Metallica concludes ‘Kimmel’ residency with “If Darkness Had a Son”; ’72 Seasons’ out now

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Metallica‘s four-night residency on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! came to a close Thursday with a performance of “If Darkness Had a Son,” a track off the band’s brand-new album, 72 Seasons.

The residency launched Monday with a rendition of the lead 72 Seasons single “Lux Æterna.” Throughout the week, Metallica also played the Black Album tune “Holier than Thou” and the Stranger Things-boosted classic “Master of Puppets.” The metal legends also took part in a comedy skit in which they learned puppetry.

Metallica played the residency in honor of 72 Seasons‘ arrival, which finally came Friday. 72 Seasons is the 11th Metallica album and the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.

Metallica will hit the road on a world tour in support of 72 Seasons starting later this month in Europe. The trek will come to the U.S. in August.

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