Metallica to debut new song this weekend in South America

Metallica will debut a brand new song at its first “Metallica By Request” show this weekend in South America. The band posted the above photo along with a message on their Facebook page Thursday, “Working out the kinks in the new song that we’ll be debuting in South America in a couple days.”

They also wrote a message to fans on their website who plan to attend any of the South American shows this month.

“We are currently hunkered down at HQ writing a new song and putting the finishing touches on the first ‘By Request’ tour that kicks off in Bogota, Colombia on this Sunday, March 16,” the band writes. “A huge thanks to all of you who voted to choose the set lists for each of the eight shows in South America this month. The polls may be closed for voting on the South American shows, however, we’re not done yet!! If you’re heading to any of those upcoming shows, keep your eyes peeled at the venue for info about how you can make one more choice… during the show!!”

“We are currently hunkered down at HQ writing a new song and putting the finishing touches on the first ‘By Request’ tour that kicks off in Bogota, Colombia on this Sunday, March 16.”

Fans who purchase tickets to any of the “Metallica By Request” shows will receive a code to allow them to pick 17 of the band’s nearly 140 songs that they want to hear live. Metallica will also pick a new song to perform to round out the 18 song set list.

Metallica has announced that they will perform their only North American show this summer at Heavy Montreal which also features also features Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Exodus and Apocalyptica at Parc Jean-Drapeau August 9-10. The Heavy Montreal show will be a “Metallica By Request” concert.

The last new music Metallica fans have heard was 2011 collaboration album with Lou Reed, Lulu. The band’s last solo studio album was in 2008 with Death Magnetic.

The top 17 voted songs for Sunday’s premiere of “Metallica By Request” at Bogota, Colombia are below, although no necessarily in set list order.

  1. Master Of Puppets
  2. One
  3. Enter Sandman
  4. Fade To Black
  5. Seek And Destroy
  6. Nothing Else Matters
  7. The Unforgiven
  8. Battery
  9. For Whom The Bell Tolls
  10. Sad But True
  11. Blackened
  12. Creeping Death
  13. …And Justice For All
  14. Orion
  15. Fuel
  16. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  17. Ride The Lightening

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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