Monday Fresh: New Metallica Could Take Until 2014

Metallica are excited to be writing again, but say it could take until 2014 before fans can hear their next album.

Monday Fresh: New Metallica Could Take Until 2014
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Metallica are exciting to be starting on their next record - but it could take until 2014 before fans get to hear it. Speaking at a press conference at the weekend, James Hetfield said he can't wait to get stuck in to the project: "I've been itching to write for a long time - all of us have - so there's lots of ideas," he said (via Blabbermouth). "There's been lots of little things that have kind of jumped up and gotten in the way of writing. So we're pretty excited to get writing again. It could go very quick, it could take a long time; we have no idea. That's the beauty of the artform." Lars Ulrich is more wary of saying the writing could wrap up soon when they have projects like their Orion Music Festival and 3D concert film to work on. "I wouldn't use the word 'close'. I mean, obviously, in the context of, say, the age of planet Earth, we're pretty close. But in the context of, say, other things, there may be one or two football seasons, or one or two baseball seasons, or one or two hockey seasons," he told Vancover radio station The Fox (via Ultimate Classic Rock). Can Ulrich put a date on the album release? "I would say late 2013 or early 2014... I think even late 2013 may be a bit optimistic. I would say hopefully we can realistically get a record out probably about a year and a half from now, so maybe early 2014."

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    Shotgunmerc
    So they supposedly have thousands of ideas and yet it'll take another two years to be done...seems legit.
    Superperfex
    Remember when Iron Maiden would release an album every year? That was when they were in their early days. Now Metalica, as mentioned above, have thousands of riffs and still want to take that long for an album? It's much easier nowadays to produce and record an album. Excuse my French, but what the ****?
    NoInnerKind
    I'm fine with this. I'd rather have them sit down and put some effort into the album, rather than rush one out the door and have it be full of fillers.
    UniformRecon
    I have a feeling that it'll be delayed for one of three reasons 1.) Lars is sucking at drumming so he'll take forever. (Fyi to people who don't know about studio recording, drum tracks are recorded first, and no one can record until drums are recorded). 2.) They'll take forever to get some better production. God, I've really been disappointed in Rubin lately. 3.) James will be recovering in a rehabilitation asylum under his beliefs that he is a table.
    Rob E
    Superperfex wrote: Remember when Iron Maiden would release an album every year? That was when they were in their early days. Now Metalica, as mentioned above, have thousands of riffs and still want to take that long for an album? It's much easier nowadays to produce and record an album. Excuse my French, but what the ****?
    Pretty much all bands who have been around for a long time take longer in between albums as time progresses...Metallica managed to get from KEA to Justice pretty rapidly. Life and other shit takes over. It is disappointing that this will only be their 10th studio album after 30+ years, but whatever...i love 'em and i'll be seeing them whenever they tour near me. It'll be here when it's done...life's too short to be worrying about how slow they are at recording and releasing albums.
    Sundben
    I have always loved Metallica and always will. I hope the new album will be fantastic!
    jonathanb2
    smittyanthrax wrote: UniformRecon wrote: I have a feeling that it'll be delayed for one of three reasons 1.) Lars is sucking at drumming so he'll take forever. (Fyi to people who don't know about studio recording, drum tracks are recorded first, and no one can record until drums are recorded). 2.) They'll take forever to get some better production. God, I've really been disappointed in Rubin lately. 3.) James will be recovering in a rehabilitation asylum under his beliefs that he is a table.I was argeeing with you on your points until you got to the lame/predictable table joke.Theyre not funny anymore.
    You're wrong. It's still funny.
    smittyanthrax
    Doesnt suprise me at all.Im still looking forward to it but i wont despair as plenty of other bands i like have albums coming out.
    Stojan75
    UniformRecon wrote: I have a feeling that it'll be delayed for one of three reasons 1.) Lars is sucking at drumming so he'll take forever. (Fyi to people who don't know about studio recording, drum tracks are recorded first, and no one can record until drums are recorded). 2.) They'll take forever to get some better production. God, I've really been disappointed in Rubin lately. 3.) James will be recovering in a rehabilitation asylum under his beliefs that he is a table.
