Following on from the release of their much-loved 2016 LP 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct', Metallica have now announced their plans for a new studio album, arriving in the Spring.
The new full-length '72 Seasons' will become their twelfth record to date, is being previewed by the new lead single 'Lux Æterna', and is set to be released on the 14th April via their own Blackened Recordings.
Speaking about the new release, frontman James Hetfield 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 reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”
Check out the new Tim Saccenti-directed video for 'Lux Æterna' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'72 Seasons' Tracklist:
Sleepwalk My Life Away
You Must Burn!
Crown of Barbed Wire
If Darkness Had a Son
Too Far Gone?
Room of Mirrors