Metallica’s James Hetfield On New Album: “We Have Tons Of Material To Sift Through”
Metallica frontman and living fucking legend James Hetfield is keen to get cracking on that new album sooner rather than later – once this whole groundbreaking, record-breaking 3D film spectacular business is out of the way, of course.
“Hopefully [we will return to the studio] soon,” Papa Het tells Oakland Press. “I’m itchin’. We have tons of material to sift through. That takes a lot of time, because there’s a lot of great stuff. I know we only need a few songs, but there’s 800 riffs we’re going through. It’s kind of insane. We have sifted through a lot of the stuff and pulled the cream of the crop — it’s just sitting there waiting for us to take it to the next level.”
“I know we do need to decompress after this, get this film thing out of our systems. It’s taken up a lot of time and a lot of effort. We go full-throttle into something and multitasking is not what we’re after. So the next record will hopefully start some time in the spring.”
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