Metallica "Just a Bullet Away" / "Hate Train"

Metallica 'Just a Bullet Away' / 'Hate Train'
Perhaps as an apology to fans and the rest of the world for Lulu, heavy metal greats Metallica have released a couple of previously unheard tracks from their Death Magnetic era.

Released in 2008, Death Magnetic was hailed as a return to the group's thrash metal roots and now fans can check out "Just a Bullet Away" and "Hate Train," which didn't make it on to the record. The band released a statement about "Just a Bullet Away," saying: "We're pretty excited to be bringing these songs back to life nearly four years after they were recorded. Once again, this is the unpolished version of the song... the original rough mix from March of 2008 in its rawest, untouched form."

You can listen to both songs below.

According to NME, both tracks will be featured on an upcoming EP, Beyond Magnetic. Also, check out some video footage of the band reuniting with bassist Jason Newsted as part of Metallica's 30th anniversary celebrations in San Francisco.

"Just a Bullet Away":

"Hate Train":

"Seek and Destroy" (live):

"Harvester of Sorrow" (live):