New Metallica Album Should Be Done This Summer But May Not See Release Until 2017

by VVN Music

It has now been eight years since Metallica released their last album, 2008's Death Magnetic and there's a chance it will become nine before anything new hits the market.

Drummer Lars Ulrich told Metal Forces magazine that plans for the album would be finalized in June but that doesn't mean that it will see the light of day this year. While he would like a 2016 release, it could be held until next year. "It will be because there’s some sort of cosmic reason that it would be smarter to hold onto it until next year."

Ulrich did confirm, though, that the album is essentially finished. "We’re now coming towards the end of the musical creative process and we’re starting to look ahead and the process of how we’re gonna share this record with the universe. The month of June is basically when we’re gonna sit down and figure what we’re gonna do with it all; what we’re gonna call it and what’s gonna be on it."

Greg Fidelman, who also engineered Death Magnetic, has been working on the album since last summer.

While it's been eight years since Death Magnetic, Metallica hasn't been just sitting back and relaxing. In 2013, they released the 3D concert/narrative film combination Metallica: Through the Never, headlined Glastonbury in 2014 and have toured on a fairly regular basis. Ulrich also previously told Billboard that the creative process is now more complex for the band. "The way we do things now is very different than the way we did things back in the days of Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning. Nowadays we like to do so many different things."

1 comment

Keith Jordan said...

I believe Metallica's latest album is "Lulu", from 2011.

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