Metallica Singer Says New Album Will Feature ‘Lots of Different Sounds’


Story by Cat Badra

Metallica’s James Hetfield says the band’s upcoming release will offer different sounds and styles

Metallica fans waiting for new music from the metal men may have to wait a while. Singer James Hetfield says that although the guys have a crop of tracks already written for a new album, it’s been nearly impossible to record the set because the band is always touring.

“Gigs keep popping up that are too exciting to stay home for,” Hetfield told Australian radio station Triple M, when asked about the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic. “We have lots of material [we’ve been] working on from the day Death Magnetic ended all the way up until now.”

As for what the new material sounds like, Hetfield says the new tracks offer “lots of different sounds [and] different styles.”

“We’re one of those bands that doesn’t really care what people want,” he said. “We have been artists since day one. We’re not going to roll over for anyone and, you know, we’re Metallica for a reason and we’re going to keep doing that.”

In other Metallica news, the band is holding the second annual installment of their Orion Music + More Festival on June 8 and 9 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. In addition, the group’s 3D concert film, “Metallica Through the Never,” is set to hit movie theaters on August 9.



Posted by Cat Badra | Metal, Music, Rock News

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