Lords of Summer

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"Lords of Summer"
Lords of summer cover.jpg
Single by Metallica
from the album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
B-side "Lords of Summer" (Live)
ReleasedMarch 19, 2014
Format Vinyl, digital download
Genre Thrash metal
Length8:21
Label Blackened
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Greg Fidelman
Metallica singles chronology
"The View"
(2011)
"Lords of Summer"
(2014)
"Hardwired"
(2016)

"Lords of Summer" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica. The song was released in 2014 as a digital single [1] and a limited edition Black Friday vinyl single containing the studio version and a live version of the song, limited to 4,000 copies. [2] In 2016, a re-recorded version was included on the deluxe edition of Metallica's tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct , clocking in at over a minute shorter in length than the demo and first pass version. [3] The official remix by The Glitch Mob was released on May 13, 2015 on YouTube. [4]

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Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

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Contents

Track listing

Garage demo version
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Lords of Summer" (garage demo version) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo [5] 8:20
Re-recorded album version
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Lords of Summer" (re-recorded album version)Hetfield, Ulrich, Trujillo7:10
First pass version
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Lords of Summer" (first pass version)Hetfield, Ulrich, Trujillo8:21
Black Friday exclusive vinyl single
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Lords of Summer" (first pass version)Hetfield, Ulrich, Trujillo8:21
2."Lords of Summer" (live version) (Recorded July 1st, 2014 at Rock in Rome Sonisphere, Rome, Italy)Hetfield, Ulrich, Trujillo8:48

Personnel

James Hetfield American musician, songwriter and record producer

James Alan Hetfield is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.

Kirk Hammett American musician

Kirk Lee Hammett is an American musician who has been lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.

Robert Trujillo American bassist known for his role as the current bassist of Metallica

Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Perez de la Santa Concepción Trujillo Veracruz Bautista better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician and songwriter. He has been the bassist of the American heavy metal band Metallica since 2003. He was also a member of crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves, heavy metal band Black Label Society, and has worked with Jerry Cantrell and Ozzy Osbourne.

Re-recording

"Lords of Summer"
Song by Metallica
from the album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
ReleasedNovember 17, 2016
Genre
Length7:10
Label Blackened
Songwriter(s) James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Robert Trujillo
Producer(s) Greg Fidelman
James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich

A new re-recorded version of the song was released 2 years later for the deluxe editions of Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. It is a minute shorter in length and has improved production over the original single. On November 17, 2016 the band released the official music video on their website and YouTube page along with music videos for the 12 tracks of the standard edition on the 16th and 17th of November.

<i>Hardwired... to Self-Destruct</i> 2016 studio album by Metallica

Hardwired... to Self-Destruct is the tenth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released as a double album on November 18, 2016 by their vanity label Blackened Recordings. It is their first studio album in eight years following Death Magnetic (2008), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in the band's career. It is also their first studio album released through Blackened. Hardwired... to Self-Destruct was produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic.

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