Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo spoke about '72 Seasons' with Le Journal

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo talked about «72 Seasons


“This new album, in my opinion, is really cinematic. You can close your eyes, listen to the songs and it can take you places. In an interview with Le Journal, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo is very excited to present the band's new album,72 Seasons, to the whole planet, next week.

“It always takes forever before we're not releasing a new album. But that's how it is with this group! said Robert Trujillo with a smile, in our 20-minute Zoom interview yesterday afternoon.

72 Seasons is the band's first record since Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, released in 2016. This time around, however, musicians have a good explanation for the long hiatus, as the pandemic has seriously slowed down the creative process.

“When we finally ended up together in the same room, after all the confinements, we were so happy that it showed on the songs, I think”, says Trujillo.

Robert Trujillo

To mark this long-awaited release, the group organized a planetary “listening party” on April 13. In many theaters around the world, fans of the band will be able to listen to 72 Seasons in its entirety.

“It's going to be really cool,” Trujillo said. It's a really powerful album sonically. To present it in cinemas, with visuals and all the fans who share this moment, it will be great. And it's gonna sound wonderful, trust me. It will be an experience like in a sound amusement park [laughs]. »

Riot at the Stadium

On August 11 and 13, Metallica will return to the Olympic Stadium in Montreal for the first time since the famous riot 1992. Although he didn't join the band until 2003, Trujillo remembers hearing about that moment.

“I don't think there will be a riot this time- here!, he said, laughing. I don't think we need that in our lives right now. »

« Canada has been incredible for us, especially this part of the country, he says in reference to Quebec. The energy of the crowd is so powerful, it feeds us. […] It is a somewhat European energy. It's really exciting. Plus, Montreal is a great city. I haven't been there for a long time. I can not wait to return to. »

In its new world tour, Metallica will give two completely different concerts in each city. “It will be like a weekend in every city to celebrate the band,” says Trujillo.