By now, I know I'm not the first person to say it, but I still have to: Happy New Year.

2022 was a pretty special year to be a Metallica fan and there's no question that 2023 is going to be even more memorable. And since the latest edition of The Ultimate Metallica Show landed on the weekend that split '22 and '23, I figured we should make it as memorable as possible, too.

To do that, I turned to you.

I put out a call for you to help curate this special New Year playlist and you did not disappoint. We received requests from all over the country and a couple from our Ultimate Metallica radio family, too. I even dedicated one of the tracks to my young daughter who has become obsessed with "Lux Æterna."

If you missed it, don't worry, you can catch it on the Ultimate Metallica stream, and you can check out the full playlist and recap below, too.

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2

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What are we planning for the first show of the first full weekend of 2023? Who knows, but I do know this: You can always be part of the playlist. All you have to do is send me a message in the Ultimate Metallica app or hit us up on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. It is always as simple as that.

Watch Metallica Perform "Lux Æterna" Live in Los Angeles

11 Amazing Metallica Concert Posters From 2022

Even before Metallica announced plans for their 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, 2022 was shaping up to be one of the most memorable years in the band's career.

They put together a massive run of shows across South America, pulled out some live rarities in Europe and tore through the states with big appearances in cities like Chicago and Boston. Most notably, they created an unforgettable live experience for fans with an old-school show in honor of Jonny and Marsha Zazula, Metallica's first-ever managers and co-founders of Megaforce Records. And they will close out the year with an acoustic performance at The Helping Hands Concert in support of Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation.

As Metallica have done for decades, each live experience in '22 wasn't just about the music, but also about the unforgettable show posters tied to each concert. While we prepare ourselves for Metallica's huge M72 tour in 2023 and 2024, let's take a moment to look back at some of our favorite Metallica concert posters from 2022.

Metallica 2022 'The Helping Hands' Concert

Metallica debuted new UFO and Thin Lizzy covers at their third annual 'The Helping Hands' show.

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