Celebrate Metallica’s new album, ‘72 Seasons,’ with their SiriusXM Channel, Mandatory Metallica

Mandatory Metallica

Mandatory Metallica — Metallica’s exclusive SiriusXM channel — is back for a limited time in celebration of their upcoming album, 72 Seasons! From today (April 4) through May 3, tune in to Channel 105 on your radio or the SXM App to hear music and content curated by Rock & Roll of Fame band Metallica.

Mandatory Metallica will feature the rock great’s ferocious, heavy music, including their remasters, demos, alternate mixes, live concerts, and favourite songs by other artists. Additionally, tune in from April 14 at 3am ET through April 16 to hear a special simulcast on both Mandatory Metallica and Liquid Metal (Ch. 40) for the release of 72 Seasons, Metallica’s highly anticipated 11th studio album, due out April 14. Produced by Greg Fidelman, the new LP features 12 songs, including the previously released “Lux Æterna,” “Screaming Suicide,” “If Darkness Had a Son,” and “72 Seasons” (see full tracklist below).

Also, listen as Metallica members James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo deliver an exclusive track-by-track special about 72 Seasons featuring commentary about each song on Mandatory Metallica. Both Hetfield and Trujillo will also share the music they grew up listening to in special Guest DJ sets in honour of 72 Seasons, the title of which refers to how the first 72 seasons (or 18 years) of your life shape who you are. See the broadcast schedule for both specials below.

Need more Mandatory Metallica specials? Throughout the channel’s run, check out the following archival content anytime on the SXM App: Top 40 Best Metallica Songs (fan-voted poll); Metallica’s Apollo Theater performance (from September 21, 2013); plus original programming curated by Metallica: James Hetfield – Road Dog BrothersJames Hetfield – Riff LifeLars Ulrich – New Wave of British Heavy Metal ShowLars Ulrich – Heavy ’70s Deep Cuts; and Robert Trujillo – Aces of Bass.

Mandatory Metallica Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)

Lars Ulrich Interview (hosted by Shannon Gunz):

Tues 4/4 @ 5pE/2pP

Wed 4/5 @ 12pE/9aP

Thurs 4/6 @ 8pE/5pP

Fri 4/7 @ 2pE/11aP

James Hetfield 1st 72 Seasons Guest DJ Special:

Fri 4/7 @ 12pE/9aP

Sat 4/8 @ 6pE/3pP

Sun 4/9 @ 3pE/12pP

Mon 4/10 @ 9aE/6aP

Tues 4/11 @ 6pE/3pP

Wed 4/12 @ 9pE/6pP

Thurs 4/13 @ 12pE/9aP

Metallica 72 Seasons Track By Track hosted by James Hetfield & Rob Trujillo:

Fri 4/14 @ 7aE/4aP, 1pE/10aP, 9pE/6pP

Sat 4/15 @ 4pE/1pP, 11pE/8pP

Sun 4/16 @ 10aE/7aP, 6pE/3pP

James Hetfield Interview (Part 1 of Jose Mangin’s Metal Ambassador Podcast):

Fri 4/14 @ 12pE/9aP

Sat 4/15 @ 7pE/4pP

Sun 4/16 @ 4pE/1pP

Mon 4/17 @ 8aE/5aP

Kirk Hammett Interview (Part 2 of Jose Mangin’s Metal Ambassador Podcast):

Mon 4/17 @ 5pE/2pP

Tues 4/18 @ 10aE/7aP

Wed 4/19 @ 8pE/5pP

Thurs 4/20 @ 2pE/11aP

Rob Trujillo 1st 72 Seasons Guest DJ Special:

Fri 4/21 @ 12pE/9aP

Sat 4/22 @ 6pE/3pP

Sun 4/23 @ 3pE/12pP

Mon 4/24 @ 9aE/6aP

Tues 4/25 @ 6pE/3pP

Wed 4/26 @ 9pE/6pP

Thurs 4/27 @ 12pE/9aP

Rob Trujillo Interview (hosted by Shannon Gunz):

Fri 4/28 @ 12pE/9aP

Sat 4/29 @ 7pE/4pP

Sun 4/30 @ 4pE/1pP

Mon 5/1 @ 8aE/5aP

72 Seasons Tracklist

1 “72 Seasons”

2 “Shadows Follow”

3 “Screaming Suicide”

4 “Sleepwalk My Life Away”

5 “You Must Burn!”

6 “Lux Æterna”

7 “Crown of Barbed Wire”

8 “Chasing Light”

9 “If Darkness Had a Son”

10 “Too Far Gone”

11 “Room of Mirrors”

12 “Inamorata”