Metallica Plan to Start Work on New Album Soon
Even before Lulu dropped a couple of years ago, Metallica started talking about a proper follow-up to Death Magnetic. Yet, in spite of all the talk, with members giving interviews about its status, the band hadn’t started any proper work. However, according to an interview Kirk Hammett gave to Billboard, Metallica’s expected to go into the studio in a couple of weeks.
Why the wait? Hammett explains the band procrastinated: “We've pretty much come up with every sort of excuse we can not to start work on the album, but we've run out of excuses, so we pretty much have to start work on it now."
Along with this, Hammett reveals he fears all of the ideas all other band members have, and trying to condense that down. He told the publication: “Metallica's problem is the total opposite. We have too many ideas. James (Hetfield) has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those number alone are just crazy. That's formidable."
Death Magnetic came out in 2008, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The release sold 490,000 copies its first week. With Lulu, even as polarizing as that collaboration was, serving as filler in between, there doesn’t yet appear to be a deadline for the album, or a potential release date. For the time being, fans will have to settle for concert video Metallica Through The Never, which follows the band’s Grammys performance with classical pianist Lang Lang.
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