It's one of the most anticipated album releases of the year, and you can celebrate with indie record stores!

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Metallica Teams Up with Indie Record Stores

It's impossible to think of hard rock and heavy metal, and NOT think of Metallica.  They're one of the big 4 of thrash metal and one of the biggest bands in the world.   This year Metallica is gearing up for a huge release, when their album '72 Seasons' drops on April 14th.

To help launch the new record in a big way, Metallica has teamed up with local record stores all across the U.S. to host listening parties to celebrate the launch of their newest album.

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Southern Indiana Record Stores Participating

There are three locally-owned record stores in the Evansville area that will be participating in this exciting listening party.   Here are the three record stores participating in the Metallica '72 Seasons' listening parties:

Atmosphere Collectibles- 2525 Stringtown Road, Evansville

Atmosphere Collectibles shared a Facebook event for the 72 Seasons listening party that will take place on April 14th and said:

Happy Metallica "72 Seasons" Listening Party Everyone!!
Check out the new Metallica album at your favorite local indie record store!
Atmosphere Collectibles will be jamming "72 Seasons" all day, but the "Listening Party" will start at 4:30 pm.
We will have some extra goodies with purchase of the new album and also some giveaways for anyone in attendance.
The indie exclusive vinyl is on "Midnight Violet" Vinyl, and we will also have it available on CD & Cassette!
You are invited to come and mingle with other Metallica fans & hopefully make new friends!!
More details to come soon!
Thank you for supporting local small businesses!
Photo by Joe Vasquez on Unsplash
Photo by Joe Vasquez on Unsplash

Space Monkey Records - 1201 E. Riverside Dr. Evansville

Space Monkey Records shared a Facebook event page for the listening party that will take place on April 14th and had this to say:
Join us for the release of 72 Seasons! We'll be jamming to Metallicas new record and giving away a one of a kind Metallica merch. (Space Monkey personalized of course)

Record Cellar- 427 Main Street, Vincennes

A quick note, Record Cellar will be hosting its special album release party on Thursday, April 13th.  Owner, Rick Patterson took to Facebook to say:
Record cellar will be hosting listening party for new Metallica April 13

I love seeing indie record stores hosting listening parties and love even more that vinyl has become so popular again.  I can't wait to pick up the new purple edition of 72 Seasons and support local record stores in the process!

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