January 30, 2023

Metallica’s first new track in six years is off to a quick begin. “Lux Æterna” has hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart in its second week of launch, whereas additionally topping 10 million streams on Spotify.

“Lux Æterna” is the primary single from Metallica’s extremely anticipated upcoming album, 72 Seasons, which arrives on April 14th. After debuting at No. 2 in its first week out, the observe knocked fellow legendary metallic act Ozzy Osbourne’s “Considered one of These Days” from the No. 1 spot on the Mainstream Rock tally this previous week.

General, “Lux Æterna” marks Metallica’s eleventh No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Oddly sufficient, they by no means hit No. 1 with any songs from “The Black Album” or earlier releases, regardless of these first 5 LPs thought of metallic classics. Their first No. 1 was “Till It Sleeps” from 1996’s Load.

In the meantime, “Lux Æterna” is already approaching 10.5 million streams on Spotify as of this posting, a powerful whole contemplating that the track simply got here out on November twenty eighth. Nevertheless, it’s obtained a protracted strategy to go earlier than catching Metallica’s prime track on Spotify, as “Enter Sandman” is about to hit 1 billion streams.

Metallica gave “Lux Æterna” its reside debut at their annual “Serving to Fingers” charity live performance this previous Friday (December sixteenth). Heavy Consequence was in attendance on the Los Angeles occasion, and you may try our recap and photograph gallery, plus video footage right here.

Followers will be fairly certain that Metallica will carry out “Lux Æterna” on their lately introduced 2023-2024 North American tour. The outing will see the metallic icons carry out two distinct units over two nights in every metropolis, and have assist from such acts as Pantera, 5 Finger Demise Punch, Mammoth WVH, Ice 9 Kills, and Greta Van Fleet. Decide up tickets through Ticketmaster.

Should you haven’t heard “Lux Æterna” on the radio or streamed it on Spotify but, or for those who simply need to give it one other spin, watch the music video beneath through YouTube (the place it already has 11 million views).

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