Lords of Summer

Album: Hardwired... To Self-Destruct (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Metallica debuted this epic, eight-minute number during their 2014 tour kick off in Bogota, Colombia on March 16 2014. It was the band's first original music since 2012's Beyond Magnetic EP, which were themselves outtakes from their 2008 album Death Magnetic.
  • Metallica's Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone the song is, "fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It's one of those things that's like, 'Here, we're writing and we're creating.'"
  • Lars Ulrich told Metal Hammer the song was written about the band's 2014 tour. He said: "It's about being outdoors and festivals and here we are again."
  • The song's music clip was directed by Metallica's very own videographer Brett Murray.

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