    4) Kirk can't find his wah...
    todd6138
    Probably trying to figure out how many ways James can rhyme with itch-ah
    Firehawk2410
    Jeez...a lot of Metallica haters in here. Anyway, I'm happy to see a new album, but it's probably going to be $19.99 USD when it comes out and it won't get much cheaper, just like all of their other albums.
    Jazz1992
    RDSElite wrote: Honestly, I don't give a shit about a new Metallica album. Just wanted to point that out.
    Wow. You are so goddamn cool. Wow.
    Leather Sleeves
    Sometimes it's good to take your time, look at Worship Music, Anthrax was working on that for almost 8 years, although they sort of had a good reason to. I would have gladly given Death Magnetic back and waited an additional until now.
    ne14t
    Death Magnetic was a turn in the right direction, and it was post production that screwed that album up, that and they could have had a couple songs in the 3-5 minute range to break up all those 8-10 minute songs other that that I really liked that Metallica album, which is something I couldn't say since about 1989. Personally I think they should ditch the 3D movie idea and just work on there damn album!
    cmvideo
    Just another example of why a great band like Dream Theater is so under appreciated. Just 5 guys pounding out album after album of the most complex musical stuff out there. The there's bands like Metallica who take 6 years to put out an album 1/2 as involved as their old stuff. Ugh.
    Ironpriest
    [quote] a lot of Metallica haters in here. Anyway, I'm happy to see a new album, but it's probably going to be $19.99 USD when it comes out and it won't get much cheaper, just like all of their other albums. [ \quote] Well...put $10.00 away this year, then another $10.00 next year and WOW now you can afford it!!
    stiklyman
    I wouldn't mind if they went back to an ...And Justice For All format mixed with their new style. I just hope that any new album they make can breathe new life into Metallica. It's hard to listen to Metallica when I have great new bands on my iPod to listen to.
    nnb
    ne14t wrote: Death Magnetic was a turn in the right direction, and it was post production that screwed that album up, that and they could have had a couple songs in the 3-5 minute range to break up all those 8-10 minute songs other that that I really liked that Metallica album, which is something I couldn't say since about 1989 . Personally I think they should ditch the 3D movie idea and just work on there damn album!
    Comments like that are whats wrong with Metallica fans, like it or not Black,Load and Re-Load all had GOOD songs and are good albums. Not your cup of tea? Thats fair, but to seems like most early metallica fans don't know how to appreciate music as art and just want distortion, power chours and looks of screaming.
    Maiden95
    Frustrating of course, but I think it'll be worth the wait. That's just me being optimistic though.
    iommi600
    Take the time it needs to take, just bring up an album that doesn't sound like recorded in some backyard using a cellphone recorder.
    Skiny boy89
    Cool, can't wait. I've been waiting for a new Metallica album for a while now. I'm not really looking forward to waiting 1 1/2 years but i'm sure it'll be worth it!
    LesPaulGuy77
    Honestly at this point I just never want to read "Metallica" on an LP again. They used to be a great band, now they aren't.
    smittyanthrax
    UniformRecon wrote: I have a feeling that it'll be delayed for one of three reasons 1.) Lars is sucking at drumming so he'll take forever. (Fyi to people who don't know about studio recording, drum tracks are recorded first, and no one can record until drums are recorded). 2.) They'll take forever to get some better production. God, I've really been disappointed in Rubin lately. 3.) James will be recovering in a rehabilitation asylum under his beliefs that he is a table.
    I was argeeing with you on your points until you got to the lame/predictable table joke.Theyre not funny anymore.
    nafireball
    Whoever the **** says that Lars is sucking at drumming wasn't at Orion. Here's the full show of the first day.
    If you have the time, watch it.
    BassFishin
    Death Magnetic was great, except the production value was crap. I'd rather them really take their time, especially when recording everything. Do you guys remember when James' vocals sounded distant, with lots of echo and/or reverb? Remember "Hit the Lights"? If they applied that kind of production to this new album, they can take until 2017 for all I care!
    ZomBBoognish
    nafireball wrote: Whoever the **** says that Lars is sucking at drumming wasn't at Orion. Here's the full show of the first day.
    If you have the time, watch it.
