Metallica Release “Blackened” Performance From Paris
Metallica has shared a professionally-filmed video of their live performance of the 1988 classic, “Blackened” taken from their May 17 show in Paris, France.
The song was released as the opening track for their fourth album …And Justice for All. During the first of Metallica’s two shows at the city’s Stade de France, “Blackened” made its M72 world tour debut along with the band’s other classic hits.
Metallica will continue their two-year tour in support of the new album, 72 Seasons. They are scheduled to perform in various European cities before heading to the United States. Their initial shows in America will take place on August 4th and 6th at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
72 Seasons was released on April 14. Produced by Greg Fidelman, James Hetfield, and Lars Ulrich, the record marks the band’s first new studio album since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
Hetfield said about the album title:
“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. 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 re-enactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”
Watch their live performance of “Blackened” below.