Earlier last week Metallica
drummer Lars Ulrich dropped a hint
of a major Metallica event coming in December, leaving the fans guessing and anticipating for further announcements.
Lars now discussed the big event with the Quietus
, revealing that the official info might drop as early as tomorrow (October 8). He also left those hoping for a Metallica Christmas album slightly disappointed.
"'Lulu' Part 2 - just to piss everybody off! [laughs],"
Ulrich jokingly kicked off. "I believe that there's an announcement on October 8. But don't hold me to that, I've been a little caught up in
["Through the Never
"]. It's not anything of that magnitude."
When asked on whether the announcement is related to a Christmas album, the drummer added: "I wish! There may be a few of you that would be disappointed, it's not anything quite at that level. I found myself telling one of your colleagues earlier, there's an Iron Maiden album called 'The Final Frontier.' So I'll borrow that from my interview an hour ago, and say, 'My clue will be the Iron Maiden album, 'The Final Frontier.'' There you go."
During the rest of the chat, Lars mostly focused on "Through the Never" 3D film, stressing that "compromise is not Metallica's major strength."
The film officially hit IMAX theaters on September 27 and then rolled out to regular 3D cinemas last Friday (October 4). The movie's soundtrack was subsequently released and managed to score a No. 9 debut on the Billboard 200 chart with 26,000 units shipped in the US within the first week.
But back to the big announcement - what do you think we might be looking at here?