My Apocalypse

My Apocalypse

This article is about the Metallica single. For the 2008 film, see My Apocalypse (film).
Not to be confused with the song My Apocalypse by Arch Enemy.
"My Apocalypse"
Death Magnetic
Released August 26, 2008
Format Digital single
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
Genre Thrash metal
Length 05:01
Label Warner Bros., Mercury
Writer(s) James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich
Producer Rick Rubin
Metallica singles chronology

"The Day That Never Comes"
"My Apocalypse"

"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.[1] This was followed by its availability for purchase as a digital single in the iTunes Store.[2] At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the single won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category.[3][4] The name of the album is derived from lyrics in the song. 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."[5]

Track listing

Digital single
No. Title Length
1. "My Apocalypse"   5:01


Chart (2008)[6] Peak
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