Metallica and Lou Reed post clip of new single ‘The View’ online – audio

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Metallica and Lou Reed have posted a clip of the first single from their forthcoming collaboration album ‘Lulu’ online.

The track ‘The View’ is set to be released as a download on September 27. Scroll down and click below to listen to the song.

The album, which is based around German playwright Frank Wedekind‘s 1913 play about the life of an abused dancer, is due for release on October 31, with the North American release following a day later on November 1.

A number of the tracks are also set to be extremely lengthy, with ‘Cheat On Me’ and ‘Dragon’ both over 11 minutes long, ‘Frustration’ and ‘Little Dog’ over eight minutes long and final track ‘Junior Dad’ a colossal 19 minutes and 28 seconds in all.

Metallica are currently without a record label after completing their commitments to Elektra with recent album ‘Death Magnetic’.