Metallica drops new song “If Darkness Had a Son”

Author Hernan Osuna - 2.3.2023

Heavy metal icons Metallica have released a new track called “If Darkness Had a Son,” which is the third song they’ve dropped from their upcoming LP “72 Seasons”. Watch the official video below.

The four-piece teased the song on TikTok for several days leading up to its release. The initial clip they posted featured drummer Lars Ulrich playing the song by himself, then the next day they uploaded a “duet” video featuring Robert Trujillo, the next day they added James Hetfield, and finally, Kirk Hammett joined in as well. They each played their parts from separate locations, similar to how “72 Seasons” was written during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The new album will be out everywhere on April 14. You can pre-order your copy here, and get tickets to Metallica‘s upcoming tour on