Friday, April 25, 2014

Metallica update new album status

Metallica have been talking about getting to work on a new album for the past few years, and now drummer Lars Ulrich is sharing an update on the band’s plans for the project.

"We're going through the grind," Ulrich tells Rolling Stone. “We're in there doing riffs and putting them into songs. We don't really write one song and then show up the next day and do another one. We just work on riffs and sections, connecting riffs and tempos and moods."

There's no timeline for the release of the album, but Ulrich says they've made much progress. "We've been doing this, off
and on, for the better part of a year,"
he says. "We're going to do these dates this summer and then really hone down. I'd say that right now, we're in the fourth inning."

The four members of Metallica took breaks earlier this month to travel with their kids during spring break, but they plan on getting back together before the beginning of May.

"We're going to start talking about who is going to produce the album," says Ulrich. "We haven't started recording yet. But we are deep into the songwriting part of it."

Metallica wrapped up their 9-date “By Request” South American tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 30.

The band will launch a European summer tour in Helsinki, Finland on May 28.

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