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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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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NOTHING MORE Reveal Official Video For New Single “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS”

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NOTHING MORE have shared a fourth new track, "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS," from their upcoming album SPIRITS - out October 14. The song examines what happens when one tries to make a one-sided relationship work with all-too-real lyrics— "I can't sleep, I can't eat, there's no rest, there's no peace -- You don't know what love means, and it's killing me."

"We're glad this song is finally getting out there so we can dig into the emotional and intimate side of the album. The lyrics and tone of this one feels like it hits in a similar way that 'Go To War' and 'Jenny' did. It's going to feel huge playing this next one on tour." - Jonny Hawkins

NOTHING MORE's 'SPIRITS' is an 11 track introspective with philosophical lyrics and thought-provoking emotionalism. The album documents the tumultuous time the world experienced over the past two years capturing the desperation and isolation of lockdown, the spiral of substance abuse, the pain of broken relationships, and survival in self-reliance while summarizing the overall story and mission of NOTHING MORE: Reflect, Provoke, Inspire.

NOTHING MORE has further embellished the SPIRITS concept with their self-designed meta-personality test, "SPIRITS TEST," and their first-ever graphic novel "SPIRITS VOL.1" (Z2 Comics), which introduces the "SPIRIT TYPES," which stem from the results of taking the "SPIRITS TEST" as the four main characters in the graphic novel.

NOTHING MORE will bring their live performance—including their crowd favorite "Scorpion Tail" (a 400-pound, 14-foot MIDI controller constructed out of salvaged metal scraps by bassist Daniel Oliver that allows Hawkins to control the music while delivering his theatrical stage presence)—to audiences across the U.S. including Louder Than Life, Rocklahoma, Aftershock and Blue Ridge Rock Festival. Catch "In This Moment" & "Nothing More" 9/20 Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live

Nothing More Is: Jonny Hawkins [vocals], Mark Vollelunga [guitar], Daniel Oliver [bass], and Ben Anderson [drums] 

UPCOMING ALBUM 'SPIRITS' DUE OCTOBER 14 https://nothingmore.ffm.to/spirits
FIND YOUR SPIRIT TYPE AND TAKE THE META-PERSONALITY "SPIRITS TEST" https://spiritstest.com/
PRE-ORDER SPIRITS VOL.1 GRAPHIC NOVEL (Z2 COMICS) " (due in Spring 2023) https://z2comics.com/products/nothing-more-spirits-vol-i
Watch the official video now.... 

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MEGADETH UNLEASH THEIR OFFICIAL SINGLE “SOLDIER ON!”

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MEGADETH "Soldier On!"..... is the new single about tenacity and strength in the face of obstacles (inspired by DAVE MUSTAINE's cancer battle) Megadeth's New Studio Album 'The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!' Will Be Released On September 2nd and they've unleashed the third single. Here's an official visualizer for "Soldier On!"

"Soldier On!" is an example – among many – of the band's ability to blend stylistic elements from both the metal AND rock ends of the musical spectrum. While MEGADETH are rightfully regarded as the world's 'State of the Art Speed Metal Band', from their earliest days some of the band's biggest songs have arisen when they've let off the gas pedal, while still maintaining the aggression.

"Coming to the realization that you need to walk away from a relationship that's very toxic, and how hard it can be to start down that road. But you know you need to, and just taking that first step is the hardest part. Whatever your leaving does to them, you have to block that part out, stay the course and do what's right for you. It will be hard in the beginning, but you have got to live for yourself to be worth a damn to anyone else. You've got to Soldier On!" - Dave Mustaine

MEGADETH will release their 16th studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! featuring twelve new tracks on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners. There will be a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12x24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph and a bonus 7-inch featuring "We'll Be Back" and the unreleased b-side "The Conjuring (Live)." The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via MEGADETH's official online store, through Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover, pre-order HERE:  https://megadeth.lnk.to/SickDyingDeadPR

On Tour with Five Finger Death Punch
08/19 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resort Amphitheatre
08/20/2022 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
08/23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/24 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphihteatre
8/26 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/27 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
8/30 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
09/01 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/02 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/04 Pryor, Oklahoma – ROCKLAHOMA
09/06 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
09/07 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union
09/09 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
09/10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
09/12 Wantagh, NY North Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/15 Camden, NJ Waterfrom Music Pavilion
09/17 Bangor, ME Maine Savings Amphitheater
09/18 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
09/20 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater
09/23 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/24 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
09/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
09/30 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago

10/01 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center 

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Trailer & New Theme Song/Video "21 Bullets" for 'The Retaliators' movie f/ Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandra, Ice Nice Kills, and From Ashes To New

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Better Noise released the Theme Song to the upcoming horror movie 'The Retaliators'. "21 Bullets" is performed by Motley Crue, with guest vocals from Danny from Asking Alexandria, Spencer from Ice Nine Kills, and Danny from From Ashes To New. 

Better Noise produced the movie (as they did "The Dirt" a few years ago), and aside from the "regular" actors, a number of their artists have various parts in the movie. Jacoby from Papa Roach is a prime "nemesis", Ivan from Five Finger Death Punch is the head of a biker gang whose brother is "the bad guy", members of 5FDP are in the "biker gang", and (of course he does) Tommy Lee plays a strip club DJ. THE RETALIATORS is based on the real-life story of an upstanding pastor who uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter's brutal murder and stars Michael Lombardi (FX's 'Rescue Me,' 'The Deuce') and Marc Menchaca ('Ozark,' 'Black Mirror') The movie goes into wide theater release on Wednesday 9/14 including in various theaters around Columbus. Get your tix here: https://www.retaliatorsmovie.com/

"Writing a new theme song for a horror flick was inspiring," says Sixx. "This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it took me in a different direction from the first theme song I wrote – 'The Dirt (1981)' by Mötley Crüe. I worked with some great new artists to create a new sound that will stretch Mötley Crüe's audience to new fans. I had a great time writing it, and I think our fans will love it too!"

The digital version of THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK will include the track "Cops Are Here" from the movie's official score, which was arranged by Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. The soundtrack audio will also include snippets from the film interspersed throughout the track listing, driving the film's main message, "If you could have one minute alone with the person who killed your loved one, would you take it?"

THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK is due 9/16 Track Listing and Pre-order here: https://theretaliators.ffm.to/retaliatorssoundtrack

  1. Papa Roach - The Ending
  2. The HU - This Is Mongol
  3. Eva Under Fire - Blow (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)
  4. From Ashes To New - Scars That I'm Hiding (feat. Anders Fridén of In Flames)
  5. Asking Alexandria - Faded Out (feat. Within Temptation)
  6. Tommy Lee - Tops (feat. Push Push)
  7. Classless Act - Classless Act (feat. Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe)
  8. Five Finger Death Punch - Darkness Settles In
  9. NOTHING MORE - TIRED OF WINNING / SHIPS IN THE NIGHT
  10. Crossbone Skully - Evil World Machine
  11. The HU – Wolf Totem (feat. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach)
  12. Bad Wolves - If Tomorrow Never Comes (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)
  13. Cory Marks - Burn It Up
  14. Tempt - Living Dangerous (feat. Dorothy)
  15. Hyro The Hero - Who's That Playing On The Radio? (feat. Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe and Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)
  16. Cory Marks - Blame It On The Double (feat. Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman and Jason Hook)
  17. All Good Things - For The Glory (feat. Hollywood Undead)
  18. The Retaliators - The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets) (feat. Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes To New)
  19. The Retaliators, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – "Cops Are Here"
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