Metallica will use movie theaters to host a “worldwide” listening party for 72 Seasons

Metallica onstage in 2022
(Image credit: Jeff Kravitz / Getty)

Metallica have announced plans for a global premiere of their forthcoming album 72 Seasons that will see the band hosting surround sound listening parties in movie theaters on April 13 – the night before its release.

Every track on the album is set to be accompanied by its own video, and the playback will also be intercut with commentary from the band around the songs and the making of the album. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.