The Judas Kiss (song)

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"The Judas Kiss"
Metallica - The Judas Kiss cover.jpg
Promotional single by Metallica
from the album Death Magnetic
Released September 8, 2008
Format Digital single
Recorded March 12, 2007–May 11, 2008 at Sound City in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California; Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California and HQ in San Rafael, California
Length 8:01
Label Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Rick Rubin

"The Judas Kiss" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica, the fourth single taken from their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic.

On September 8, 2008, it was made available for streaming on the band's official website, as well as a download (for Platinum Members only) from the Death Magnetic website Mission: Metallica. It has since been made available for purchase as a digital single in the iTunes Store. Part of the beginning to "The Judas Kiss" was also featured in an online video on the official website and Mission: Metallica revealing the album's title. The first live performance of the song was at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, UK on 25 February 2009 as part of their opening gig in the European leg of their World Magnetic Tour.

The song's title refers to The Bible, where Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus by kissing him.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
  1. "The Judas Kiss" – 8:01


Chart (2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 71
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[4] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 44
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[6] 12