26 September 2023

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Metallica Releases Live Single “Too Far Gone?” and Unveils Music Video

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Metallica Releases Live Single “Too Far Gone?” and Unveils Music Video

Metallica has just released their digital single, “Too Far Gone? (Live From MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ – August 6, 2023)”, capturing the debut performance of the standout track from their album “72 Seasons.” The performance took place during the “M72” tour’s North American opening weekend, in front of an audience of 80,000 fans. “Too Far Gone?” has quickly become a favorite among Metallica fans and a staple of their setlist rotation.

The original studio version of “Too Far Gone?” has been reimagined as a music video directed Coan “Buddy” Nichols. The video combines raw performance footage of Metallica with action shots of professional skateboarder Felipe Nunes. The energy between the two elements creates a hyperkinetic intensity throughout the video, with a brief cameo from Tony Hawk.

Metallica recently completed the first North American leg of their “M72” world tour, with their next “No Repeat Weekend” scheduled for November 3 and 5 at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The tour features two completely different setlists and support lineups for each “No Repeat Weekend.” Opening acts include Pantera, Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, Architects, Volbeat, and Greta Van Fleet.

“Too Far Gone?” is a track from Metallica’s latest album, “72 Seasons,” released on their own Blackened Recordings. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 146,000 equivalent album units in its first week. It marks Metallica’s 12th Top 10-charting album, with eight of them reaching the top two positions.

The making of “72 Seasons” involved a more collaborative process among all four band members. Drummer Lars Ulrich explained, “There’s a lot more democracy on this album. Lars and I gave up the steering wheel a little more than usual.” Guitarist Kirk Hammett added that the album showcased a more open and creative attitude among the band members.

In the seven years since their previous album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,” Metallica has also reissued classic albums, released a live album with the San Francisco Symphony, commissioned a covers album, and gained chart success with their song “Master Of Puppets” due to its feature in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.”

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