Saturday, November 7, 2015
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is sharing an update on the status of a new album from the metal veterans.
The band have been writing and recording the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic” for more than a year as they juggle demands for live shows around the globe.
“Well, you know, we're moving forward,” Hammett tells 103.3 The Edge in Buffalo, NY. “We're hoping that the album will be released next year. It's pretty much more along the same lines as 'Death Magnetic' — kind of like that direction. And, you know, we'll see.
“We're into it. I don't wanna say that we're a third into it, or two-thirds into it, or an eighth into it, 'cause anything could happen that'll just change that number. But, eventually, you will see a new Metallica album, and it will most likely be in 2016, and at the very worst, at the beginning of 2017."
Metallica wrapped up their 2015 live schedule in September with a headline set at the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.
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