James Hetfield of Metallica during performance in Prague, May 7, 2012

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WATCH: Hit the Studio with Metallica for the Making of "Atlas, Rise!"

August 24, 2017

Ever wonder what it’s like to hit the studio with your favorite band?

In a new video uploaded to MetallicaTV, Metallica gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the making of their Hardwired… To Self-Destruct song, “Atlas, Rise!”—or should we say, “N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M.”? Apparently what we know as “Atlas, Rise!” began as “N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M.” Good thing they settled on the former because the latter is a mouthful.

Watch James Hetfield make fun of himself and his lyrical forgetfulness as he, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo, and Kirk Hammett write and record the track below!