METALLICA Release Demo for “Lords of Summer”

Metallica - The Lords of Summer

The Lords of Summer, a brand new Metallica song which was premiered this past Sunday in Bogota, Colombia is now available for streaming as a garage demo version. Hear it below.

Commented on the band’s current songwriting, drummer Lars Ulrich had to say following: “It 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.

The band previously said that this is not the final version of the song.

Ulrich explains: “We did the same thing when we went out and played a bunch of dates in 2006. We were writing and played two different new songs over the course of that summer, and none of them made the record. One was called ‘New Song 1′ – going out on a creative limb, here – and the other was called ‘New Song 2.’ That’s how deep we went. There was a couple of pieces in ‘New Song 1,’ some of the middle bit ended up in ‘All Nightmare Long,’ and the intro bit ended up in ‘The End Of The Line.’ That’s how we work; stuff just gets changed around, moved over and this goes over there and the rest of that gets sacked and that ends up in the intro in song five. [Laughs]

“So who knows what’s going to happen with this stuff. But we are off and running and have been creating away in the studio and now we’re going to go out and play and sweat and share and we’ve got some new music that we want to throw everybody’s way. And maybe by the time we get to Europe, there will be a different song or different thing or different arrangement. Who knows? We’ll sort of take it one step at a time.”

Metallica in studio 2014

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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