If you wanted classic Metallica back, you’ve got it with ’72 Seasons’.

The latest track from their upcoming album, 72 Seasons, chugs along and builds up to a thunderous conclusion. It’s got all the hallmarks of a new Metallica classic, a sick sounding solo from Kirk Hammett, and plenty more. Give it a listen above.

72 Seasons is coming out on April 14th, 2023. It’s been six years since Hardwired…To Self Destruct. The new album has 12 tracks coming in at over 77 minutes. 72 Seasons was produced by Greg Fidelman alongside James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

Here’s what James Hetfield had to say about the title of the new album.

Is there a special meaning to the title?” you ask. James explains it best: “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 reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.

Metallica is teaming up with Trafalgar to put on listening parties across the world for the release of 72 Seasons. You can check out more details here.


72 Seasons
Shadows Follow
Screaming Suicide
Sleepwalk My Life Away
You Must Burn!
Lux Æterna
Crown of Barbed Wire
Chasing Light
If Darkness Had a Son
Too Far Gone?
Room of Mirrors

The M72 World Tour

Metallica are hitting the road for 46 unique shows in 22 cities around the world. Starting in April of 2023, they’ll be doing a “No Repeat Weekend” show in each city. Two totally different setlists with two different opening bands opening the show each night. Purchase a two-day ticket and you won’t see the same song twice for a total of over 30 songs spanning Metallica’s 40+ years of heavy metal. Most of the shows will be on Fridays and Sundays, so make plans now.

They’ll be hitting stadiums with the stage in the middle of the field. Fans with Snake Pit access will have a full 360 degree view of the show from the middle. They’ll also offer Enhanced Experiences for fans that want meet and greets, access to production and stage, food & beverage in the “Black Box” lounge, “Black Laminate” is back as the “I Disappear” ticket, which gives you tickets to multiple shows across the nation/world.

Metallica is enlisting some major talent for the opening acts on the tour. For the whole tour, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, and MammothWVH will open, and some shows will have Pantera, Architects, Greta Van Fleet, or Volbeat.

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