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Metallica announce global listening party for new album ‘72 Seasons’, buy tickets now

And yes, it's coming to NZ.

Keen to be one of the first in the world to hear Metallica’s upcoming album?

The metal titans have announced a global premiere for their forthcoming album ‘72 Seasons,’ where fans around the world will be able to listen to the album in full a day ahead of its release. 

The global listening party is set to be aired in surround sound exclusively in cinemas worldwide, with each song featuring an accompanying music video and commentary from the band.

Since we’re in NZ, we’ll be the first fans in the world to hear new Metallica. How good. 

“Be the first to hear the band’s new album, 72 Seasons, the day before its release, on the big screen with pummeling surround sound in this special event exclusively in cinemas for one night only,” an official press release reads.

The global premiere will also feature “exclusive interviews with Metallica, with the full band delving into the origins and stories behind the songs and accompanying music videos for every track on the album.”

It'll be held on Thursday April 13th, with the album dropping the following day on the 14th. 

Check out the list of hosting cinemas below:

Event Newmarket

Event Tauranga Crossing

Event Queen Street

Event St Lukes

Event Albany

Event Chartwell

Event Queensgate

Event Palmerston North

Event New Plymouth

Event Westgate

The Embassy Theatre

Event Manukau

Len Lye Centre Cinema

Reading Dunedin

Reading Invercargil

Reading Lynn Mall

Reading Napier

Reading The Palms

Reading Rotorua

Reading Porirua

The Hutt Pop-Up by Reading Cinemas

The band have dropped three tracks already off ‘72 Seasons’ - the lead single ‘Lux Æterna’, followed by ‘Screaming Suicide’ and their latest drop, ‘If Darkness Had a Son.’

Have a watch of the official global listening party video trailer up top.