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Metallica shares live video of “Lux Æterna” concert debut

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Metallica has shared a new live video for “Lux Æterna,” the lead single off the band’s upcoming album, 72 Seasons.

The clip was recorded during the metal legends’ Helping Hands benefit show last week and marks the first time they’ve played “Lux Æterna” in concert. You can watch the performance streaming now on YouTube.

The Helping Hands show, which supports Metallica’s All Within My Hands charity foundation, also featured a surprise appearance by St. Vincent during “Nothing Else Matters.”

Meanwhile, the studio version of “Lux Æterna” is currently #1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, having reached the top of the ranking in just two weeks — the quickest ascent by any single since 2014.

72 Seasons, the follow-up to 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, drops April 14. Metallica will support the album on a giant world tour in 2023 and 2024.

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