Metallica performed another new song (watch video here
; a low-quality MP3 file can be downloaded at this location
) -- tentatively dubbed "The Other New Song
" -- during their headlining appearance Saturday night (August 12) at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan. According to one Blabbermouth.net
visitor who attended the concert, the song is "totally different from 'New Song No.1'. It's about three minutes long and very fast and seems to be based around two searing [Kirk] Hammett solos. It was a very rough performance, especially from Lars [Ulrich] but definitely shows promise.
As was the case with all the concerts on the band's recent European tour, Metallica played their entire 1986 album, "Master Of Puppets
", during the Tokyo show, including rarely performed tracks such as "Orion" and "Disposable Heroes".
's setlist -- August 12, 2006 at Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan:
Wherever I May Roam
The God That Failed
Fade To Black
Master of Puppets
The Thing That Should Not Be
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Sad But True
Nothing Else Matters
18. The Other New Song
Seek and Destroy
Metallica is currently writing material for its ninth studio effort, which is tentatively expected in the summer or early fall of 2007. "I think we've realized that the creative process works a little slower for us than it used to, and we're OK with that,
" Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich
recently told BBC Radio 1. "It's not a bad thing, unless, of course, you're waiting for a record.