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Watch Metallica Perform "Now That We're Dead" on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

This past Monday night (May 15), Metallica made their Late Show with Stephen Colbert live debut, performing “Now That We’re Dead.”

The track is from their latest album, the enormously successful Self-Destruct, which was released last November. The Colbert performance can be considered a pit stop on the band's WorldWired North American Tour, which kicked off May 10 in Baltimore.

In case there's something familiar about the sight of Metallica and Stephen Colbert in the same room together, it's because the band performed on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report in September 2013. We commend you on your impressive memory.

Dates for Metallica’s WorldWired tour can be found right here.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.