James Hetfield

Metallican James Hetfield selventää tulevan albumin nimeä: ”Elämääni on mahtunut paljon pimeyttä…”

Kirjoittanut Arto Mäenpää - 6.12.2022

Metallijätti Metallica julkaisee huhtikuun 14. päivä seuraavan, ”72 Seasons” -nimisen albuminsa Universal Musicin kautta. Yhtyeen laulaja-kitaristi James Hetfield kertoo albumin nimen tulleen hänen hiljattain lukemastaan kirjasta. Kirja kertoo ihmisen nuoruudesta aina syntymästä 18 vuoden ikään asti. Hetfield kertoi radioille lähettämässään ääniraidassa kokeneensa elämänsä aikana paljon pimeyttä mutta myös valoa ja toivoa paremmasta. Hetfield kertoo tulevan albumin nimen taustasta seuraavasti:

“‘72 Seasons‘ came out of a book I was reading about childhood, basically, and sorting out childhood as an adult. And 72 seasons is basically the first 18 years of your life. How do you evolve and grow and mature and develop your own ideas and identity of self after those first 72 seasons?

Some things are more difficult than others—you know, some things you can’t unsee and they’re with you for the rest of your life, and other things you’re able to rewind the tape and make a new tape in your life. So that’s the real interesting part for me, is how you’re able to address those situations as an adult and mature.

There’s been a lot of darkness in my life, and in our career, and things that have happened with us. But always having a sense of hope, always having the light that is in that darkness… Without darkness, there is no light, and being able to focus a little more on the light in life instead of all of the… how it used to be and how horrible it is… There’s a lot of good things going on in life—focusing on that instead, and it helps to balance out my life.

And there’s no one meaning to it — everyone has some sense of hope or light in their life, and, obviously, music is mine. And the song specifically talks about gathering of people at a concert and able to see the joy and the life and the love that comes out of music and the family and the kinship in that, and just a sense of uplifting.”

Kuuntele albumilta hiljattain julkaistu ensimmäinen single ”Lux Æterna” tästä:

Yhtyeen kiertuesuunnitelma näyttää seuraavalta:

27.4. Johan Cruuf Arena, Amsterdam, Alankomaat (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
29.4. Johan Cruuf Arena, Amsterdam, Alankomaat (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
17.5. Stade de France, Pariisi, Ranska (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
19.5. Stade de France, Pariisi, Ranska (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
26.5. Volksparkstadion, Hampuri, Saksa (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
28.5. Volksparkstadion, Hampuri, Saksa (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
16.6. Ullevi Stadium, Göteborg (feat. Volbeat & Mammoth WVH)
18.6. Ullevi Stadium, Göteborg (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
4.8. Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
6.8. Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
11.8. Stade Olympique, Montreal, Kanada (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
13.8. Stade Olympique, Montreal, Kanada (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
18.8. AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
20.8. AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
25.8. Sofi Stadium, Los Angeles, Kalifornia, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
27.8. Sofi Stadium, Los Angeles, Kalifornia, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
1.9. State Farm Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
3.9. State Farm Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
3.11. The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
5.11. The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
10.11. Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
12.11. Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, USA(feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
24.5. Olympiastadion, München, Saksa (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
26.5. Olympiastadion, München, Saksa (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
7.6. Olympiastadion, Helsinki (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
9.6. Olympiastadion, Helsinki (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
14.6. Parken Stadium, Kööpenhamina, Tanska (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
16.6. Parken Stadium, Kööpenhamina, Tanska (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
5.7. PGE Narodowy, Varsova, Puola (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
7.7. PGE Narodowy, Varsova, Puola (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
12.7. Estadion Civitas Metrpolitano, Madrid, Espanja (feat. Architects & Mammoth WVH)
14.7. Estadion Civitas Metrpolitano, Madrid, Espanja (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
2.8. Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
4.8. Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
9.8. Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
11.8. Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
16.8. U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
18.8. U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
23.8. Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Kanada (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
25.8. Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Kanada (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
30.8. Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington, USA (feat. Pantera & Mammoth WVH)
1.9. Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington, USA (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
20.9. Foro Sol, México, Meksiko (feat. Greta Van Fleet & Mammoth WVH)
22.9. Foro Sol, México, Meksiko (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)
27.9. Foro Sol, México, Meksiko (feat. Greta Van Fleet & Mammoth WVH)
29.9. Foro Sol, México, Meksiko (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills)