Why The Hell Is It Called 72 Seasons?

Metallica have just announced their new studio album 72 Seasons, this is their 12th studio album and will be released on April 14th, 2023. It features 12 tracks and clocks in at 77 minutes of brutality.

Why the hell is it called 72 Seasons?” you ask. We will let James wax lyrical about the album title: “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 72 Seasons

Produced by Greg Fidelman, along with James and Lars, 72 Seasons is available for pre-order now at Australia's Home of Metal, Utopia Records, on 2LP Indie Exclusive Violet Vinyl and 2LP Black Vinyl as well as Compact Disc for those who still have a CD player and cigarette lighter in their car.

The track listing for 72 Seasons is:

  • 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
  • Inamorata

This is Metallica's first new studio album since 2016's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct.

Pre-order Metallica 72 Seasons

  1. METALLICA - 72 SEASONS - CD

  2. METALLICA - 72 SEASONS (2LP) - VINYL

  3. METALLICA - 72 SEASONS (INDIE EXCLUSIVE 2LP VIOLET COLOURED VINYL) 

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