Metallica will hit the studio in 2014 to record their follow-up to 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’
For a while now, Metallica have been hinting that they’re looking to record their follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic” as soon as time allows. Now, the bass player Robert Trujillo has revealed that while the band started writing songs for the new album late last year, the guys are on target to hit the studio and record the release in 2014.
“[We went through] what I call the process of elimination, where we go through all the riffs and ideas we’ve all had, and we’re 80 percent of the way through that,” Trujillo tells the U.K. Telegraph. “The plan is next year to move forward and start recording.”
Trujillo remained a bit ambiguous about how the tracks are shaping up, but he thinks fans will dig the new sounds. “Metallica always takes on the challenge, and the fans can take what they want from it,” he notes. “At the end of the day, we always get them back.”
In other Metallica news, the metal band will release the soundtrack to their upcoming 3D movie, “Metallica Through the Never,” on Tuesday (Sept. 24). In addition to the regular release, a vinyl version of the soundtrack, which also includes some limited-edition singles, is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
“Metallica Through the Never” the movie will open in IMAX theaters across the U.S. for one week beginning on Sept. 27. Following the IMAX run, the movie will expand into regular theaters beginning Oct. 4.
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