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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett released the first single from the upcoming EP

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has released a new song titled “High Plains Drifter” taken from the upcoming EP “Portals”.

Kirk Hammett states:

“The music for “High Plains Drifter” initially came from a Flamenco piece I had written. It was a two-and-a-half-minute piece, and I really liked it, but it was one of those riffs that would be hard to integrate into Metallica.”

He adds:

“I knew I wanted to do something with it, even though it came out spontaneously. I had been sitting outside messing around with a Flamenco acoustic guitar I’d just bought, and it flowed out in the moment. I was determined it would have a life. It would have its moment.”