's Lars Ulrich
once again reassured the fans about the band's commitment to writing new music, saying that the metal titans are by no means trying to avoid the new album.
"We'll always make another record,"
he told the National
. "We're certainly not avoiding making another record. We've been fiddling around a little bit when we have a week here, a week there, but we realized the other day that this movie will take up realistically the next four or five months."
Meanwhile, Metallica's album sales have gone through the roof since the premiere of "Through the Never
" 3D film. As Metal Injection
reports, six of the band's efforts, including five early releases and the movie's soundtrack have landed on the Billboard Hard Rock
Specifically, "Through the Never
" soundtrack sold around 7,200 copies during the last week, the "Black Album
" scored 2,400 sales figure, "Master of Puppets
" bagged around 1,400 units, "...And Justice for All
" sold about 10 copies less than "Master," "Ride the Lightning
" reached the 1,327 figure and finally "Kill 'Em All
" sold just over 800 units.
This means that the total sales have summed up to 15,000 albums, which is no mean feat on today's metal market. The same source also indicates that within the past week, "Black Album" outsold new albums from such acts as Soulfly
, Black Sabbath
, Bring Me the Horizon
and the Devil Wears Prada
But back to Lars' interview, the drummer also discussed the group's longevity, saying that every endeavor Metallica took was a trial by fire.
"I think we have tremendous respect for whatever it is Metallica means,"
he said. "I've never known anything else. This is the only band I've ever been in, since I was 17. So ultimately, you want it to survive, and you figure out what works, what doesn't work, and what's best for the band. Somewhere along, you just figure it out and you pray you have more good days than not."