An eight-minute clip featuring footage filmed at METALLICA's San Rafael, California headquarters during the writing and recording of "Lima", the song that later became "Confusion" on the band's "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" album can be seen below.
The official video for "Confusion", in which one soldier's civilian life blurs into a battlefield, was directed by Claire Marie Vogel, who cuts back and forth between a woman fighting in a war zone and working in a mundane office.
"Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" 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."