Metallica premiere single The Day That Never Comes

They're busy
They're busy

Metallica have posted a stream of the song The Day That Never Comes from their upcoming album, Death Magnetic.

The 7:56-minute cut - which we must say sounds quite ballsy - is also streaming on Metallica's MySpace page (shouldn't it be called a 'TheirSpace' page?) and is available for purchase on iTunes. A video for the track was filmed in the desert outside LA with director Thomas Vinterberg.

In other news, Metallica will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals this coming weekend (Leeds on Friday 22 Aug and Reading on Sunday 24 Aug).

Two budget shows on the way

And if that weren't enough, the band has announced it will play super-cheap shows in London and Berlin to launch Death Magnetic. On September 12 they will perform at the new 17,000-capacity O2 World arena in Berlin, with tickets going for just 10 Euros, and on September 15 they play London's O2 Arena with tickets priced at five pounds. Proceeds from both shows go to local charities.

A statement from the band explained the reasons for the cheap ticket prices: "Because this is a celebration, tickets prices will be, shall we say, 'retro?'"

Metallica also stated that tickets, which are limited to two per order, are available to fans registered on the Mission: Metallica and Metclub websites. Good luck!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.