Metallica's New Song Is an Eight-Minute Bone-Crusher Called “The Lords of Summer”

Metallica has a new song. The Bay Area metal titans debuted a work tentatively titled “The Lords of Summer” at a show in Bogotá, Columbia, last night, after warning Rolling Stone of its impending arrival. It certainly sounds like Metallica: The new, unfinished work is a long, lumbering, bone-crushing metal epic, with a chorus refrain that goes something like, “the lords of summer have returned.” Ulrich warned RS that this is by no means a complete work and may undergo extensive revisions as the bands performs it on tour. But nonetheless, it is a new Metallica song. In between tour dates, the group is working on a follow-up to its last full-length, 2008's brutal Death Magnetic. Like that album, this seems a return to the group's pre-1991, metal-epic form. Hear the new song below:


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