Metallica finally working on new album
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Metallica finally working on new album




Metallica will be spending the first part of the New Year working on their new album Kirk Hammett has confirmed.

Speaking to Billboard.com Hammett said the band are finally focused on getting the followup to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' done and dusted; When we start, that's going to be our main priority, and we're pretty excited about it because we've been saying we need to start working on this album, but we've been procrastinating greatly with it," he says. "We've pretty much come up with every sort of excuse we can not to start work on the album, but we've run out of excuses, so we pretty much have to start work on it now."

According to Kirk the procrastination has not however been the result of not having enough material to work with; "We're a band that never has a shortage of ideas," Hammett says. "You hear about these bands that are sitting in the studio and they don't have any songs, what are they gonna do? That's not METALLICA. METALLICA's problem is the total opposite. We have too many ideas. James [Hetfield, guitar/vocals] has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those number alone are just crazy. That's formidable."

Do not expect to see a new Metallica album in 2014 though. When asked about a release date during a recent interview with Kerrang! drummer Lars Ulrich responded "Actually, we know the date… no, we don't! If I was betting on this, I would say 2015 — that's where my money is. So if you think of the actual age of this planet, if it's been 75 billion years since dinosaurs walked the Earth or whatever, then one year is basically a blink of an eye, right?"

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