Metallica: No Plans To Release 'Lost' Recordings

Metallica will not revert to their ten-year-old sessions from Presidio in San Francisco for their new album.

Metallica: No Plans To Release 'Lost' Recordings
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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Metallica will not revert to their ten-year-old sessions from Presidio in San Francisco for their new album. The group's drummer Lars Ulrich states that the band did not use any of those "lost" recordings on their 2008 album, "Death Magnetic", nor do they wish to revisit them for new material they will work on this spring. Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio, "There's certainly no plans right now. The Presidio was a real awkward time as we were kind of getting our feet wet again and when we were doing the whole 'Death Magnetic' stuff, we didn't go back and wade through hours and hours of Presidio stuff to try and see what could be resurrected." The Presidio sessions were abandoned after frontman James Hetfield entered rehab for an extended period. When the band later regrouped, they started fresh and recorded the album, "St. Anger". Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told RollingStone.com that the band will hit the studio in May to begin work on a mysterious new "recording project" that may not exactly be an album. Hammett elaborated, "We want to record it in two weeks. We had planned on doing it in March, but we pushed it back to May. I don't want to give too much away, but it's not really 100 percent a Metallica record. It's a recording project, let's put it that way. Without getting too deep into it, it's more a recording project than a bona fide Metallica album. Whether or not we can pull it off in just two weeks remains to be seen." One question, however, is how any new record would come out, since Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio that Metallica's contract with Warner Music Group is now done. "I do believe that we are without a record contract for the next record, so we'll come around to that one," he said. "I certainly at this point cannot say anything about what's gonna happen with the next record. It's not a conversation we've had, or at least not any conversation I've been part of in the last couple of years, and it's kind of cool to have nothing but options. So we'll see how it plays out." Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    GenerationKILL
    so is this new recording stuff going to be considered the new "album?" or are they doing this, THEN recording a new album? someone clarify?
    IRONMAIDENTLICA
    CliffBurton321 wrote: MetallicA probably makes the greatest covers
    Did you really take the time to capitalize the A so it looks like the logo?
    CliffBurton321
    SumFX wrote: randymeeks81 wrote: sounds like Metallica might be releasing another cover album. which would be cool. not a big 'tallica fan, but their guitar tones are pretty sick, and their production is usually pretty smooth too, so i'd be down for a covers album. Dear lord no, they seriously can't do covers. Not a dis on the band but what they did to the Misfits and Discharge is unforgivable.
    MetallicA probably makes the greatest covers
    Draconis93
    death eater wrote: Damn... Some of that shit from "Some Kind of Monster (Documentary)" was crazy. I liked "Temptation" and of course, the "Traffic School song" =P
    Hell yeah!!! +1 for traffice school song.
    henrihell
    hopefully the secret project is better than st anger or death magnetic... those two are just crappy
    TomWhaley
    IRONMAIDENTLICA wrote: CliffBurton321 wrote: MetallicA probably makes the greatest covers Did you really take the time to capitalize the A so it looks like the logo?
    +1
    Oilfan1
    I agree with CliffBurton321, Metallica do awesome covers. Just am worried that it means Lars was lying and it means another five years before a new proper album.
    metallica-#1
    goddamncanadian wrote: I heard the "Shadows of the Cross" riff from the Presidio sessions was recycled into one of the main riffs for "All Nightmare Long".
    Shadows of the Cross was written after James came back, it was one of the songs they showed to Cliff Burnstien nearing the end of the completion of the St. Anger record, and asked him what he thought of the track (along with St. Anger, Sweet Amber, All Within My Hands and Temptation)
    When the band later regrouped, they started fresh and recorded the album, "St. Anger".
    so it couldnt of been written during the Presidio sessions, or St. Anger and those other 4 songs would have gotten scrapped too /logic
    Wilbo Baggins
    henrihell wrote: hopefully the secret project is better than st anger or death magnetic... those two are just crappy
    There's nothing wrong with Death Magnetic, it has good tracks, if its another Death Magnetic I have no problem at all.
    Looney8660
    this year is a big one for tallica...30 years since they started...25 years since master of puppets...20 years since the black album
    jesse1994
    The new album may be something like the Garage Days album, more like a LP or EP
    lefty311
    Maybe their doing a movie score or something along those lines? That'd be interesting.
    Ita3rd
    It's a little difficult to tell what Kirk means by a "recording project" but I have to wonder if he's alluding to them working on some of the unfinished material from Death Magnetic like "Shine." I know that James mentioned in an interview a little while back that they were planning on releasing that song at some point, this new "album" could be a good platform for it.
    goddamncanadian
    I heard the "Shadows of the Cross" riff from the Presidio sessions was recycled into one of the main riffs for "All Nightmare Long".
    *kill'emall*
    They didn't "start fresh" when James got out of rehab. A riff that would eventually become "Some Kind of Monster" was written their first day in the Presidio, at least according to the documentary.
    hudsonstradlin
    I think the recording session will have something to do with the 20th Anniversary of the Black Album.
    randymeeks81
    sounds like Metallica might be releasing another cover album. which would be cool. not a big 'tallica fan, but their guitar tones are pretty sick, and their production is usually pretty smooth too, so i'd be down for a covers album.
    IRONMAIDENTLICA
    I thought Death Magnetic was pretty mediocre/middle of the road, so them not using riffs originally intended for that cd could be either good or bad...either way this "recording project" sounds interesting
    Wakisazhi
    I just hope they dump WMG. WMG is scum pure and simple and one of the groups that seriously needs to get its act together in the "music business."
    Shawn1379
    SumFX wrote: randymeeks81 wrote: sounds like Metallica might be releasing another cover album. which would be cool. not a big 'tallica fan, but their guitar tones are pretty sick, and their production is usually pretty smooth too, so i'd be down for a covers album. Dear lord no, they seriously can't do covers. Not a dis on the band but what they did to the Misfits and Discharge is unforgivable.
    But....but I love their covers. Turn the Page, Mercyful Fate, Whiskey in the Jar, Tuesday's Gone, So What... [Jar-Jar Voice] - Me thinks yousa crazy boy.
    death eater
    [quote Dear lord no, they seriously can't do covers. Not a dis on the band but what they did to the Misfits and Discharge is unforgivable.[/quote] Maybe another unforgiven? Lol. Too many to count >.
    SumFX
    randymeeks81 wrote: sounds like Metallica might be releasing another cover album . which would be cool. not a big 'tallica fan, but their guitar tones are pretty sick, and their production is usually pretty smooth too, so i'd be down for a covers album.
    Dear lord no, they seriously can't do covers. Not a dis on the band but what they did to the Misfits and Discharge is unforgivable.
    death eater
    Damn... Some of that shit from "Some Kind of Monster (Documentary)" was crazy. I liked "Temptation" and of course, the "Traffic School song" =P