Metallica "Lords of Summer" (Garage Demo Version)

Metallica 'Lords of Summer' (Garage Demo Version)
Since the fan recordings of Metallica's new song "Lords of Summer," premiered at a Colombian gig last weekend, have left a lot to be desired in terms of sound quality, the California metal vets have stepped in to deliver a tidier demo version of the track for us to chew on.

As we had previously heard, the epic, eight-minute-plus song runs the gamut from trilled-out, classic-style thrash riffs and speedy beats to moshier elements, all fit with the grizzled croon of guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield. Though the recording isn't exactly polished, consider this a major step upwards in terms of sound until the band formally put the tune onto an LP.

You can check out Hetfield and co. saluting the "Lords of Summer" in the video down below, which also treats you to some behind-the-scenes photos of the band.