Metallica frontman James Hetfield has confirmed the band are currently recording new music for the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”
The rocker revealed the news during an interview with EMGtv about his new Het Set pickups and his three signature ESP guitars - Truckster, Snakebite, and Iron Cross.
“We’re recording right now, and there’s the No. 1 guitar, the No. 2 guitar and here’s the third-track guitars that just sound different,” says Hetfield. “They all sound different.”
Metallica spent much of the spring and summer on the road while they worked on sifting through hundreds of riffs for the project.
"We have a lot of good songs," revealed guitarist Kirk Hammett in April. "The songs are ever-changing at this point. Nothing is etched in stone. We still have a lot of material have to sift through, still. We have well over a dozen songs and we still have well over two or three hundred riffs, too, so it's hard to say at what point we actually are in in the project.
“I don't think we hit the middle point yet. I would say we're at the 25 percent point, maybe 30 percent point. It's hard to say, but I mean we are working on it and there are songs and we're making plans to write more songs and record."
Metallica recently wrapped up their 2015 live schedule with a headline set at the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil last month.
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