Monday, December 19, 2022

Metallica perform live debut of new single Lux AEterna

Metallica delivered the live debut of their new single, “Lux AEterna”, during their The Helping Hands Concert & Auction in Los Angeles on December 16, and fan-filmed video from the event is streaming online.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and featuring an opening set by Greta Van Fleet, the show at the Microsoft Theater was to raise funds for Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation, which works with partners around the world to combat food insecurity, provide funds in areas of natural disaster, and support education with the ground-breaking Metallica Scholars program, now in its fourth year.

Metallica played a brief acoustic set that included covers of tracks by Thin Lizzy and UFO before launching an electric performance with the 1984 instrumental, “The Call Of Ktulu”, and featured a mix of classic tracks and fan favorites; the band was joined by St. Vincent for their 1992 hit, “Nothing Else Matters.”

The recently-released “Lux AEterna” serves as the first preview to Metallica’s forthcoming album, “72 Seasons”; due April 14, 2023, the follow-up to 2016’s “Hardwired... to Self-Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

To learn more about the band’s foundation, visit

Get your copy of the new single here.

See also:

Metallica share behind the scenes look at Lux AEterna video
Metallica release Lux AEterna lyric videos in multiple languages
Metallica announce M72 world tour
Metallica stream lead single from new album 72 Seasons
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