Metallica studio pictures
A bunch of new photos of METALLICA rehearsing and writing material for its upcoming album have been posted online at this location.
Launch Radio Networks reported two weeks ago that METALLICA has written about 25 songs for its ninth studio effort and is now concentrating on trimming that list to one album’s worth of material, which it will begin recording in January. Ulrich told Launch on December 5 that the band’s summer European tour, on which METALLICA played its classic 1986 album “Master of Puppets” in its entirety, paved the way for the sound of the new album. “What I hear sounds very lively, very spunky, got a lot of energy,” he said. “I think that the shows we played over the summer, we were definitely leaner and kind of in better shape than we’ve been in a long time. I mean, having to deliver ‘Master of Puppets’ for three months this summer definitely revitalized some of that stuff in us, and it’s been kind of fun having that in the back of our mind as we’ve been going through this process. I don’t know what else to say. It’s a little early to put it into a one-sentence soundbite on Blabbermouth, if you know what I mean.”