17 March 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Metallica unveiled a new song, “The Lords of Summer,”  on tour in Bogata, Colombia Sunday night and it’s a lightweight ditty about sand between your toes and gentle beach breezes… Not…. The 8-minute epic is a hard-hitting, sludgy slab of metal, with James Hatfield singing about “eternal fire rings” and how he’ll “take the chill of winter so the lords of summer can return.”  There’s not really a chorus there, but it mainly meanders from speeded-up riffs,  Lars Ulrich’s drum bashing, an interesting  Kirk Hammett guitar solo about 2/3rd in, some Ramones-like chanting, and lyrics about darkness.  Man, those lords of summer are some dark dudes. “Lords of Summer” is the first new Metallica music since 2012’s “Beyond Magnetic.” Ulrich told Rolling Stone that the song is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now.” It’s the lone new song on the “Metallica By Request” tour, »

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