Metallica's 3D Movie, Upcoming Album
As has been the case with many musical acts recently, Metallica is preparing to release a 3-D live concert movie but they insist that it will be more than what everyone else has been doing.
During a recent interview, Lars Ulrich said: "Yeah, I've got my horse and my sword and my battle armor. Not quite that, but there are stranger references than 'The Song Remains the Same.' I certainly don't mean to be disrespectful in that way; I have nothing but love for Led Zeppelin and 'The Song Remains the Same.' (The film) is a narrative, and the rest of the stuff that goes on outside of the concert is not going to feature members of Metallica...in any way, shape or form. It's a split narrative that kind of runs parallel to the concert."
The group toured through Europe earlier this summer and will be performing in eight shows at Mexico’s Palacio De Los Deportes. During this time, they will be perfecting the sequencing for the film which will be captured from concerts at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on August 24-25, 2012. "Then the rest of the film will be shot the next two or three weeks after the shows in Vancouver, into the middle to the third week of September," Ulrich added.
All of the togetherness and collaboration is making them want to work on new material, of course. As Ulrich explains: "It's been a very full year with trying to launch the festival and get this music project up and running. And you're sort of itching... I mean, every time James Hetfield picks up a guitar there's some brilliant riff that comes out of him, and I try to make sure that they're all recorded and try to do my best to keep up with them and try to put some drums behind them. In terms of turning ideas into songs, pretty much when we're done with the movie and with Outside Lands... we're going to basically just concentrate on new music and trying to get another Metallica record will be the priority. I mean, it's an amazing thing, 31 years into a career, to be able to be as busy as we are and for people to give a s***."
The film is slated for a 2013 release.
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