Metallica gobsmacked us w/ the Release of New Song "Lux AEterna", Album and Tour Details

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Metallica's 12th Full-Length Album '72 Seasons' Drops Friday, April 14th, 2023 – their first studio album since the Platinum-selling Hardwired…to Self-Destruct! "Lux Æterna" is the lead single (masterful video below)

Metallica has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: 72 Seasons will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica'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—for a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to metallica.com/72-seasons-info.

72 Seasons is heralded by first single "Lux Æterna," a short, sharp blast that distills 40 years of Metallica into three and a half minutes. "Lux Æterna" is available now to stream and download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of 72 Seasons. To watch the "Lux Æterna" video, directed by Tim Saccenti, go here.

Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: "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."

Today also marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica's M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Two-day tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2nd at ticketmaster.com and will include the option of pre-ordering 72 Seasons vinyl and/or CD. Single day tickets will be available beginning January 20th. For further information including fan club presales, enhanced experiences and more, go to metallica.com/m72-info.

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band's All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH's efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

Read The New Yorker article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/12/05/the-enduring-metal-genius-of-metallica

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2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Aug 4 & 6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium Aug 11 & 13 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique Aug 18 & 20 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium Aug 25 & 27 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium Sept 1 & 3 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium Nov 3 & 5 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America's Center Nov 10 & 12 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Aug 2 & 4 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium Aug 9 & 11 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field Aug 16 & 18 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium Aug 23 & 25 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium Aug 30 & Sept 1 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field Sept 20, 22, 27, 29 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

Show 1 support: Pantera & Mammoth WVH

Show 2 support: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills

Mexico City: Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on Show 1 of both weekends

Here's the 72 Seasons track list:

"72 Seasons"
"Shadows Follow"
"Screaming Suicide"
"Sleepwalk My Life Away"
"You Must Burn!"
"Lux Æterna"
"Crown of Barbed Wire"
"Chasing Light"
"If Darkness Had a Son"
"Too Far Gone?"
"Room of Mirrors"
"Inamorata"

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"Lux Æterna" Lyrics

Anticipation

In domination

A sea of hearts beat as one, unified

Magnification

All generations

Approaching thunder awaiting the light

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Exhilaration

Frenzied sensation

Kindred alliance connected inside

Commiseration

Sonic salvation

Cast out the demons that strangle your life

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Emancipation

Kill isolation

Never alone for the feelings alike

Amplification

Lightning the nation

Never alive more

Than right here tonight

Full speed or nothing

Full speed or nothing

Lux Æterna

Lux Æterna

Light it

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Get FIRED UP w/ the new GODSMACK Video for "Surrender"

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We've had the audio for "Surrender" since late September, now let's get the visual with this new, fist in the air live concert and backstage touring footage video!

"'Surrender' is a very cut and dry song. It's simply about the exhaustion we can all feel in relationships at times from the redundancy of fighting with each other. At a certain point in our lives, we submit to putting aside who's right or wrong, we just want it to STOP! So we wave the white flag." - vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna

"Lighting Up The Sky" arrives on February 24th. Pre-order here https://godsmack.lnk.to/LightingUpTheSkyTW
Track listing:
01 – "You And I"
02 – "Red White & Blue"
03 – "Surrender"
04 – "What About Me"
05 – "Truth"
06 – "Hell's Not Dead"
07 – "Soul On Fire"
08 – "Let's Go"
09 – "Best Of Times"
10 – "Growing Old"

11 – "Lighting Up The Sky" 

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GODSMACK gears up to release new album "Lighting Up the Sky" and Debuts new song “You And I”

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GODSMACK have revealed the details on their new album "Lighting Up the Sky". It's their eighth and reportedly final studio album from GODSMACK. It's scheduled to be released February 24, 2023. I traveled to Las Vegas at the end of September for a GODSMACK listening party with the band. I'm here to tell you...This Album MOVED ME!

Sully Erna says of this album - "'Lighting Up The Sky' Is the most important record, I think, we've ever written and recorded. I've never been that artist who says, 'Oh, this record is our newest record. It's our best work ever.' And I'm telling you right now this is our best fucking work ever. And it's because it's emotional, man. This is the last record we're ever gonna do. This is the last run around the mill for us. We put every single ounce of energy and emotion into this album. Especially for me, when I wrote a lot of these songs, it was about my life journey. That's really what the sequence of this album becomes about. Not that it was planned that way, but this really kind of mystical thing happened where I felt like the universe wrote this record."

