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)
Released March 19, 2014
Format Vinyl, digital download
Genre Thrash metal
Length 8:21
Label Blackened
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Greg Fidelman
Metallica singles chronology
"The View"
(2011)
"Lords of Summer"
(2014)
"Hardwired"
(2016)

"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]

Track listing[edit]

Garage demo version
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Lords of Summer" (garage demo version)James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo[4]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[edit]

Re-recording[edit]

"Lords of Summer"
Song by Metallica
from the album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Released November 17, 2016
Genre
Length 7:10
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metallica Share Studio Recording of 'Lords of Summer'".
  2. ^ "METALLICA To Drop "Lords Of Summer" Vinyl On Black Friday - Metal Injection". 26 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Metallica - Lords Of Summer".
  4. ^ "Lords of Summer - Metallica".