Metallica “Weeks” Away From Recording Next Album

Kirk Hammett says the pioneering metallers have a ton of ideas for ‘Death Magnetic’ follow-up

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If you liked Death Magnetic (and the Ghost of Facebook Post past tells me some of you do), guess fucking what?

Metallica — the once great pioneering metal band with a drummer who can hardly play — will soon begin tracking songs for their next album.

Guitarist Kirk Hammett tells Billboard.com that, “in a couple of weeks,” recordings will begin as they enter a studio to make melodic metal mediocrity magic.

“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,” Kirk 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.”

Kirk says there’s ideas aplenty for the new disc. No shit.

“We’re a band that never has a shortage of ideas,” Hammett says; but there’s good ideas and bad ideas, right?

“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] has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those numbers alone are just crazy. That’s formidable.”

So now we wait. Will it be worth it? You know the answer to that.

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