World tour dates were also announced; Brazil is not on the list
The band metallic announced the title and release date of their 12th studio album on Monday. OR 72 seasons will be available from April 14, 2023 via Blackened Recordings, the group’s label. Produced by Greg Fidelman, with Hetfield & Ulrich, the disc has 12 tracks.
This is the first full collection of new Metallica material since then Wired… To self-destructfrom 2016. The album will be released in formats including double LP, CD and digital.
The first single of 72 seasonsis Eternal light, a short, sharp blast that distills 40 years of Metallica into three and a half minutes. The song is available for streaming and download.
The singer of the band, James Hetfield explains the choice of name. 🇧🇷72 seasons🇧🇷 The first 18 years of our life that form our true or false self. The concept of ‘who we are’ that our parents told us. A possible ‘limiting classification’ as to what type of personality we have,” he said in a statement. “I think the most interesting part of this is the ongoing study of these core beliefs and how they affect our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is a recollection or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or freed from the bondage we carry,” he continued
Along with the album announcement came world tour dates. Presented by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 World Tour features two nights of performances in every city the band visits, none of them in Brazil. And with each No repeating weekends with two completely different setlists – and also different opening acts.
The M72 tour, whose only Latin country visited will be Mexico, will feature a new stage design. Also new is the I Disappear pass for the entire tour and the debut of discount tickets for fans under 16.
Two-day tickets go on sale Friday, December 2 at ticketmaster.com and include the ability to pre-order vinyl and/or CD for “72 Seasons”. Day tickets will be available for purchase from 20 January. More information, including fan club presales, “enriched” experiences are on the band’s website.
A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go to the foundation. All in my handsby the band itself, founded in 2017. AWMH’s efforts to improve the lives of people in communities that have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million, providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs across the U.S. , more than $2.5 million to fight food insecurity and more than $3.2 million for disaster relief worldwide.
The complete “72 Seasons” tracklist contains:
Sleepwalk My Life Away
You have to burn!
bearded wire crown
Chasing the light
If darkness had a son
Hall of Mirrors
fell in love
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