Metallica Kory Grow of Rolling Stone reports:

“We promised our fans we’d play a new song and we’ve been writing and creating away and we’re going to throw something at them on Sunday,” Metallica’s Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone last week. “We have something lined up that is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It’s one of those things that’s like, ‘Here, we’re writing and we’re creating.'”

They debuted the new song — the epic, eight-minute The Lords of Summer — at their concert in Bogotá, Colombia on March 16th. It’s the band’s first original music since 2012’s Beyond Magnetic EP, and those tracks were outtakes from the band’s 2008 LP Death Magnetic. Metallica are on the first part of their Metallica by Request tour.

Listen to The Lords of Summer below.

Read more at Rolling Stone.


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  • scott gul on

    Actually pretty retro decent. Shame James guitar sound is terrible…did he forget what metal crunchy distortion sounds like. Im sure it will be weak and unrecognizable when they record it due to their now historic poor mixing the last decade.

  • jw on

    Just more crap!!! Cliff was heart and soul of Metallica. Haven’t been same since

  • Rick on

    A shoddy video shot from a smart phone wouldn’t accurately depict how the overall sound of the tune truly sounded versus being at the live show. I like the song.

  • John G on

    Rockin’ the Skullet – the first rocker I know to do that was Thijs Van Leer of Focus. Can’t believe all the fans with their smartphones. Ridiculous.

  • sar305 on

    A very nasty riff and drum exchange…that’s a good thing. Otherwise, sounds like James is singing to a different song. Not good.

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