Metallica debuts ‘Lux Æterna’ from ’72 Seasons’ album, together with large world tour

Two musicians play electric guitars onstage during a concert

James Hetfield, left, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica carry out through the International Citizen Competition in Central Park in New York on Sept. 24. (Evan Agostini / Invision / Related Press)

Metallica is gearing up for a very busy two years.

The heavy-metal band on Monday launched its first new monitor in six years — making good on drummer Lars Ulrich’s promise to not make followers wait one other eight years to listen to new music. The throwback-styled “Lux Æterna” returns to Metallica’s traditional thrash-metal sound. It hails from Metallica’s upcoming twelfth studio album “72 Seasons,” which drops on April 14.

The band additionally launched the track’s Tim Saccenti-directed music video on Monday, together with particulars in regards to the album’s accompanying M72 world tour that includes two-night stops in almost two dozen cities.

After launching in Amsterdam on April 27, the 46-show tour will make its method to Southern California in August for 2 reveals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

The band has dubbed the tour stops “no repeat weekends” and in addition has reveals throughout Europe and North America by 2024. Opening acts Pantera and Mammoth WVH will play the Aug. 25 present at SoFi and 5 Finger Loss of life Punch and Ice 9 Kills will carry out on the Aug. 27 live performance. The Architects, Volbeat and Greta Van Fleet have been tapped for different dates on the tour.

“Beginning in April of 2023, we’ll be visiting 22 completely different cities world wide and taking part in two nights in every metropolis, with every ‘No Repeat Weekend’ present a unique expertise: Two completely completely different set lists with two completely different bands opening the present every evening!” the band introduced Monday.

“Buy a two-day ticket, and also you gained’t see the identical track twice for a complete of over 30 songs spanning our 40+ years of being fortunate sufficient to make music. Many of the reveals (sorry, not all — we tried!) can be on Fridays and Sundays, so we’ll remember to have a number of extracurricular occasions so that you can grasp with fellow Metallica followers at earlier than the reveals kick-off and on the Saturday evening in between.”

Pre-sales for the tour start Wednesday.

In the meantime, Metallica’s new “72 Seasons” album, which comprises 12 tracks, was produced by Ulrich, Greg Fidelman and James Hetfield and acquired its title from the 72 seasons that comprise the primary 18 years of an individual’s life, the band stated.

“72 seasons. The primary 18 years of our lives that kind our true or false selves. The idea that we have been informed ‘who we’re’ by our dad and mom. A potential pigeonholing round what sort of persona we’re,” guitarist Hetfield defined. I feel essentially the most fascinating a part of that is the continued research of these core beliefs and the way it impacts our notion of the world right this moment. A lot of our grownup expertise is reenactment or response to those childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking freed from these bondages we supply.”

The brand new album comes six years after the band’s 2016 outing “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct,” which got here a protracted eight years after 2008’s “Loss of life Magnetic.” Whereas Metallica additionally reissued classics and recorded stay albums in that point, the band notably climbed the Billboard songs chart this summer season with its 1986 track “Grasp of Puppets” after it was featured within the Season 4 finale of Netflix’s “Stranger Issues.”`

Earlier than launching the tour, Metallica will play a live performance benefiting its All Inside My Arms Basis on Dec. 16 in downtown Los Angeles.

The third annual “Metallica Presents: The Serving to Arms Live performance,” hosted by late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, will happen at Microsoft Theater in downtown.

Visitor Greta Van Fleet will open the present and Paramount+ will livestream the occasion at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time. It would even be simulcast on Pluto TV globally and on YouTube.

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Instances.

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