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Metallica To Premiere New Single This Thursday

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Metallica has announced that their new single, "The Day That Never Comes" will be aired for the first time this thursday on BBC Radio 1 during the Zane Lowe show. The show airs from 7-9pm (.K. time) and you can check out more details here.

In other news, Metallica has posted a second audio snippet from their new album, "Death Magnetic" online. You can check it out by clicking here.

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ElHefe's avatar

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1. ElHefe writes:

The two riffs on the webpage from yesterday/today and the 8/18 mission footage sound pretty slick. First "thrashy" sounds I've heard since AJFA from them. If you havent heard it, youTube the 8/18 footage.

Hopefully it can stand up to the new Testament album, which IMO was better than "United Abominations" or the last couple Exodus albums. All in all, I don't think I will be any more disapointed than I was from anything Black album ->; forward.

I'm not on the "I hate Metallica more than anything and will bash every chance I get" or on the "I love Metallica so much I'll defend them no matter what" wagon - but the first 3 Metallica albums when I was growing up really helped define my music tastes. I think they kill live, I think the first 3 albums held up better than anything from era (Reign in Blood also still kills today) as well. Here's trusting they have some more thrash left in the tank. If not, it's not the end of the world.

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Public_Execution writes:

Definatly curious to hear this song, will probably make or break my decision to go see them live in October.

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Fuck_A_Name writes:

This will be the make or break for everyone I think actually. so much hype has been built around this album, what with studio footage and these 15 second song samples all over the place, so it will be refreshing to actually hear something substantial. We can finally know if the album is gonna suck-ass or kick-ass ( or be "meh"-ass lol)

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# Aug 19, 2008 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
wilco's avatar

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4. wilco writes:

that right
man metallica mades us for what we are now
and they created together with slayer the metal scene
they pick up where saxon and ironmaiden stoped
so we need to stop bashing them
and i am looking forward to get the new album

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I personally think "Death Magnetic" will be good. But good is it. However because it'll be better than everything Metallica's done in seventeen years, it will become overrated. That said, I can't wait for it and I'm sure I'll be one of the people overrating it lol!

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

I've been trying to keep my expectations low but every little bit the band release has been fairly promising (other than "The New Song" that the band played live a couple years back and has since scrapped--thank god.)

I won't be surprised if this album finds a way to bomb (I'm most concerend about Hetfields vox and lyrics at this juncture) but it shouldn't be the spectacular ship sinking that "St. Anger" was.

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# Aug 19, 2008 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metal2death writes:

^ i guess u didnt hear the snippet at the bottom of this page, its the same riff from the first "new song" so it is the same material. and to post 1, i thought the formation of damnation was a quality cd, one of the best releases in metal for a while...

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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I'm rapt with anticipation over this new metallica. I've been dissappointed by them, quite a few times, and this is likely to follow suit. But my standing with Metallica, regardless of my feelings on them, is that they still might have potential to release that next great metal album. Even though they haven't done that in 17 years, it could still happen again. It's like when you find an old firecracker in a dresser drawer and when you light it, it could fizzle or explode right away in your hand.

...sigh...maybe I'm just dreaming...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ElHefe writes:

To Post 7: I agree, Formation was a killer album.

To Post 3: I agree with that in principal. It might be the make or break for believing they have something left in the tank for new material - but as long as they continue to work the first 4 albums into setlists as often as they have when i've seen them, I'll keep paying the money to watch.

To Post 5: Your probably correct.

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. old skool thrash writes:

i was just thinking, wheres the usual metallica bashers?? :S i've not seen them post on here in a while, usually when theres metallica news they are quick to come on! :P they are just posers because its uncool to like metallica

Must say, im liking what im hearing at the moment!!

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. O-Matron writes:

third snippet is now available, still good so far. fairly thrashy (comparitively speaking), hope the rest of the album is not a re-re-load/st anger hybrid!

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RIFF-MASTER writes:

Enough about Metallica for 1 second....
Has anyone here seen Overkill,Toxic Holocaust, or Warbringer live?...
I'm going to see them live in a few weeks and I want to know if they're any good

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 2:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. old skool thrash writes:

whatttttttttttttt?? if u love thrash u shoudlnt be asking whether Overkill are any good god damnit, the other 2 are nothing special lol

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 4:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. rockeron--croatia writes:

well i am metallica fan but judge on samples and cyanide song this new album will
probably be half commercial crap and other half something like old style but simple
watered down riffing...but hey maybe mettalica suprise me wehn album is released.

testament new album rules...overkill ...exodus are also top band in this sort of music....

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 4:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ElHefe's avatar

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15. ElHefe writes:

To post 12, seen all 3 live, all 3 kill. I really enjoy Toxic Holocaust.

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. I an The Necroshine! writes:

to post 12, sweeing them in October! some band i've never heard of is replacing Toxic Holocaust by then but Overkill are gods and Warbringer rulez!

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. O-matron writes:

I saw warbringer last feb and they were great. I never got a chance to see overkill live, but I have heard live albums and seen dvd's, they sound good preety good live from what I can tell.

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SHREDDER13 writes:

To #13....I've heard of Overkill but not enough of their music. I'm into aggressive thrash bands like Slayer,Sepultura,Kreator,Destruction,Exhorder, etc. I'm not a huge fan of Thrash bands with glam-like vocals.

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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