bassist Rob Trujillo
gave a brief update regarding the band's new album, dubbing "Death Magnetic
" a "launch pad"
for what's to come next."We're writing man,"
Rob told VH1
. "We've prepared one song, which may or may not be on the album, but it's a lot of fun. We're playing it live. It's called 'Lords of Summer.' We had some fun putting that together."And there's a lot of really, really great riffs and possibilities for some great new songs. I'm really excited,"
he continued. "I think we're all very excited. We actually started writing about a year ago and then we kind of had to step aside from it because of the 'Through the Never' film but now we’re back into the swing of things and that's our goal this next year: to prepare a whole bunch of cool music."
Bringing up the matter of the band's latest album, the bassist noted, "It feels like 'Death Magnetic' was the launch pad for what we're about to do in a lot of ways. That album took a lot of time to make but the good thing about it was it was a way to establish how we work together, at least this version of the band. And now we feel like we're a better band. We've had a lot of challenges in recent years as a unit and now we can take that to the studio and make something great with it. Hopefully everyone will love it."
During the rest of the chat, Trujillo discussed the late bass icon Jaco Pastorius
, describing him as a major influence and a "beautiful monster so to speak."
Check out the full interview here