New Metallica music: Cyanide

Our new stuff's like our old stuff - good!
Our new stuff's like our old stuff - good!

Metallica debuted a scorching new song, Cyanide, during their headlining set on Saturday night (August 9) at Ozzfest. It marked the first time that the band has performed any material in concert from the upcoming Death Magnetic.

And guess what? MusicRadar has a soundboard-quality YouTube stream of the cut just for you. Simply click this link and feast your years on this blazing six-minute bonanza.

To us, it sounds as if Metallica are truly harkening back to their old-school ways. The rhythms, the riffs - it's all there. But they're embracing the new school in a big way too: after years of battling the Internet, the band is letting fans preview new material on YouTube.

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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.