Metallica’s New Song: Definitely A Lot Better Than The Album Title

Aug 11th, 2008 // 5 Comments

AP080613033903.jpgSpeaking of festivals, this weekend Metallica played the whittled-to-one-day Ozzfest, and as an addendum to their “nothing after 1991″ set the band debuted a song from the forthcoming Death Magnetic, which they’d finished mixing Saturday morning. “Cyanide” is one of the “seven-minute, eight-minute, nutty-ass songs” that incorporates “kind of hardcore, nutty super-fast speed stuff” that Lars Ulrich promised would be on Death Magnetic back when it was but a gleam in Rick Rubin’s eye. And it actually sounds kind of good, if a little overlong, with maybe one or two too many repetitions of the “Wherever I May Roam”-reminiscent bit. YouTube embed after the jump, along with just-announced tour dates.

All October/November dates with Down and The Sword :

October 21 – Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena
October 23 – Albquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
October 25 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 26 – Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
November 1 – Portland, OR Rose Quarter
November 3 – Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
November 4 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 6 – Omaha, NE Qwest Center
November 8 – Moline, IL iWireless Center
November 9 – Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 17 – St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
November 18 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center
November 20 – Houston, TX Toyota Center
November 22 – Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
November 23 – New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

All December dates with Lamb of God and The Sword:

December 1 – Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 2 – Vancouver, BC GM Place
December 4 – Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
December 7 – Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
December 12 – Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena
December 13 – Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 15 – San Diego, CA Cox Arena
December 17 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 20 – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

All January dates with Machine Head and The Sword:

January 12 – Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
January 13 – Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
January 15 – Washington, DC Verizon Center
January 17 – Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
January 18 – Boston, MA TD Banknorth Center
January 26 – Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
January 29 – Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
January 31 – Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Metallica – Cyanide [YouTube]
Ozzfest 2008: Metallica, Ozzy, Serj Tankian, Jonathan Davis Pummel Texas Stadium [RS]
[Photo: AP]

  1. LeighBlack

    Those can’t be all the tour dates, can they? Des Moines and Omaha, but no Minneapolis/St. Paul?

  2. mhale0

    The only think that I could tell from that shitty video is that they’re still quite full of themselves.

  3. Silverfuture

    Will the whole tour be “nothing after 1991 with a new-song encore”? I’d see that.

  4. metalkate

    lol, he’s even saying ‘ooh’ in that picture

    anyone have a link to that cute metallica parody song that made the rounds years about (guess it was at st. anger time)?

  5. metalkate

    oh, and then i watched the youtube (halfway, got bored). didn’t slayer do that main riff years ago? is it seasons in the abyss that sounds like that? or something from that album.

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