Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Says Not to Expect New Album in 2013


Story by Anne Erickson

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich says it would ‘stun’ him if the band’s new record came out in 2013

Even though Metallica are busy wrapping up work on their upcoming 3D movie, the metal guys aren’t neglecting their new album. Ulrich says that the band is focused on writing and recording their upcoming studio set, and although things are going well, fans shouldn’t expect it to drop in 2013.

“…It would stun me if the record came out in 2013,” Ulrich told U.K. magazine Classic Rock. “We’ve got to finish this 3D movie, which is what we’re doing right now.”

As for the sound of the new release, he envisions the new music to be along the lines of what the guys churned out on 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”

“There aren’t many Metallica records that sound as good as Death Magnetic four years after they were made,” he said. “What we’re doing now certainly sounds like a continuation.”

Switching gears to the new movie, Ulrich says the 3D film has quite a few comparisons to Led Zeppelin’s classic 1976 concert film, “The Song Remains the Same.” Even so, the two flicks have their differences.

“The stuff that takes place offstage in the Metallica movie does not feature any members of Metallica,” he said. “It’s two separate worlds — a Metallica show and a story that unfolds in a parallel universe — and at some point they intertwine.”



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