New Metallica – “Cyanide” (Live At Ozzfest)

After the misfires at trying to harness some positive internet attention (by trying to manipulate the flow of internet attention), it seems this time Metallica is ready to go BIG with their web friendliness: courtesy of metallica.com (if that screen cap is indication), here’s your first listen of the new Metallica. As they’ve been suggesting live and otherwise, they’re trying to bring it back to the classic era. This performance of new song “Cyanide,” from Dallas’s Ozzfest, bears it out (at the six minute mark, anyway).

Death, sure. But Magnetic? Judge not lest ye be judged yourself.

Actually, no. No it’s not, at least on one YouTube listen. But it’s better than their more recent Loads of crap. You’ll have to wait until Friday 9/12 to hear it via the studio (or whenever it leaks), but here’s where you can get it live:

10/21 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing Arena
10/23 – Albquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
10/25 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/26 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/01 – Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter
11/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
11/04 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11/06 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
11/08 – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
11/09 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
11/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
11/18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
11/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/22 – Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena
11/23 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
12/01 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
12/02 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
12/04 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
12/07 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
12/12 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Bank Arena
12/13 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/15 – San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
12/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/20 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
01/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
01/13 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
01/15 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
01/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
01/18 – Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Center
01/26 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
01/29 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
01/31 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center