At long last, Metallica has officially announced its next album - and shared the first single.
On Monday, the band revealed the album's title, 72 Seasons, release date of April 14, 2023, and a full track listing.
They also shared the first single, the hard-riffing "Lux Æterna"
James Hetfield says 72 Seasons is about "The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves".
The record clocks in at 12 tracks and over 77 minutes. It's their first full album of new material since 2016's Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.
Metallica also announced the massive 'M72 World Tour', launching in April 2022.
Metallica will be hitting the road with a massive world tour and a unique new format.
On Monday, the band announced the M72 World Tour, which launches April 27th, 2023 in Amsterdam and runs through September of 2024.
The tour's 'No Repeat Weekend' format will see the band perform on two nights with two completely different sets with different opening acts.
Some of those opening acts include Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Mammoth WHV, Greta Van Fleet, and the much-hyped Pantera reunion.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, Dec. 2nd. Presale tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 30th.
APR 27 & 29, 2023
JOHAN CRUIJFF ARENA
MAY 17 & 19, 2023
STADE DE FRANCE*
MAY 26 & 28, 2023
JUN 16 & 18, 2023
AUG 4 & 6, 2023
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
AUG 11 & 13, 2023
AUG 18 & 20, 2023
AUG 25 & 27, 2023
LOS ANGELES, CA
SEP 1 & 3, 2023
STATE FARM STADIUM
NOV 3 & 5, 2023
ST. LOUIS, MO
THE DOME AT AMERICA’S CENTER
NOV 10 & 12, 2023
MAY 24 & 26, 2024
JUN 7 & 9, 2024
HELSINKI OLYMPIC STADIUM
JUN 14 & 16, 2024
JUL 5 & 7, 2024
JUL 12 & 14, 2024
ESTADIO CÍVITAS METROPOLITANO
AUG 2 & 4, 2024
AUG 9 & 11, 2024
AUG 16 & 18, 2024
U.S. BANK STADIUM
AUG 23 & 25, 2024
AUG 30 & SEP 1, 2024
SEP 20 & 22, 2024
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
SEP 27 & 29, 2024
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Show 1 Support Europe: Architects & Mammoth WVH**
Show 2 Support Europe: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
* Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills play Show 1 in Paris, Architects & Mammoth WVH play Show 2 in Paris
** Volbeat replaces Architects on Show 1 in Gothenburg
Show 1 Support North America: Pantera & Mammoth WVH***
Show 2 Support North America: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
*** Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on show 1 both weekends in Mexico City