Metallica's latest album, 72 Seasons, has topped Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. The collection, which is the band's 11th studio set, peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
James Hetfield spoke about the band's mindset during the album sessions on the official “72 Seasons – So What! Interview”: “I think the trust factor in each of us and the acceptance of who we are and how we go about things is becoming easier the older we get. And we all have our ways of over-thinking stuff, under-thinking stuff, not being prepared — being over-prepared. Y'know, we all can tend to go back to our 'default' (emotions). And at the end of the day, it's more important just to be heard than to actually have it happen, y'know? So, allowing the voice, you learn even more about that person — and they learn a lot about themselves.”
Metallica kicks off their upcoming tour on April 27th and 29th at Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff Arena.