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Metallica Release New Song, "Lords of Summer," on iTunes

Metallica have officially released their new song — "Lords of Summer" — via iTunes. (opens in new tab)

The new track, which is technically titled "Lords Of Summer (First Pass Version)," is just over eight minutes long. According to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, the song is “fairly representative” of the new material being written for the upcoming album.

It should be noted that "Lords of Summer" might not even be on the new album.

The band debuted the song in March at a show in Bogota, Colombia. You can check out a video of that performance below.

You also can buy the track — for $1.29 US — right HERE. (opens in new tab)

Don't forget that Metallica's Kirk Hammett graces the cover of the all-new August 2014 issue of Guitar World, which is available now! (opens in new tab)

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.