Metallica hitting their stride again
Launch Radio Networks reports: METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich says in the new issue of England’s Rhythm magazine that working with producer Rick Rubin after spending 15 years and five albums with Bob Rock has “a completely different energy, a whole new vibe.” Ulrich told Launch that the band just felt it was time to make a change. “Rick, you know, between the [RED HOT] CHILI PEPPERS and AUDIOSLAVE and SYSTEM [OF A DOWN] and SLIPKNOT and what else, I mean, it’s sort of like, okay, I mean, he’s the obvious guy. He comes up with some great ideas and has a whole different way of looking at METALLICA than Bob, which is not anything about Bob obviously, but it comes from a very different place and it’s really revitalized some different things in us.”
METALLICA has been writing songs for its ninth studio album throughout much of the last year. The band will tentatively begin recording sometime this month.
Ulrich recently said that the sound of the new effort will veer away from the controversial, low-fi production on 2003′s “St. Anger”, which he called “a reaction to 20 years of doing things one way.”
The new METALLICA album is expected out by late 2007.