Metallica has released the official Tim Saccenti-directed music video for a new song called Screaming Suicide, it is from the band’s forthcoming 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, which will be released on April 14th.

Says Metallica, “We’re back with another taste from 72 Seasons, the new album coming out on April 14th. Screaming Suicide, the second track we’re releasing in advance, is now available to stream and download and as an instant grat with all album pre-orders.”

Adds frontman James Hetfield, “Screaming Suicide addresses the taboo word of suicide. The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another, I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”

To read more about 72 Seasons, and to listen to the band’s first single, Lux Æterna, please click here.

Metallica have also announced M72 tour dates, which will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits — with each “No Repeat Weekend” featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups.

More details and dates for M72, can be found here.

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  1. D.J.H., thx for your message….

    Metallica became one of those bands that they heavily criticized when Metallica were thrash kings. I loved their stance cuz I loved Metallica’s thrash music… “my” band would always be the ass kickers they were and would stay loyal to its dedicated fan base. I was a fan beginning in 1982, when I first heard “Hit the Lights” on the first Metal Massacre compilation album…which I still own. Metallica were the soundtrack of my youth.

    Well, that changed with the “Blah-k album”. Meh-tallica became one of those bands they criticized. Loyalty is an attribute that is very important to me, and Meh-tallica “betrayed” me with that album. I’ve always hoped they’d return as a heavy metal thrash band with each new album since then, but I’m always disappointed….but I’m still hoping….

    Slayer stayed true to thrash virtually their entire career. Megadeth tried to change, but returned to thrash. Same with Anthrax. These bands may not have the wallets of Meh-tallica, but each of these bands have had financially rewarding careers creating primarily thrash music.

    I resent Meh-tallica for changing their sound. They are a perfect example of how money can change people. But with their financial situation well secured, they could return to thrash. But sadly, I don’t think they have it in their hearts anymore.

    I will always give Meh-tallica a chance to impress me, although they haven’t in over 30 years. Bands like Testament, Exodus, Overkill, Death Angel, Megadeth and Anthrax are still releasing killer thrash albums today….I totally respect it and support these bands. When they tour nearby, I always try to make the shows. I will never go see another Meh-tallica show if they continue “as is”, and I’m okay with it. I saw Metallica as a heavy thrash band about ten times, so I’m good.

    And, BTW, I’m a Certified Public Accountant. That’s what I do for a living…..

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