Metallica Release “Screaming Suicide” From Upcoming Studio Album ‘72 Seasons’

American Heavy Metal band, Metallica, dropped the second track from their much-anticipated forthcoming album 72 Seasons. Called “Screaming Suicide,” the song is accompanied by a black and white grainy music video, directed by Tim Saccenti, who also led the visuals of the recently released single “Lux Æterna.” 

Written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo, the song’s first verse says: “Welcome to this life/ Born into the fight/ Here to claim your dream/ Look you in the eye/ Patch the broken sky/ Craving dopamine/ Then my voice appears/ Teaching you of fears/ Are you good enough?/ You don’t recognize/ Head is full of lies/ You should just give up.”

The band revealed that “Screaming Suicide” “addresses the taboo word of 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 believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”

Speaking of the inspiration behind the album title, frontman James Hetfield said: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are.” 

He continued, “I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

72 Seasons is set to come out April 14th, 2023 and will be followed by M72 World Tour, which will kick off on 27 April in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, home of Ajax.

Watch the official music video for “Screaming Suicide” here: