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|"The Judas Kiss"|
|Promotional single by Metallica|
|from the album Death Magnetic|
|Released||September 8, 2008|
|Recorded||March 12, 2007–May 11, 2008 at Sound City in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California; Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California and HQ in San Rafael, California|
"The Judas Kiss" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica, the fourth single taken from their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic .
On September 8, 2008, it was made available for streaming on the band's official website, as well as a download (for Platinum Members only) from the Death Magnetic website Mission: Metallica. It has since been made available for purchase as a digital single in the iTunes Store. Part of the beginning to "The Judas Kiss" was also featured in an online video on the official website and Mission: Metallica revealing the album's title. The first live performance of the song was at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, UK on 25 February 2009 as part of their opening gig in the European leg of their World Magnetic Tour.
The song's title refers to The Bible, where Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus by kissing him.
|scope="row"||Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||71|
|scope="row"||Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||20|
|US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||12|