|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|
|Metallica singles chronology|
"My Apocalypse" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica, and the second single from their 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) on the Death Magnetic website Mission: Metallica. The song was later released as a digital single in the iTunes Store.
The band first performed this song in Birmingham, UK, on March 25, 2009, during their World Magnetic Tour. "'My Apocalypse' was a cool song," remarked bassist Robert Trujillo. "It was fast; it had the thrash element of the past." The name of its parent album is derived from its lyric, "Death magnetic, pulling closer still."
At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the single won the "Best Metal Performance" category.
More 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."
At 5 minutes and 1 second long, "My Apocalypse" is the shortest song on Death Magnetic.
|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|