Experience Metallica's New 'Lords of Summer' Thrasher Two Ways

Band drops "Garage Demo" of basher after road-testing in Colombia

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Philip Sherburne WRITTEN BY
Philip Sherburne

If fans knew what to expect from Metallica's South American tour opener in Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday night, that's because they had already voted on the setlist. But the band snuck in one big surprise: A brand new song, "The Lords of Summer." Now, Blabbermouth.net turns up a fan-sourced clip of the track that blows all those earlier Vines away.

Put together by Milanica Channel, the video incorporates crowd-sourced footage from 10 different cameras. It's still pretty fuzzy at times, and it won't be winning any Oscars for cinematography, but as a means of hearing a relatively clean version of the first new material since 2011's Beyond Magnetic EP, it more than does the trick. Who cares if the audio's a little broken, beat, and scarred?

UPDATE: Metallica has shared the "Garage Demo Version" of the song. Watch, then read more below.

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See the Metallica Survey for the band's upcoming tour dates in South America and Europe and to check out the current votes for each concert's set list. Spoiler alert: In precinct after precinct, "Master of Puppets" wins by a landslide.

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