Now That We're Dead

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"Now That We're Dead"
Now That We're Dead.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Released April 18, 2017
Format Digital download
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:59 (album version)
4:53 (radio edit)
Label Blackened
Producer(s) Greg Fidelman
Metallica singles chronology
"Atlas, Rise!"
"Now That We're Dead"
"Spit Out the Bone"

"Now That We're Dead" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica and the fourth single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. The song was released as a single five months after the album's release, on April 18, 2017.[1] The song made its live debut at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on January 11, 2017, and was later played during The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on May 15, 2017.[2]

Music videos

The first music video of the song was released on November 16, 2016 and was directed by Herring & Herring and edited by Jeremiah Bruckart.[3] The second music video was released on May 31, 2017 and was filmed in Mexico City by Brett Murray.[4]


Chart (2016–17) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 48
Canada Rock (Billboard)[6] 23
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 69
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 28
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[9] 2
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[10] 16


In popular culture

The song is featured as the entrance theme for professional wrestler The Undertaker at WrestleMania 36.


  1. ^ "Future Releases on Rock Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on April 13, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Metallica Rock 'Now That We're Dead' on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Metallica Deliver Dark Performance for 'Now That We're Dead' Video". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "METALLICA Releases New Performance Video For 'Now That We're Dead'". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  5. ^ " – Metallica – Now That We're Dead" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  7. ^ " – Metallica – Now That We're Dead". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 201.

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