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Metallica’s 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, is out on April 14 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Today the band have released the title track of the album! 

Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track album is the band’s first full-length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

Today, Metallica release the album’s title track as a single. Stream the single, and watch the Tim Saccenti-directed music video below:

Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is a reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

Pre-order the new album in multiple configurations here.

Tickets are on sale now for Metallica and Trafalgar Releasing’s worldwide listening party for the forthcoming 12th studio album, ’72 Seasons’.

For one night only on Thursday, April 13, 72 Seasons will play exclusively for cinema audiences worldwide—with every one of the new songs featuring its own music video and exclusive commentary from the band. Irish Cinemas locations include Dublin, Donegal, Limerick, Mayo, and Waterford.

Fans can also experience Metallica like never before in Dolby Atmos®, an audio experience that will immerse listeners inside each song to reveal details with unparalleled clarity and depth. Check or contact your local movie theater for ticketing information on this one night only event (in Dolby Atmos where available).

Be in with a chance to win one pair of passes for a Dublin cinema location by entering our competition below:

Oran O’Beirne 2023