It could be a very loud summer.
The "Metallica by Request" tour recently stopped in Bogata, Colombia, where the heavy metal masters debuted a new song, "Lords Of Summer." Video of the new track surfaced, and the band followed that up with a "Garage Days"-style studio recording. (Think "Helpless" off "The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited" and you're in the right sonic neighborhood.)
If you're of a certain age, or if you merely appreciate the way the band the brought the goods on "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets" in the 1980s, then you're going to appreciate this 8-minute, 20-second celebration of all things thrash metal.
ESPN will be featuring the song all summer and you can sample or purchase it on iTunes.
Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that the song is "fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now."