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Watch: Metallica debuts new song “The Lords of Summer”

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    Last night, Metallica returned to the stage for their first concert of 2014 and promptly offered fans a preview of their first new song in a half decade. The band marked their concert in Bogota, Colombia with the live debut of “The Lords of Summer”, the first piece of new material since 2008’s Death Magnetic. Watch a fan-shot video below.

    The rest of the evening’s setlist was comprised of songs selected by ticket holders. Aptly dubbed the Metallica by Request tour, each night fans will choose 17 tracks from a pool of over 140. See the rest of their upcoming tour dates below.

    As for the status of the new album, Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone last month that the band hasn’t “really stated” the recording process, but does have quite a bit of material already written. “We’ve jammed on certain bits and pieces of music and figured out this piece of music works, this works, this doesn’t,” Hammett says. “But we’re still going through that process. James [Hetfield] has 800 pieces of music. I have 400 pieces of music. Once we figure out what pieces of music are actually gonna work for us, then we’re going to start turning those pieces of music into songs and seeing where that leads us.”

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    Update: Check out a 10-camera fan mix of the song (via Blabbermouth).

    Setlist:
    Blackened
    Master of Puppets
    Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    Fuel
    The Unforgiven
    The Lords of Summer
    …And Justice for All
    Sad but True
    Fade to Black
    Orion
    One
    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Battery
    Nothing Else Matters
    Enter Sandman

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    Encore:
    Creeping Death
    Ride the Lightning
    Seek & Destroy

    Metallica 2014 Tour Dates:
    03/18 – Quito, EC @ Parque Bicentenario
    03/20 – Lima, PE @ Estadio Nacional
    03/22 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Estadio do Murumbi
    03/24 – Asuncion, PY @ Jockey Club
    03/27 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Monumental
    03/29 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
    03/30 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
    05/28 – Helsinki, FI @ Sonisphere
    05/30 – Stockholm, SE @ STHLM Fields
    06/01 – Oslo, NO @ Sonisphere
    06/03 – Horsens, DK @ Jailhouse Rock
    06/04 – Hamburg, DE @ Sonisphere
    06/06 – Numberg, DE @ Rock Im Park
    06/08 – Nurburging, DE @ Rock Am Ring
    06/09 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
    07/01 – Rome, IT @ Rock in Roma 
    07/03 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/04 – Basel, CH @ Sonisphere
    07/06 – Stevenage, UK @ Sonisphere
    07/08 – Prague, CZ @ Aerodome Festival
    07/09 – Vienna, AT @ Krieau Rocks
    07/11 – Warsaw, PL @ Sonisphere
    07/13 – Istanbul, TR @ ITU Stadium
    08/09-10 Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

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