The iconic metal band Metallica is teasing a new song on TikTok and inviting fans to duet with them on it.
The metal icons will release their latest album "72 Seasons" on April 14 via their Blackened Recordings.
The 12th studio album is the first full-length collection of new material since 2016’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”.
The album consists of 12 tracks and is produced by Greg Fidelman with founding members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and clocks in at over 77 minutes.
Ahead of the release of the album, the band has been sharing an 80-second instrumental of what appears to be new music via TikTok, featuring each band member duetting with their bandmates.
The videos began with drummer Lars Ulrich, with three out of the four members now joining in. Guitarist Kirk Hammett seems set to complete the set today.
“Duet this,” they then wrote to fans. See all the videos below.
Duet this♬ original sound - metallica
@metallica #duet with @metallica ♬ original sound - metallica
Metallica announced the album last November alongside European and North American tour dates for this year and next.
The band has also announced a massive tour for 2023 and 2024. Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation.
The M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits — with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups.
James Hetfield previously spoke about the concept of the album title, saying: “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," he added.
"Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”