Metallica Announces ’72 Seasons’ Movie Theater Release

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Metallica does everything big.

Everything is pointing to Metallica’s upcoming album 72 Seasons being a massive album for the band. It’s been a minute since the band released any music, last time being 2016’s Hardwired… to Self Destruct, and now they’re taking their record to cinemas.

Today Metallica announced they’ll be premiering 72 Seasons on Thursday, April 13, a day before the album’s release that Friday.

“Be the first to hear the band’s new album, 72 Seasons, the day before its release, on the big screen with pummeling surround sound in this special event exclusively in cinemas for one night only,” the event details state.

72 Seasons – Global Premiere will feature exclusive interviews with Metallica, with the full band delving into the origins and stories behind the songs and accompanying music videos for every track on the album. The result will be a one-night-only opportunity for fans to experience 72 Seasons first and fully. ”

“There will also be a few surprises on the night that you won’t want to miss! We look forward to welcoming you all to this historic night in cinemas around the world.”

The band themselves also made a quick video to announce the event. James Hetfield says in the announcement,

“We’ll talk you through each track, and you can experience each song for the very first time with the global Metallica family.”

James Hetfield also spoke recently about the album’s meaning, saying 

“’72 Seasons’ came out of a book I was reading about childhood, basically, and sorting out childhood as an adult. And 72 seasons is basically the first 18 years of your life. How do you evolve and grow and mature and develop your own ideas and identity of self after those first 72 seasons? Some things are more difficult than others, you know, some things you can’t unsee and they’re with you for the rest of your life, and other things you’re able to rewind the tape and make a new tape in your life. So that’s the real interesting part for me, is how you’re able to address those situations as an adult and mature.”

Check out the announcement video below. Tickets for the event go on sale, and you can sign up on the film’s site for updates.

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