March 17, 2014 9:34

Metallica debut new song in Colombia – watch

As promised, the first night of the Metallica By Request tour includes brand new material

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Metallica last night (March 16) debuted a brand new track on stage at Parque Simon Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia – scroll down for fan-shot footage of the song.

Titled 'The Lords of Summer', it's the rock group's first new material 2008's 'Death Magnetic' album.

A post on the band's official Facebook page on Friday (March 14) revealed the group's plan to unveil a new track. A picture of all four members of the band, frontman James Hetfield plus Rob Trujillo, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett, was accompanied by the words: "Working out the kinks in the new song that we'll be debuting in South America in a couple days."

The rest of the set was selected by fans as part of the Metallica By Request tour. The Colombian show was the first date of a South American tour which will include dates in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru throughout March.

Earlier this year Metallica guitarist Hammett said that the band "have to" start working on their next album. When asked if the record would likely be released in 2015, Hammett said: "I'm fucking up for it, man".

After 'Death Magnetic' the band's collaboration with the late Lou Reed, 'Lulu' was released in 2011. They've also toured and played festivals extensively in the past five years, including a slot at last month's Grammy Awards, when they teamed up with classical pianist Lang Lang to perform their track 'One'.

Metallica played:

'Master Of Puppets'
'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)'
'Fuel'
'The Unforgiven'
'The Lords of Summer'
'...And Justice for All'
'Sad but True'
'Fade to Black'
'Orion'
'One'
'For Whom the Bell Tolls'
'Battery'
'Nothing Else Matters'
'Enter Sandman'
'Creeping Death'
'Ride the Lightning'
'Seek & Destroy'

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