Lars Says 20 Songs Written For Next Metallica LP

But diminutive drummer warns the band will proceed at its own pace with impending opus

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Well, that’s not totally true.

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, drummer extraordinaire, told RollingStone.com that the band’s got close to 20 songs written to their next album.

Not 20 in total, but almost 20.

Lars says Metallica will soon commence pre-production for the new album.

“We are fucking in it,” Ulrich says. “We’ve got lots of songs, and we’re honing them and tweaking them. It’s pretty close.”

Lars added that for Metallica, “there’s been a distinct difference between the creative phase and the recording phase. With this project, we’re trying to bridge the two a little more organically and not have there be such a great divide between the processes. We want to see if we can bring some of the creative curiosity, the impulsive stuff that happens when you’re first playing a song into the studio.

“You want to tweak it and get it good, but you also want to record it in a way where it doesn’t feel labored over and overthought. We’re trying to figure out where that line is.

“The creative elements are getting close to being done. Just remember, this is still ‘Metallica time.’ When I say we’re close to being done, it means the next month or so. There’s a lot of stuff going on as life continues with family and personal events… But we are certainly down there [writing] pretty much every day.”

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