The Judas Kiss (song)

The Judas Kiss (song)

For other uses, see Judas kiss (disambiguation).
"The Judas Kiss"
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
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal
Length 8:01
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich
Producer Rick Rubin
Metallica singles chronology

"The Judas Kiss"
"All Nightmare Long"

"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

iTunes single[1]
No. Title Length
1. "The Judas Kiss"   8:01



Chart (2008)[2] Peak
Canadian Hot 100 71
Swedish Singles Chart 44
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 12
Finnish Singles Chart 20
Norway Singles Chart 13