Metallica To Release New Album “72 Seasons” In April, Announce Tour With Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc.

Metallica will be releasing a new album, titled “72 Seasons,” on April 14. A video for the effort’s first single, “Lux Æterna,” can be found below:

“72 Seasons” Track Listing:

01. “72 Seasons”
02. “Shadows Follow”
03. “Screaming Suicide”
04. “Sleepwalk My Life Away”
05. “You Must Burn!”
06. “Lux Æterna”
07. “Crown Of Barbed Wire”
08. “Chasing Light”
09. “If Darkness Had A Son”
10. “Too Far Gone?”
11. “Room Of Mirrors”
12. “Inamorata”

James Hetfield commented

“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.”

In other news, the band have also announced a massive world tour, which will find them playing black back-to-back nights in every city. Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, etc. will open at select shows. Here’s the dates:

2023:

04/27 Amsterdam, NET – Johan Cruuf Arena (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
04/29 Amsterdam, NET – Johan Cruuf Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
05/17 Paris, FRA – Stade de France (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
05/19 Paris, FRA – Stade de France (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
05/26 Hamburg, GER – Volksparkstadion (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
05/28 Hamburg, GER – Volksparkstadion (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
06/16 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (feat. Volbeat & Mammoth WVH)
06/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/04 East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/06 East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/11 Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/13 Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/18 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/20 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/25 Los Angeles, CA – Sofi Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/27 Los Angeles, CA – Sofi Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
09/01 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
09/03 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
11/03 St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
11/05 St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
11/10 Detroit, MI – Ford Field (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
11/12 Detroit, MI – Ford Field (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)

2024:

05/24 Munich, GER – Olympiastadion (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
05/26 Munich, GER – Olympiastadion (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
06/07 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Olympic Stadium (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
06/09 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Olympic Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
06/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Parken Stadium (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
06/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Parken Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
07/05 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
07/07 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
07/12 Madrid, SPA – Estadion Civitas Metrpolitano (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
07/14 Madrid, SPA – Estadion Civitas Metrpolitano (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/02 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/04 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/09 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/11 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/16 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/18 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/23 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
08/25 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
08/30 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
09/01 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
09/20 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Greta Van Fleet & Mammoth WVH)
09/22 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
09/27 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Greta Van Fleet & Mammoth WVH)
09/29 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Becoming”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for their song “Becoming.” The clip was filmed during the band’s February 5 show in Minneapolis, MN. The tack appears on their latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Wait A Minute My Girl”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “Wait A Minute My Girl.” The clip was filmed during an October 2021 show at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA. The tack appears on the band’s latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Shotgun Blues”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “Shotgun Blues.” The clip was filmed during an October 2021 show at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA. Notably, fans will also be able to watch the band’s full “Wait A Minute… Let’s Tour: Live from San Diego” set at 8pmCET / 2pmET on October 6 via YouTube. The group commented:

“Capturing one of the band’s first shows back on the road in Autumn 2021, this intimate performance at San Diego’s historic venue The Observatory North Park was filmed shortly before the release of ‘Servant of the Mind.’ The setlist included some of the very first live performances of the hit singles “Shotgun Blues” and “Wait A Minute My Girl.” Filmed and edited by the team at Ghost Atomic Pictures (“Shotgun Blues,” “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon),” “Leviathan,” Let’s Boogie: Live from Telia Parken), you can feel the excitement of both the band and the crowd as they both return to live music after such an extended period away.”

Volbeat Premiere “Becoming” Music Video

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their song “Becoming.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Michael Poulsen commented:

“We were recording ‘Servant Of The Mind‘ in Jacob Hansen’s studio, and we were about to record the song “Becoming.” And it has that opening riff that’s really inspired by the mighty Entombed, and you know, we just talked about why not put that Boss Heavy Metal HM-2W pedal on that Entombed was so well known for, and bands like Dismember and a lot of Swedish Death Metal bands, actually.

