Lars Ulrich Thought The New Metallica Album Was Going To Get Leaked For Sure

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Yesterday, Metallica announced a whole lot of exciting news. Among their announcements was news of a brand new album, titled 72 Seasons, which will be out next year.

Band drummer Lars Ulrich made a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where he spoke about this upcoming new Metallica album. Among the details and comments he shared, one thing that really caught our attention is that Ulrich thought the album was sure to get leaked.

As many folks know by now, Ulrich had major issues with Napster (and was quite vocal about being against file sharing). Speaking to Stern, Ulrich shares how the band worked on this new album in secrecy and how he is surprised the record has not leaked. Here is what Lars had to say exactly (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“The one thing that we’ve done all through that is for the first time in our career, we never really talked about it. So, rather than, ‘Hey, there’s a new record’ and countdowns, and, ‘Guess what’s coming your way,’ and all that kind of shit, we’ve been tight-fucking-lipped about it. And this morning I wanna share a new song with the world and I wanna tell everybody about the new Metallica album. And we have a new tour, we have a song, we have a video — all the bells and whistles.

“We thought for sure this thing would leak. It hasn’t fucking leaked.”

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In roughly five months the brand new Metallica album 72 Seasons will be released. Are you excited?! If you want to check out a new song off the record, go ahead and follow this link here. If you have already listened to the new song, what do you think of it? Also, starting in 2023, Metallica will be touring throughout North America alongside Pantera! You can learn more details associated with that tour by following the link below.

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