Metallica release video for new single “Lux Æterna” from upcoming album ’72 Seasons’
Heavy metal giants Metallica consisting of frontman James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo have unveiled a video for their new single “Lux Æterna” from their upcoming studio album 72 Seasons, which will be available on April 14, 2023.
“For some, seeing Metallica topping the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2016 may seem rather surprising. This is especially so when you consider that the thrash metal giants do not get that much coverage on Sleaze Roxx compared to other websites. However, the reality is that the group is simply likely the most popular heavy metal band around these days. Metallica have broken down so many barriers for heavy metal bands worldwide and along with Iron Maiden, seem universally liked by most metal fans, no matter what sub genres they are really into.
Is Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Metallica‘s best album? Far from it actually and it is likely that the heavy metal giants will never be able to come up with an album as good as their first five — Kill ‘Em All (1983), Ride The Lightning (1984), Master Of Puppets (1985), …And Justice For All (1988) and the Black Album (1991) — the “Big Five” if you will. Nevertheless, Metallica‘s popularity seems to be on an almost constant uphill climb despite some missteps along the way. It probably helps that the group is taking more and more time between new studio album releases, with Hardwired…To Self-Destruct taking eight years to follow up Death Magnetic, which only helps to build the anticipation for the next Metallica album.”
Metallica‘s “Lux Æterna” video: