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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica perform onstage during Global Citizen Festival 2022: New York at Central Park on September 24, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Metallica’s first studio album since 2016’s Hardwired to Self-Destruct is coming. The new album is 72 Seasons. James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are again co-producers with Greg Fidelman, a producer from Slipknot, Black Sabbath records. What kind of Metallica record can we expect this time around? What will Lars’s snare drum sound like?

Metallica will support 72 Seasons with the massive “M-72.” world tour. The trek is scheduled to begin on April 27 in Amsterdam and run through Sept. 29, 2024, in Mexico City. The band will play two nights per city over the course of a “No Repeat Weekend,” with each night featuring a different set list and lineup. Opening acts include Pantera, Wolfgang’s Mammoth WVH, and Greta Van Fleet, with a stop at Ford Field in Detroit for two days with one day for rockers to rest. It’s November 10 and 12, 2023.

The best part is the concert will be “in the round,” right smack dab at the 50-yard line making almost every seat a good seat. Remember when Metallica played in the round in 2009 at Joe Louis Arena? I thought I had crappy seats and turns out the band played right in front of me. I know it’s a year away but a show like this will be epic. The new album will be a concept record. Allegedly it centers on the perception of the world today through their eyes. I don’t want to get too deep into phycology wise but remember how that concept worked for Pink Floyds’, “The Wall.”

Metallica has been together since 1981 and this is the best news coming from the Metallica camp in a long time. The only thing is I hope I don’t have to get a second mortgage on my house to afford tickets. Metallica has announced a new album titled 72 Seasons, to be released on April 14.

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Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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