It is the third offering from the band’s forthcoming album ’72 Seasons’

Metallica [Tim Saccenti] 2023
Metallica [Tim Saccenti]

Metallica have revealed another new song from their upcoming album 72 Season. “If Darkness Had a Son” is the third offering from their soon-to-be eleventh studio LP, following previous singles “Lux Æterna” and “Screaming Suicide.” Stream the official video now below.

On April 14, 72 Seasons arrives via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Check out the album artwork and tracklisting below. 

The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140-gram black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital download.

Additionally, Metallica are returning to the road this summer. The band previously announced their M72 Word Tour which will see the band perform back-to-back nights at each stop with no repeat performances. In each city, special guests on Night One will be Pantera and Mammoth WVH. Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills will serve as support on Night 2. Tickets are on sale now HERE

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On April 27, Metallica will embark on the trek starting in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena. After a brief European run, the band will kick off the North American leg on August 4 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.