Dec 222015

Metallica have posted a small—but pretty damn cool—taste of their new studio album.

The only catch is you’ll have to sign up with to see the exclusive video and hear the new music.

Don’t worry—it takes about 15 seconds! You’ll get a verification email, blah, blah, blah…

Once you’re in, scroll down a bit to CLUBBERS ONLY EXCLUSIVES; it’s the first video, dubbed “HAPPY HOLIDAYZ FROM METALLICA.” James Hetfield (and his polydactyl cat) starts things off by sharing a few seasonal wishes from the band.

“We thought we’d give you a little bit of ear candy for the holidays,” he (Hetfield, not the cat) says, before using the cat’s foot to press the play button on the new music.

What follows is about 12 seconds of riff-heavy music and a quick blast of Hetfield’s vocals. Bear in mind, this represents first new music from Metallica since 2014’s “Lords of Summer” and 2011’s Lulu.

Their still-untitled album will be the followup to 2008’s Death Magnetic.

Head to now.

Additional Content

Metallica Release 12 Seconds of Music from Long-Awaited New Album
Source: Guitar World