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


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.”

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

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

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