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Friday, July 27, 2012

When Can Fans Expect A NEW METALLICA Album?

During an Outside Lands festival media call, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said that they're looking to get into the studio in September to work on their NEW album! But the big question is: how close are METALLICA fans from listening to some NEW material?

"I wouldn't use the word 'close.' I mean, obviously, in the context of, say, the age of planet Earth, we're pretty close. But in the context of, say, other things, there may be one or two football seasons, or one or two baseball seasons, or one or two hockey seasons… We've gotta do this movie, and we're gonna get back to writing when we've done this movie. I would say late '13 or early '14. It's difficult to imagine… I think even late '13 may be a bit optimistic. I would say hopefully we can realistically get a record out probably about a year and half from now, so maybe early '14."

When asked about how far along is the band with the writing of the NEW album, James Hetfield said: "I only have 846 riffs. In iTunes, you can see how many things you've got. And that does not include the soundchecks, the stuff we goof around with here. You plug in an amp. Suddenly it makes you feel good — you come up with a riff. 'Dude, did you get that?' You can't get away from being recorded here."

In a historical twist of events, METALLICA will be performing eight concerts in Mexico City! Heavy Metal's biggest band, will be performing at the Sports Palace in Mexico City on July 28 & 30 and August 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, & 9. Additionally, the band will be unveiling their NEW stage: a 140x50-foot stage that features colossal components and striking visual elements spanning Metallica's 30-year career.

Then they will be performing a hometown show in San Francisco, California as part of the Outside Lands festival at the Golden Gate Park!

Related links:
Metallica's Official Site
Artisan News Service

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