Metallica have started “jamming” new material

Written by LN Team / March 20, 2019

It’s been three years since Metallica dropped their last album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’, but their bassist Robert Trujillo has promised fans that their next album won’t take as long.

In a podcast with The Music, he said they’ve already begun “jamming” on new material.

He went on to share, “We have a zone we call ‘The Tuning Room’ which is a space where we can jam and warm up before the show. We’re always in there coming up with ideas and you may get a few seconds of an idea but everything is recorded, always. And then of course at home, everyone has got ideas.”

“‘Death Magnetic’ was, for the most part, a collaborative effort. ‘Hardwired’ was more central to James’ [Hetfield] specific ideas and was also taking the spirit of what we had done on the previous record. I’m excited about the next record because I believe it will also be a culmination of the two records and another journey. There’s no shortage of original ideas, that’s the beauty of being in this band.”

Plus said the following about a specific time-frame for the release: “It will come a lot sooner than the previous two did… this time around I think we’ll be able to jump on it a lot quicker and jump in the studio and start working.

“We’ve all vowed to get this one going sooner than later. Now, how soon? I don’t know. We’ve been touring non-stop. It’s been over two years now. At some point, sure, we’ll need to take a little bit of a break. It’s sort of the right thing for us to do because we’ve been going so hard.”

Metallica kick off their Australian tour on October 17th at Perth’s Optus Stadium - click the button below for all the tour dates and info.

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