noah | August 21, 2008 10:45 am

Following the posting of some computer-crippling, videogame-memory-triggering snippets from its new album, Death Magnetic, Metallica will premiere its new single, “The Day That Never Comes,” on its Web site at 2 p.m. ET today. Also, the band is going to have some “retro” shows in the UK and Germany for fan club members, and ticket prices will be £5 and 10€, respectively. What, they couldn’t make the UK show £5.98 and make the fans even more nostalgic? [Blabbermouth / NME]