Kirk Hammett Says Metallica Will ‘Buckle Down’ on New Album in September

2014-05-20

Story by Anne Erickson

Metallica plan to start recording their follow-up to ‘Death Magnetic’ in September

Metallica have been talking about writing and recording a new album for years now, and fans keep having to wait for the new songs. Now that summer is on the way, it looks like the guys will be busy with family activities, according to a new interview with Kirk Hammett in Guitar World magazine. Still, Hammett gives hope that the band will be ready to finally start recording their follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic” in September.

“We totally want to make an album,” Hammett said in the interview, “but…we have families now. It’s gonna be summertime soon and it’s hard to work [then] because the kids are out of school.”

Metallica have plenty of material in the words for the new album. According to Hammett, the band has “a backlog of riffs in the riff bank. Now it’s about picking riffs out, putting them together and moving along. Later, we’ll revisit it all and see where it goes.”

He added, “September is gonna be the time when we buckle down. I know I told everyone it was gonna be last January…but that’s just the way it goes!”




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