A music video for Metallica's new song called "The Day That Never Comes" has just been released. The song, which is made to tackle the subject of forgiveness and resentment, is the first single from the heavy metal rock band's forthcoming studio album entitled "Death Magnetic", which is scheduled to come out for purchase on September 12.
The video is shot in a dessert just outside Los Angeles, California in late July and directed by Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. It shows U.S. army traveling through the dusty desert with a huge blast which causes a bloody fight. However, the video is not merely about army battle. At some points, the scene is cut with shots of the band performing the song in the same landscape.
According to the band's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and dummer Lars Ulrich, the concept of the video deals with humanity and the relationships between human beings. In line with their statement, the band's vocalist James Hetfield says, "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."
Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes":