 12, 2007–May 11, 2008 at Sound City in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California; Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California and HQ in San Rafael, California|
|Label||Warner Bros., Mercury|
|Writer(s)||James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich|
"My Apocalypse" is the forty-first single by American heavy metal band Metallica, and the second from their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. On August 26, 2008, it was made available for streaming on the band's official website, as well as a download (For Platinum Members Only) from the Death Magnetic website Mission: Metallica. This was followed by its availability for purchase as a digital single in the iTunes Store. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the single won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category. The name of the album (Death Magnetic) is derived from this lyric in the song: "Death magnetic, pulling closer still" Recently a new introduction to the song was added, Lars Ulrich said "We've been enjoying playing My Apocalypse out here on the road but felt like it could use something extra. We decided that it needed a cool intro to set the mood so James wrote one."
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||38|
|Austrian Singles Chart||56|
|Belgium Singles Top 50||49|
|Canadian Hot 100||28|
|Denmark Singles Chart||15|
|Finland Singles Top 20||3|
|Irish Singles Chart||45|
|Norway Singles Chart||9|
|Swedish Singles Chart||15|
|UK Singles Chart||51|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||67|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||38|
- James Hetfield – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Kirk Hammett – lead guitar
- Robert Trujillo – bass
- Lars Ulrich – drums, percussion
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