Metallica and Trafalgar Releasing are excited to extend an open invitation to a worldwide listening party: the global premiere of the band’s forthcoming 12th studio album,72 Seasons. For one night only on April 13th, 72 Seasons will be played in full in pummeling surround sound, exclusively for cinema audiences worldwide — with every one of the new songs featuring its own music video and exclusive commentary from the band. The result will offer fans an unforgettable night as they experience 72 Seasons first and fully on the eve of its April 14th release date. View a 72 Seasons – Global Premiere announcement video from the band below.

Tickets for 72 Seasons – Global Premiere will be available beginning March 2nd at

Preceded by the newly released album track Screaming Suicide and its brand-new lyric video, and first single Lux Æterna — hailed upon its November 28th release as “thundering, breakneck” (Billboard),”gut-punching” (Rolling Stone) and “blistering” (USA Today) — 72 Seasons will be released April 14th through Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is the band’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats, including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited-edition variants, CD and digital.

“This is a monumental opportunity for Metallica fans to be the first to hear the new album. We are thrilled to be a part of this historical global moment — connecting Metallica with their fans once again,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP programming and content acquisitions, Trafalgar Releasing.

Metallica has also released M7 world tour dates, which can be seen here.

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  1. :o)

    Tasker, I think Meh-tallica always does cool things for it fans, this “listening party” being one of them. I hope their fans are allowed to attend this “listening party” free of charge.

    1. I doubt it will be free. In fact, I think it’s a genius move by Metallica. Considering so many people simply refuse to buy cds and vinyl anymore, this will be a quick cash grab to make up for lost sales.

    2. No doubt they’ll charge for the Movie Ticket at the listening event like they did for the S&M2 release. I know they’re making a killing on the upcoming 2 year tour that’s for sure. Threw down $1500 for my family of 3 for the Seattle show and that’s with only one enhanced deal. My wallet is gutted.

      They are brilliant business innovators. \m/ \m/ I’ve always been impressed on how they include their fans and come up with unique shows & concepts that set a high bar for the Metal World.

  2. These 2 songs that they released are kind of weak tracks. I don’t know if their record deal was to put out a release at this time or the band got together and said what great new music we have. And we want to release this to the world.
    I hope there are better tracks on this. A thought of a new Metallica release is exciting.
    A couple of very good releases that I am listening to now are Stephen Pearcy’s A View to a Thrill. It’s a very good release. Kind of short. The band sounds tight. Stephen voice is in top knoch. Not a bad song on it! Also Candlemass’s Sweet Evil Sun. Which is riff heavy, not as good as their last one the song writing. It is mostly very good songs. It’s nice to hear the original singer back with the band!

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