Always ones to pull a surprise out of the bag, Metallica have announced they're set to release an eight-minute song today called 'Lords Of Summer - First Pass Version'.
Yep, ahead of their 'By Request' headline at Sonisphere in a few weeks' time, Metallica have announced they're releasing a new song today via their Blackened Recordings label.
'Lords Of Summer - First Pass Version' is an eight-minute, 20 seconds riff fest that we're told "recalls the group's thrasier eighties offerings, with a fiery solo from lead guitarist Kirk Hammet." Speaking of the song to Rolling Stone, Lars Ulrich said it's "fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now.”
We'll have the track up here as soon as we know more.