Lars Ulrich: 'We're one day closer' to new Metallica album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 February 2014

This article is from 2014.

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Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, claims they're getting closer to finishing their new album although there's still a lot of work to be done

Lars Ulrich says Metallica are in no hurry to finish their upcoming album.

The metal band have been busy with their feature film 'Through the Never', but are now working on the follow-up to their 2008 record 'Death Magnetic', although Lars admits they're in no rush to complete it.

The drummer said: "What I can say is, we're one day closer to the next record being released than we were yesterday. Unless there's what's called an 'Act of God,' I would hedge my bets that '201' would be the first three digits in the release year.

"And I don't know much beyond that. We've been jamming along. We've been putting in some time."

The heavy metal legends - made up of frontman James Hatfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo - will premiere a new track on their upcoming tour but Kirk claims they haven't done much work on the album so far.

He added to Rolling Stone magazine: "We've jammed on certain bits and pieces of music ... But we're still going through that process. Once we figure out what pieces of music are actually gonna work us, then we're going to start turning those pieces of music into songs and seeing where that leads us."

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Chart-topping metal behemoths on a world wide tour following the release of their latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Mon 30 Oct

prices vary / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Sat 28 Oct

£50.55–£85.55 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sun 22 Oct

£58.75–£97.75 / 0844 856 0202

With Kvelertak.

Tue 24 Oct

£58.75–£97.75 / 0844 856 0202

With Kvelertak.

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