Metallica started their "Metallica By Request" tour on March 16th, in Bogota, Columbia. They had promised the fans some new material and they kept to their word with an epic eight-minute track.
'The Lords of Summer' is the first original music to be released by the band since 2012's Beyond Magnetic EP, and it can be watched below.
The set list of the 'By Request' tour is taken from the highest number of votes that fans cast from the 140-strong back catalogue, and the band always said that there would be one track that they would choose, and it would be a new one.
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Watch 'The Lords of Summer' here:
It is possible that the song may grow and evolve as the tour moves on, so it may be different once it ends up on an album. Metallica are currently working on the next studio album in between touring and other projects.
The Metallica By Request tour covers South America, Europe and Canada, and the band will headline Sonisphere on July 6th.
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