Metallica's Hetfield on New Album: 'It's Quality Over Quantity'

artist: Metallica date: 05/22/2014 category: general music news
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Metallica's Hetfield on New Album: 'It's Quality Over Quantity'
Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently discussed the band's upcoming album, pointing out the desire to present quality over quantity.

Explaining once again how the group has accumulated well over 800 fresh riffs, James told Live 105:

"We are constantly inspired by stuff - not just books or movies or thing like that but life happenings, being parents, things that happen in life. Lyrically, especially, comes from within. We've all learned a lot in our lives this past six years. That will show up in there."

Asked on whether the copious amounts of new material might result in separate records released in a similar manner to "Load" and "Reload," Hetfield replied (via Blabbermouth):

"No, I don't think so. 'Load'/'Reload' was more like overload. There were a lot of songs and what are we going to do with all these. We can make a lot of songs pretty good. I think we learned a little bit of a lesson from that why not focus on eight to ten really good ones.

"It is quality over quantity," the frontman noted. "Not that they weren't great songs, but it seemed a little much to bite off and chew. And making the fans wait even longer and ourselves, frankly ... waiting longer to release something. We are going to be focusing on a single album."

Finally, James discussed the future of Orion festival, which he had previously dubbed "a disaster financially." The musician wasn't too certain about the matter, saying, "I don't know if it will happen in the States ever again. Who knows what will happen with that? Other things like going to Antarctica, playing in China for the first time, and continuing to do festivals and writing a new record. That is what is on the agenda."
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