    Lars even says he's not a very good drummer. He said "I'm not a particularly accomplished drummer but I am very, very, very good at understanding the role of the drums next to James Hetfield's rhythm.."
    MasterOMuppets
    To all those who constantly bash Metallica. You ppl are disrespectful *****s that dont realize what this band has been through and how hard they have worked. It is okay not to like something, but don't go on the internet and start picking at ppl u dont even know. They could retire anytime they want and spend their time with their families, but they dont. They keep going to bring music to fans and the ppl. They make the records tehy want to make, but they always put themselves on tour for the ppl. It isnt going to be perfect becuz they are human. There are always going to b mistakes at every concert of every band on the planet. If u want perfection, make a bunch of robots and program them to play the songs perfectly.
    Ougagagoubu
    Superperfex wrote: Remember when Iron Maiden would release an album every year? That was when they were in their early days. Now Metalica, as mentioned above, have thousands of riffs and still want to take that long for an album? It's much easier nowadays to produce and record an album. Excuse my French, but what the ****?
    Dude even if they had 100000 riffs. They have to pick the 12 or 13 best out of them or more and put them together to another masterpiece. You can produce much faster that's right but good music/art takes it's time. I'm looking forward to it
    thrash17
    are u telling me im going to be a senior before the next metallica album comes out? cmon guys. megadeth put out 2 albums so far before u guys put out one. falling off the map.
    RUSTDOGG666
    Yeah this is so fresh because we didn't just hear in a previous article that Lars said that it was going to take until 2014 for it to be released.
    Mootallica
    You need to remember, 30 years ago, they never had families to take care of. You may not understand how much time and effort it would go to juggle a career as big as Metallica with family as well. Hence why it takes longer, for all older bands nowadays, to bring out new records.
    Nerdpunx
    I don't care how many thumbs down I'm going to get, but I love Metallica over the top. Looking forward to this album. I guess it's some kind of fashion to hate Metallica.
    6-String_Madman
    ZomBBoognish wrote: nafireball wrote: Whoever the **** says that Lars is sucking at drumming wasn't at Orion. Here's the full show of the first day.
    If you have the time, watch it. Lars even says he's not a very good drummer. He said "I'm not a particularly accomplished drummer but I am very, very, very good at understanding the role of the drums next to James Hetfield's rhythm.."
    Agreed. Lars may not be as skilled as the likes of Lombardo, Barker, etc... but considering that he is the only person(in my opinion) who has that level of synergy with James skills, both in songwriting and execution of songs. Lars also has the unique presence in the music industry that stirs a lot of emotions from people... You either extremely like him or extremely hate him. No middle ground there.
    scrymusic
    2 years is nothing... Look how long ot takes Tool... And we are still waiting... Quality takes time... We dont want another st anger.
    Sparda93
    IF they need that long to make a GOOD album again, i hope they take a long time off to write their "full of ideas" album
    j-walk
    LouDog17 wrote: Too bad the world ends this December.
    No they found a new calender that extends us another 500 years, no joke.
    metallica-#1
    BuriedAlive7x wrote: The new Metallica album should be OVERLOAD.
    Pretty sure that joke has been made ever since St. Anger was announced
    stonyman65
    What are they going to call this new album? I think they should just cut the shit and call it "disappointment", because that is what it will probably be.
    rmzeppelin1919
    bunch of tired old men trying to be angry after 30 years of fame and fortune. sounds pretty forced to me. frankly, they should quit while they're ahead (or at this point, not too far behind) count their blessings and go down as one of the few good bands that actually called it quits before their name became a joke. look at journey for instance. GREAT band in their heyday, but now, sans steve perry and 20-30 years later, they still tour and coming from someone who has seen the new lineup personally, its a bit ridiculous. i don't hate metallica. they helped change the scene and have defined several generations of musicians and music appreciators. only they can spoil all they've accomplished, and i would hate to see another lulu or st anger taking them further in the wrong direction. if you can't produce an album to the caliber of your older stuff or even death magnetic, don't. you guys are gods. you definitely don't need anymore money, and you have plenty of good material to tour and such with until you can't tour anymore. i would love to see another good metallica album, but i am rightfully skeptical. prove me wrong and i'll admit it, but until then....noooot really paying much more attention than reading articles.