It’s the signature Death Metal Swedish distorted guitar sound, and it sounds disgustingly good (laughs). So, we thought, why not use that pedal on that riff? So, we did and it just ended up just sounding even more like Entombed, and it turned out to be a really good song and it was probably one of the most heavy riffs in Volbeat. But later on, of course, we were hearing the sad news about LG passing, a very sad day, and I think it is still very sad that he is not around.

He was one of our really great friends. I had a lot of great conversations with LG. And we were always hanging out when it was it was possible, and talking and helping each other out, as well. So, we decided, later on, to actually dedicate ‘Becoming‘ to LG because of the great inspiration that we had in that song. So, yeah, ‘Becoming‘ has somehow become the LG song.”

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “The Sacred Stones”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “The Sacred Stones.” The clip was filmed during the band’s February 11 show in Worcester, MA. The track appears on their latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Volbeat Announce European/UK Tour With Skindred, Bad Wolves, & Napalm Death

Volbeat have announced a European/UK tour with Skindred. Bad Wolves and Napalm Death will open on select dates.

With Bad Wolves:

10/17 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
10/20 Denmark, DEN – Royal Arena
10/23 Tampere, FIN – NOKIA Arena
10/26 Leipzig, GER – QP Arena
10/28 Prague, CZE – O2 Universum
10/30 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/31 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
11/02 Cologne, GER – Lanxess Arena
11/05 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/08 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
11/10 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi Club
11/11 Bilbao, SPA – Cubec
11/12 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
11/14 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tego
11/17 Milan, ITA – Lorenzini District
11/18 Rome, ITA – Atlantico
11/21 Innsbruck, AUT – Olympiahalle
11/22 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/25 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/28 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/29 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
12/02 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
12/04 Warsaw, POL – Expo
12/05 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
12/08 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
12/09 Arnhem, NET – Geledome

With Napalm Death:

12/12 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
12/15 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
12/16 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
12/17 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/19 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/20 London, UK – Wembley Arena

Volbeat Celebrate 20th Anniversary With New Limited Edition Rum

Volbeat are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new limited edition rum. Fans can purchase a bottle in select European countries HERE.

Here’s a description of the rum:

“While Michael Poulsen and Jon Larsen were laying down the foundations of what would become the very first Volbeat songs in Denmark, Diamond Distillery started distilling what would become Volbeat Limited Edition Rum across the Atlantic in Guyana. It’s an exceptional single estate rum from Guyana exclusively limited to 2,400 numbered bottles, tapped from nine different casks in carefully selected Volbeat anniversary packaging.”

Poulsen also commented:

“It’s important to celebrate the good things in life, and a milestone anniversary calls for a milestone spirit to celebrate with. When we realized that Volbeat was about to hit the twenty year mark we started looking for a special rum that we would be proud to call the first small batch Volbeat Rum. What we found was an incredible rum with a rich and pure taste with scents of vanilla, wood and leather that just happened to be aged to perfection starting twenty years ago. We hope you enjoy this uniquely distilled and packaged rum as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Here is to another twenty years and beyond.”

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Temple Of Ekur”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “Temple Of Ekur.” The clip was filmed during the band’s March 3 show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The track appears on their latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Mercyful Fate Announce 2022 Tour

Mercyful Fate have announced the dates for their upcoming spring/summer tour. The trek will include a European/UK run and an appearance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, NV.

Tour Dates:

06/02 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza (with Volbeat)
06/04 Gdańsk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/10 Sölvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock
06/14 Berlin, GER – Wuhlheide (with Volbeat)
06/16 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/24 Verona, ITA – Rock The Castle
06/26 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air Festival
07/01 Barcelona, SPA – Rock Fest Barcelona
07/02 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/22 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/24 Sibiu, ROM – Artmania Festival
07/28 Székesfehérvár, HUN – Fezen Festival
07/29 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
08/04 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/06 Bergen, NOR – Beyond The Gates
08/11 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/13 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
08/21 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas