Metallica has released a new track “If Darkness Had a Son” from their upcoming 11th studio album, 72 Seasons. The band has been prepping us for its release for the past few days by posting individual clips of Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett playing their respective parts from separate locations. “If Darkness Had a Son” is the ninth track on 72 Seasons.
Metallica has been working on this album for several years, with much of it being done over Zoom during the pandemic. They announced the album and debuted “Lux Aeterna” in November 2022, followed by “Screaming Suicide” in mid-January. A massive tour in support of the album was also announced. 72 Seasons will be released on April 14, and pre-orders are available on their website.
“Check it out… our third preview from 72 Seasons, “If Darkness Had A Son,” is now available to stream and download. If you’ve pre-ordered the album from , check your inbox for your instant grat. And for those watching the duets over the last few days on , now the entire song is available! Kudos to those of you who figured out our little video madness.
There’s also a brand-new video directed by our friend Tim Saccenti, who we first worked with on “.” Tim graciously came back to create videos for “ ” and now “ .”
We’re getting closer every day now to the release of 72 Seasons on April 14 and the M72 tour kick-off on April 27 in Amsterdam. We have a few more surprises in store for you, so stick with us here, on socials, and e-mail. Lots more to come!”
Check the new song and videdo out!
Keep it heavy! \m/