Contact Us

Metallica Release Previously Unheard Song ‘Hate Train’

Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica are offering up what can be considered a sonic Christmas gift for fans. A studio version of the previously unheard song ‘Hate Train’ from the ‘Death Magnetic’ sessions has popped up online, at the same time the band played it at the first of their recent 30th anniversary shows.

Fans that aren’t able to make the celebratory shows get to enjoy the song, thanks to the wonders of the web. Wanna know what you will find when you hop on this ‘Hate Train?’ Well, we’ll tell you.

The song is seven minutes in length and it cycles through several tempo shifts, which we’re guessing isn’t big news to any of  you. It also boasts a minute-long instrumental opening with lots of riffing and militaristic drumming. It’s more rock than thrash and it has a similar melodic pattern to ‘Fuel,’ for the most part. There’s a melodic mid-section, and overall, it’s what you’d expect from ‘Tallica in 2008, which is when ‘Death Magnetic’ was done.

James Hetfield sings, “Cursed to drown in sorrow / You took away tomorrow / Still I stand,” to give you an idea of the song’s anthemic lyrical content. We’re guessing that the consensus regarding the song will be split down the middle, with half the band’s fans wishing this song had made ‘Death Magnetic’ while the other half will dislike it and think it should have stayed buried.

Hey, at least it’s more Metallica-like than anything on ‘Lulu,’ right?

Listen to Metallica’s ‘Hate Train’

Best of KSEN AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSEN AM 1150 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Never Miss the Latest News from KSEN AM 1150.