May 24, 2018 / 11:24 PM

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Merry Chrismas: New Music From Metallica, Will Butler, Speedy Ortiz and How To Dress Well

 

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As a gift to fans, a number of artist are releasing new music for the Holidays and beyond including Metallica, How To Dress Well, Arcade Fire's Will Butler and Speedy Ortiz.

Metallica is giving fans a very tiny sneak peak at the band's new album with a 12-second preview filled with riff heavy guitars and some James Hetfield vocals. It's a small sample but this is the first piece of music from the band since the 2014 single "Lords of Summer" and 2011's Lulu, according to Guitar World.

Unfortunately, you have to be a fan club member to view the video, but head over to the band's website and hand over a email address and within seconds your watching Hetfield hold a cat and wishing you a happy holiday.

If you don't already follow the @Seinfeld2000 parody Twitter account, there's a new fantastic reason to. The account reimagines new scenarios for the hit sitcom as if it was still on the air and the characters were still getting into trouble with all of our new fangled technology. The account recently paired up with electronic singer-songwriter How To Dress Well for a brilliant parody song titled "The Speed Dial."

Using some slick beats and samples from the likes of Notorious B.I.G., he interweaves the story of how Jerry wound up too high on the speed dial of two women at the same time. Listen to the illustrious, ambient song below.

The Arcade Fire member and solo artist Will Butler dropped a new Christmas song, "City on a Hill," for his fans. It's not the most jolly of tunes featuring just a roomy, piano and his voice singing about loneliness during this time of year. Fans might not want to add it to their family holiday playlist, but give it a listen below.

The non-joyous Christmas tunes continue with Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis crafting a self described "depressing xmas song" called "Krampus (In Love)." As Consequence of Sound notes, Dupuis is spouting some pretty downer lyrics including, "'Cuz all I want is solitude/ Gift me reprise from you and you." Listen to the screechy, sad tune below.

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