Illustrative photo – American metal band Metallica performed on August 18, 2019 in Prague. From left are guitarist Kirk Hammett and guitarist/singer James Hetfield.
Prague – The new album of the American metal band Metallica called 72 Seasons can be heard on April 13, the day before its release, also in selected Czech cinemas. All twelve new songs with a total length of 77 minutes will be able to be enjoyed by fans in Dolby Atmos surround sound. Each song will be accompanied by its own music video and commentary by the band members. Sabina Coufalová informed ČTK about this on behalf of the distribution company Aerofilms.
“This is a huge opportunity for Metallica fans to be among the first to hear the new album. We are extremely excited to be a part of this historic global moment – connecting Metallica with their fans through this broadcast,” said Kymberli Frueh of Trafalgar Releasing, who previously handled among other things, about the cinema distribution of the documentary S&M? charting the union of Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
From the new album, Metallica has so far released the tracks Lux ?terna, Screaming Suicide and If Darkness Had a Son. The name of the new release 72 Seasons refers to the first formative eighteen years of human life.
Last June, Metallica's concert ended the Prague Rocks festival in Prague's Letňany. According to the organizers, almost 50,000 spectators applauded the loud production. Hundreds of other people watched the concert from behind the fence.
The group Metallica plays repeatedly in the Czech Republic, the last time they performed in Prague was in May 2019, when they offered an enthusiastic audience songs from their then new album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct as well as old hits at a concert of their WorldWired Tour in Letňany. According to the organizers, approximately 70,000 visitors arrived at that time.
Metallica was founded in 1981 in Los Angeles by drummer Lars Ulrich together with singer and guitarist James Hetfield. Her records Ride the Lightning from 1984 and Master of Puppets from 1986 had a great response. The latter became the first metal album to be included in the National Recording Registry by the US Library of Congress. The Metallica record (Black Album) from 1991 catapulted the band to musical superstardom.
Collaboration between cinematographers and the music industry is quite common. In the Czech Republic some time ago, among others, Lemmy's documentaries about the leader of the British heavy metal group Motörhead Lemmy Kilmister, Rammstein – In Amerika or Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest were shown in cinemas.