The METALLICA “72 Seasons Radio Special” will air twice this coming weekend on the stream at

On Friday, April 14 METALLICA will release their new album “72 Seasons“, which features the already released singles “Lux Æterna“, “Screaming Suicide“, “If Darkness Had a Son“, and the title track.

In celebration of the release, Loaded Radio will be taking an inside look at the new album along with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo in one-on-one conversation with host David Frick. The special gives a one of a kind experience highlighting songs from the album with the band discussing it’s creation.

The special is set to air on Friday, April 14 at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST with an encore running on Sunday, April 16 at 3 PM EST/12 PM PST. You can listen via the website or via the free Loaded Radio app.

72 Seasons” arrives via METALLICA‘s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track LP is the group‘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.

METALLICA and Trafalgar Releasing will hold a worldwide “72 Seasons” listening party. For one night only on Thursday, April 13, the album will be played in full in pummeling surround sound, exclusively for cinema audiences worldwide — with every one of the new songs featuring its own music video and exclusive commentary from the band. The result will offer fans an unforgettable night as they experience the new album first and fully on the eve of its April 14 release date.

The global premiere sees the thrash metal icons and Trafalgar joining forces once more, having previously worked together on the October 2019 worldwide cinematic release of “S&M²“, which documented the band and San Francisco Symphony reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their original “S&M” concerts and releases.