Metallica’s 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, will arrive on April 14,
2023, on the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman
with Hetfield & Ulrich and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the
12-track album is the band’s first full-length collection of new
material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
Speaking on the concept of the album title, James said: “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 a reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences.
Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”
Sleepwalk My Life Away
You Must Burn!
Crown of Barbed Wire
If Darkness Had a Son
Too Far Gone?
Room of Mirrors