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Metallica may re-enter studio in September

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012


Drummer Lars Ulrich has said Metallica may “try to get another record done” as soon as September, but only once they’ve finished with their previously speculated-about 3D feature film. Yes, apparently ‘Metallica: The Movie’ (not its real title, which is still to be confirmed) is definitely happening, and will be directed by ‘Predators’ filmmaker Nimrod Antal.

Anyway, to this potential Metallica LP, what will be the band’s eleventh studio album proper (ie not featuring Lou Reed) to date.

Metal Hammer quotes Ulrich as sharing the news with press at a conference earlier this week. And he said: “Every time James Hetfield picks up a guitar, there are some brilliant riffs that come out of it, and I try to make sure that they are all recorded and try to do my best to keep up with them and try to put some drums in behind them”.

He continued: “So there are, obviously, tons of ideas sitting around waiting to be had at in terms of turning ideas of James’ into songs. Pretty much when we’re done with the movie and with [US music festival] Outside Lands, which should all be wrapped up by early September, we’re gonna basically just concentrate on new music and try to get another Metallica record done”.

So that’s that, then. And look, here’s Ulrich again, making what’s known on Twitter as a ‘trombone #fail’ during a visit to Metallica’s brass concert band, The Soul Rebels: