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Metallica share new song, 'Screaming Suicide'

'The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside,' James Hetfield says about the '72 Seasons' track

Metallica have shared a second song from the forthcoming 72 Seasons, "Screaming Suicide." You can check it out above.

James Hetfield said about the song, " 'Screaming Suicide' addresses the taboo word of suicide. The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside. It's ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it's a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.” 

As previously reported, 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first album since 2016's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. The 12-track, 77-minute effort was produced by Greg Fidelman alongside James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

Said Hetfield about the concept behind the album’s title, "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."

72 Seasons is out April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. You can view the cover art and track list below, and pre-order on CD and 2LP in our shop.