METALLICA members talk about how could be for their upcoming new album. Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich discuss in the latest interview from the September 2020 version of the metal magazine.
The 2016’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album which also METALLICA‘s first studio album collection of new music in 8 years. Also, in 2020, there are too many events that happen like James Hetfield was returning to his alcohol rehab. That also was in September 2019, the band’s epic and legendary concert show in their near-40-year history: S&M2. For this project they work with San Francisco Symphony, taking place over two nights at Los Angeles, California’s Chase Center.
During an interview with Metal Hammer, METALLICA members talk about the upcoming new album:
Lars Ulrich: “Other than connecting with our fans in whatever opportunity possible, new music is really what fuels everybody around here. So then, are we going to get a new Metallica album sooner than we might have expected?”
Kirk Hammett: “I’m just speculating. But if the touring world doesn’t start functioning in the same way that it used to, then I think the idea is to stay indoors and start working on songs, start to record. I think that’s probably the safest, most sensible thing for us to do!
Then Kirk added: “There’s a lot of material. I know I have tons because I totally overcompensated. You know, last time around, it was a real shock to my system losing all those musical ideas.
So, I was very determined to try and make up for a lost time. I also felt that, creatively, I have so much more to offer this time around.”
Rob Trujillo: “I’m not gonna speak on behalf of the other guys, but to me, it feels like this could be very collaborative. And for me personally, I love that. I love that we are in that headspace to be more collaborative, and I think that’s very exciting for where we’re at now, the journey we’re about to take, the fact that those doors are opening like that.”
Kirk Hammett: “It’s taking a couple of months, literally, for me to go through all. I’ve got a wealth of material, and so, at any given point when we all decide, ‘OK, let’s start formulating a schedule to start writing songs and recording it.’ I’m ready. I’m there, from day one.”
They also added: “Getting a chance to work on new music and throw ideas around is incredible. It’s always exciting. There are lots of ideas going back and forth. There was a real connection with the last record – the fans, the ways the planets aligned, the energy of the universe, whatever – and I think that energy is still present, inherent, and we feel really good about what’s next.
There’s some great riffs, some great ideas, and it’ll all take shape and at some point, when it’s safe and we’re all comfortable with it, we’ll all be in the same space and off we go.”
METALLICA‘s new album waiting for the next year means 2021. But there is no certainty yet.