Metallica have unveiled the new song “Screaming Suicide,” the second single from legendary metal band 72 Seasons’ upcoming album out April 14.
“Screaming Suicide” follows the lead single “Lux Æterna”, which the band debuted in late November following the announcement of “72 Seasons”.
Frontman James Hetfield says of the new song, “’Screaming Suicide’ addresses the taboo word suicide. The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another I think most people have thought about it. To face it is to say the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”
The thrashy tune is accompanied by a performance music video directed by Tim Saccenti, which can be seen below.
Metallica are celebrating the upcoming release of 72 Seasons with their 2023-2024 “M72 World Tour” where they will play two unique sets over two nights in each city. The trek includes two North American legs, one in summer 2023 and the other in summer 2024, along with the support of Pantera, Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch and others. Day tickets for each city go on sale this Friday (January 20) via Ticketmaster. Two-day tickets are still available through Ticketmaster or StubHub.
Listen to Metallica’s new song “Screaming Suicide” below.