Everything you need to know about Metallica's scorching new album – only in the new Guitar World

june 2023
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As web traffic, YouTube views and Spotify plays will (and do) attest, a new studio album by Metallica is still headline news in guitar land – even 40 years after Kill ’Em All, their game-changing indie debut.

In the new issue of GW, we take you behind the scenes of the band’s 11th album, the mighty 72 Seasons. And it goes a little something like this:

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.