Sully wants to clarify that GODSMACK does not intend to stop playing live shows anytime soon. "I wanna make sure people are clear about what we're saying here. I'm not saying that the band may be breaking up. What I'm saying is I think this may be the last body of work you get musically from the band. We'd like to be able to enjoy our lives, our family, our houses, the things that we've earned over the years that we've sacrificed. So I think the balance for that, the happy medium, is to be able to just go out there now and continue to do live shows and put the greatest-hits show together. I don't know what we're gonna do after this record. And it doesn't make sense to continue to do music. It really feels complete in a good way, in a positive way. We feel like we've honored our career, our relationships with our fans, and we're always gonna be there for them; we're gonna do shows. But as far as to continue this, after this [album], unless we just decide one day, 'Yeah, one more for the road,' I think this could be it for us with new music."

"Lighting Up the Sky" is GODSMACK's first studio album in nearly five years, since the release of "When Legends Rise" in 2018 making this the longest gap between two studio albums by GODSMACK. The opening track, "You And I" (watch the official visualizer video below), is available to stream now and is the second single from it. Sully Erna co-produced their new album Andrew "Mudrock" Murdock (Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper). "Lighting Up the Sky" tells a story through each song....

"I like when a record takes you on a journey from front to back. I realized there's a whole story here about one man's journey, the ups, and downs. I believe it's a story everyone will connect to, on a human level, because we've all gone through things in life." - frontman/guitarist Sully Erna

"Lighting Up The Sky" track listing:
01 – "You And I"
02 – "Red White & Blue"
03 – "Surrender"
04 – "What About Me"
05 – "Truth"
06 – "Hell's Not Dead"
07 – "Soul On Fire"
08 – "Let's Go"
09 – "Best Of Times"
10 – "Growing Old"

11 – "Lighting Up The Sky"

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Saint Asonia will release “Extrovert” EP and have debuted their New Single “Wolf”

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Saint Asonia (Staind, Ex-Three Days Grace) will release their new EP "Extrovert" on November 18th. This past summer they released the "Introvert" EP. Both through Spinefarm Records. Give a listen to their new track "Wolf" below.

"This song was inspired by the chaos, the darkness, and the violence that so many people have to live with in this world. So often we have to fight, scratch, and crawl our way out of unbearably difficult times, making our way to the surface for a moment, just to be thrown back in. It kinda feels like we're always under attack. 'Wolf' is about being backed into a corner and fighting just to stay alive." - Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace)

"Extrovert" track listing:
01 – "Devastate"
02 – "Break The Mold"
03 – "Over It"
04 – "Wolf"
05 – "Better Now"
06 – "Chasing The Light"
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Halestorm and Bad Wolves Announce Deluxe Editions of their latest "Back From The Dead" & "Dear Monsters"

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"Back From The Dead: Deluxe Edition" features 7 additional b-side tracks, including the song "Mine" which you can check out below. The deluxe edition of the album arrives December 9th.

"I'm so pleased to be able to give you more. A deluxe version of 'Back From The Dead' with seven bonus tracks means you get to dig down deeper into the Halestorm graveyard. Most of these songs are in the spirit of taking chances and were some of the first we'd written after getting together post lockdown. Enjoy the ride!" - Lzzy Hale

"Back From The Dead: Deluxe Edition" track listing:
01 – "Back From The Dead"
02 – "Wicked Ways"
03 – "Strange Girl"
04 – "Brightside"
05 – "The Steeple"
06 – "Terrible Things"
07 – "My Redemption"
08 – "Bombshell"
09 – "I Come First"
10 – "Psycho Crazy"
11 – "Raise Your Horns"
12 – "Mine"
13 – "Heavy MeNtal (Fuck Yeah)"
14 – "Legendary"
15 – "Wannabe"
16 – "You Only Die Once"
17 – "Alien"

18 – "Special" 

Pre Orders Here: https://halestorm.lnk.to/BFTDDeluxe

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Bad Wolves have released a deluxe edition of their 2nd album "Dear Monsters" that now contains 22 tracks. The Deluxe edition was released just under a year to the day of the original album's October 29th release date.

01 – "Sacred Kiss"
02 – "Never Be The Same"
03 – "Lifeline"
04 – "Wildfire"
05 – "Comatose"
06 – "Gone"
07 – "On The Case"
08 – "If Tomorrow Never Comes"
09 – "Springfield Summer"
10 – "House Of Cards"
11 – "Classical"
12 – "In The Middle"
13 – "Mama I'm Coming Home" (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
14 – "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (feat. Spencer Charnas of Bad Wolves)
15 – "The Body"
16 – "Sacred Kiss" (feat. Aaron Pauley of Of Mice & Men)
17 – "Up In Smoke"
18 – "I Don't Wanna Feel"
19 – "Wildfire" (orchestral)
20 – "Sacred Kiss" (acoustic)
21 – "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (acoustic)
22 – "Lifeline" (acoustic)

"With so many different versions of songs and unreleased material from the 'Dear Monsters' sessions we decided to release a deluxe version with everything in one spot. 'I Don't Want To Feel' was the first song DL brought to the band, and has a special place in our hearts. 'Wildfire' is an orchestral version and is a darker side of our original. Lots more to unpack here so have at it!" - drummer John Boecklin

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