Metallica announces their 12th studio album with the single “Lux Æterna”.

With the new single “Eternal LightMetallica announces the 12th studio release in a row. Important details were immediately revealed: the album is called “72 Seasons“, will arrive on April 14, 2023, it will feature 12 songs with a total duration of more than 77 minutes, and a big world tour will follow!

The last 40 years of the band’s work have been distilled into the three and a half minutes of characteristic solid sound brought by the latest single, and according to the words of frontman James Hetfield, the band looked back at the beginnings when making the album – not only career, but also life:

“72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives form our true or false selves. The concept of what our parents told us about ‘who we are’. Possibilities of arguing about what our personality is. I think the most interesting part of the whole story is the continuous study of those fundamental beliefs and how they affect our perception of today’s world. A large part of our experience in adulthood is a reconstruction or reaction to what was experienced in childhood. Either we are prisoners of childhood or we free ourselves from those shackles. We carry that with us.”

The first single “Eternal Light” which the metal giants discovered from the upcoming album “72 Seasons” is accompanied by a music video directed by Tim Saccenti.

Clocking in at over 77 minutes, the album has been described as a full-length collection of new material that follows the release of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” from 2016. In addition to the CD, LP and digital editions, “72 Seasons” will also be available in a special series on black vinyl and collector’s editions that will be available in limited quantities. More detailed information and pre-orders are available HERE.

Along with the announcement of the album, the dates of the “M72” world tour, which will cover a large part of 2023 and 2024, were also announced, and as a great point of interest, he points out that he will play in each announced city two nights in a row. Different front groups have also been announced, the stage design is designed so that the famous “Metallica Snake Pit” will be in the center of the event, and the special thing is that they plan to create different setlists for each city. Also new are a special package that will be valid for the entire tour, as well as a special discount intended for the youngest fans. There aren’t many European dates on the radar (so far), and the full schedule (along with ticket info*) is available on the official website.

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