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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  • Doug R. on

    Love the music! Still working on the lyrics, but the music kicks ass!

  • Real Paul Stanley on

    I dig it, but like Lux Eterna, it has a NWOBHM/Diamondhead feel to it and sounds like it was written during the Load/Re-Load era. I’m not sure how anyone can criticize Metallica. But they’ve raised the bar so high that anything they release is always going to be compared to the first five records and considered not as good. I’m just happy they’re still releasing new music that doesn’t suck and doing what they love.

    • D.J.H on

      Well said Real Paul Stanley.

  • Rattlehead on

    Another “meh” rock song by Meh-tallica, the once great heavy metal band that commercially sold out and died over 30 years ago.

    • D.J.H on


      Please, please please my friend let it go.

      Look at the music industry today. Out of all the bands and artists that have come along in say the last five or ten years or so, how many of them do you think will still be around in another five or ten minutes, let alone the next five or ten years?

      Metallica NEEDED to change and try something different for the sake of their careers. That is NOT selling out. Let me ask you a question: Now, I don’t know what you do for a living and what your yearly income is, and to be honest it doesn’t matter to me. But let’s say you are a shop floor worker, a valued member of the team and let’s say you are earning, I don’t know, $25,000-a-year.

      The higher ups see something in you and offer you a much better position in the company, which comes with an improved salary of say $75,000-a-year, a company car of your choosing and a whole host of benefits that benefit not only you but your family. With this offering, you also get a review in three years where, if you succeed in the $75,000-a-year job, you get moved up the chain further and you will then get a $100,000+-a-year salary, plus your own office and even better benefits and prospects.

      Do you refuse it because you are worried that your friends will say that you sold out? I’m guessing that you wouldn’t because of what it would bring to not only yourself, but those that you hold close.

      You can, of course, refuse and carry on and eventually things become dull and boring and you get forgotten – and then you sit thinking about what might have been.

      If Metallica had never took the step and tried something different (like what Judas Priest did with Turbo back in 1986), then we would have no Metallica and therefore less of what we mostly enjoy. James Hetfield turns 60 this year, I believe that Kirk already is and Lars will be at the end of this year. I think Robert is getting close as well.

      There’s a saying I heard one time: “When something is gone, you realise what you had.” These guys will soon call it a day (and this even includes Megadeth, who I’ve never cared for but I know that you do). If something doesn’t work for you, why waste time and energy on it – let it go.

      I’ve learnt that especially over the last twenty odd years. I can’t stand Bon Jovi, I also can’t stand Iron Maiden. What do I do about them? I ignore them. I’ve been fighting the past for most of my life, and I’m still only 44. Listening to Metallica, Judas Priest and of course my number 1 Black Sabbath has helped.

      Sabbath are now gone six years, Priest for me ended the day KK Downing left. Metallica is now left; and the message in this new song is an important one.

      Like what you like, leave what you don’t.

      I write this with total respect.

  • robert davenport on

    The video tries too hard to make them look dark and heavy when the music is kind of the opposite….not horrible not great ~

  • Myk on

    2 completely opposite ends of the Metallica spectrum above.

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