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
Studio Sound City in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California; Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California and HQ in San Rafael, California
Genre Heavy metal
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 passage in which Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus by kissing him.

Track listing

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



  1. ^ "The Judas Kiss – Single". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Metallica Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Metallica: The Judas Kiss" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  4. ^ " – Metallica – The Judas Kiss". VG-lista. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  5. ^ " – Metallica – The Judas Kiss". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Metallica – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
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