The metal titans have teamed up with Trafalgar Releasing – who previously fronted Metallica’s 2019 film release S&M2 concert — to premiere their 12th album and first since the 2016s Hardwired … to self-destruct. Each song on the album will feature a music video and commentary from the band.
Tickets go on sale on March 2.
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich once again collaborated with Hardwired producer Greg Fidelman to co-produce 72 Seasons. The band has previewed the album with two singles so far, the fiery thrasher “Lux Eterna“and the anthemic rocker”Screaming suicide.”
Hetfield described the album’s concept in an official statement: “Seventy-two seasons. The first 18 years of our lives forming our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonhole around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued examination of these core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experiences are reenactments or reactions to these childhood experiences. childhood or breaking free from the bonds we bear.”
Metallica will support 72 Seasons with the massive M72 World Tour, which is currently scheduled to run from April 2023 to September 2024. The band will play two-night stints in each city, promising different set lists and lineups each night to create a “No Repeat Weekend.” They will be supported differently by Panther, Mammoth WVH and Greta Van Fleet.
Metallica Albums Ranked
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