The Day That Never Comes ist die vierzigste Single von Metallica und die erste aus dem 2008 erschienenen Album Death Magnetic. The Day That Never Comes wurde für das Radio und als Download am 21. August 2008 veröffentlicht.

Veröffentlichung:21. August 2008
Label:Warner Bros.
Genre:Heavy Metal
Produzent:Rick Rubin und Metallica
LineUp:James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo
Beste Chart Position:USA 31 United Kingdom 19 Germany Schweiz 32 Austria 25


1. The Day That Never Comes 7:56
2. No Remorse (Live) 5:33

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ANEKDOTEN ZU The Day That Never Comes

Am 4. August 2008 hat Lars Ulrich in einem MTV Interview erklärt, dass der Text des Songs die Themen Vergebung und Verbitterung behandelt und von dem typischen Vater-Sohn Verhältnis inspiriert wurde. Der Inhalt des Musik-Videos ist hingegen ein ganz anderer und folgt einer anderen Interpretation: Ähnlich wie im Video zu One wird en Kriegssetting gezeigt.

Frontman James Hetfield dazu: "That's the beauty, I think, of writing vague but powerful lyrics – that someone like a movie director can interpret it in his own way and obviously, someone creative is able to take the metaphors and apply them to whatever he needs in his own life," the frontman explained. "The main [theme of the video] is the human element of forgiveness and someone doing you wrong, you feeling resentment and you being able to see through that in the next situation that might be similar and not take your rage or resentment out on the next person and basically keep spreading the disease of that through life...The one thing that I wasn't keen on here was Metallica plugging into a modern war or a current event [that] might be construed as some sort of political statement on our part... There are so many celebrities that soapbox their opinions, and people believe it's more valid because they're popular. For us, people are people – you should all have your own opinion. We are hopefully putting the human element in what is an unfortunate part of life. There are people over there dealing with situations like this, and we're showing the human part of being there."

Metallica 2008
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The Day That Never Comes CREDITS

James Hetfield - Guitar, Vocals
Lars Ulrich - Drums
Kirk Hammett - Guitar
Robert Trujillo - Bass

Producer: Rick Rubin
Engineer: Greg Fidelman
Assistant Engineer: Mike Gillies
Mixed by Greg Fidelman & Andrew Scheps
Recorded at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA, Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA and HQ in San Rafael, CA from April 2007 to May 2008.
Mixed at Sunset Sound Factory in Los Angeles, CA and Punker Pad West in Van Nuys, CA

Recorded live on July 13, 2003 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL
Recorded & Mixed by Mike Gillies

Design & Layout: Frank Maddocks (Cover) & Donny Phillips (Package)
Photography: David Turner

All songs © Creeping Death Music (ASCAP)
© 2008 Metallica

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