METALLICA almost finish the writing session for the upcoming and new studio album. The band’s drummer Lars Ulrich revealed the new album status.
Lars Ulrich recently talked about the new METALLICA album and said, “Not soon enough! Right now, I’d say the hardest thing about all this is trying to plan because five minutes later, those plans change – that’s just the nature of the state of the world at the moment and we’re going to have to accept and surrender to it.” This time he discussed whats happens on the new album and what process are they in right now.
In a new interview on Rolling Stone‘s “Musicians On Musicians” and chat with Phoebe Bridgers, Lars Ulrich talked about the new METALLICA album:
“We are three or four weeks into some pretty serious writing. And of all the shit — pandemics, fires, politics, race problems, and just fucking looking at the state of the world.
It’s so easy just to so fall into a depressive state. But writing always makes me feel enthusiastic about what’s next. It’s like, ‘Fuck, there’s an opportunity here to still make the best record, to still make a difference. To still do something that not even turns other people on, but turns me on.'”
He also added why they delayed the new album:
“Being a rock and roll band and working virtually is not super easy. Time delays, all these things make it really hard. The main thing we miss is being able to hear each other.
So if we’re all four in a room together, we can connect with each other and we can hear each other. If I’m playing here in San Francisco, and Kirk and James, our two guitar players, are either in O’ahu or Colorado, there are significant time delays. It’s very hard for us to play at the same time. If I’m doing what we call steering, which means that I’m playing a beat and they’re playing to me, I can’t hear what they’re playing, and vice versa.
We can’t all hear each other in a universal fashion. So there are some significant complications we have. Our recording team and our production team are speaking to software makers all over the world [about] how to crack the code on this. Nobody has quite figured it out yet.”
Lars Ulrich on Napster:
“It was the strangest fucking summer. Because I was mostly on the front lines, it left me kind of shell-shocked. It really started more like a street fight.
It was like, “Wait a minute, one of our songs is playing on a bunch of radio stations in the Midwest?” It was a song we hadn’t released yet. So we started tracing it back, and it was like, “Napster, what the fuck?” The environment we were brought up in was if somebody fucked with you, we’d just go after them. And then all of a sudden the lights came on, the whole world was watching.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBx8wfvBQxU&feature=chaospin.com
We guess the new METALLICA album release in sometime 2021. You can watch Lars Ulrich‘s full interview below!