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METALLICA releases 'Too Far Gone?' live digital single


METALLICA released “Too Far Gone? (Live From MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ – August 6, 2023)”, a digital single capturing the debut “M72” tour performance of the “72 Seasons” standout track as played for some 80,000 fans on night two of the tour’s North American opening weekend. Hailed for “its roaring melody” by the OC Register in their review of METALLICA‘s recent record-breaking weekend at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, “Too Far Gone?” has quickly become a staple of the “M72” “No Repeat Weekend” setlist rotation.

Watch “Too Far Gone? (Live From MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ – August 6, 2023)” below.

As for the original studio version of “Too Far Gone?”, it’s been reimagined as a music video directed by Coan “Buddy” Nichols (“The Original Skateboarder”“The Body Corporate”“Deathbowl To Downtown”“Love Letters To Skateboarding”). Through Nichols‘s lens, “Too Far Gone?” becomes the score to raw METALLICA performance footage intercut with action shots of pro skater Felipe Nunes. The energy levels of the two scenarios feed off one other, resulting in peak after peak of hyperkinetic intensity — plus a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo from Tony Hawk, who premiered the video yesterday.

“Too Far Gone?” is taken from METALLICA‘s latest album, “72 Seasons”, which sold 146,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marked the band’s 12th Top 10-charting album, of which eight have reached the top two.

“72 Seasons” had the biggest week for any rock or hard rock album since TOOL‘s “Fear Inoculum” arrived in September 2019 with 270,000 equivalent album units.

“72 Seasons” was released on April 14 via METALLICA‘s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, it was METALLICA‘s first full-length collection of new material since “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”.

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