Metallica To Begin Work On New Album

After playing their final World Magnetic tourdates in New Zealand, the band is looking to begin work on a new album.

Metallica To Begin Work On New Album
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After two years of touring that involved teaming up with The Big Four and rocking airports, Metallica are planning to take a break from the road. After playing their final World Magnetic tourdates in New Zealand, the band is looking to begin work on a new album. There's a bunch of balls in the air for 2011, but I think the main one is we really want to get back to writing again, drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse of Radio. We haven't really written since, what, '06, '07, and we want to get back to kind of just being creative again. Right now we are going to just chill out and then probably start up again in, I'd say, March or April, and start probably putting the creative cap back on and start writing some songs. Although the band recently confirmed that they will perform at Rock in Rio in Brazil on September 25, 2011, Ulrich didn't say if more touring was on the table for next year. But, the drummer did say that the chances are good for another Big Four tour (featuring Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth) in the next couple of years. The vibe on this thing is so big, we'd be stupid to ignore it, he said. You know on your iPhone, you can move the weather maps up and down? Well, the Big Four is quickly moving up to the top in terms of potential occurrences for the next couple of years. Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.

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    AntwanL
    Finally new material! Jeez! Was thinking it would just be more EP's with old songs
    Patriot1zzy
    YES! I love DM. I hope they release "Shine" and the other unreleased song in with the album. I'm crossing my fingers for some insane AJFA/RTL style, wah-less solos. Either way, it's going to be epic as always!
    Metalfr33k
    DeaThrash wrote: let's all hope for an Unforgiven 3 ...
    or skip from 3 to 7... u never know...
    ultimatelefty
    The vibe on this thing is so big, wed be stupid to ignore it, he said. You know on your iPhone, you can move the weather maps up and down? Well, the Big Four is quickly moving up to the top in terms of potential occurrences for the next couple of years. Haha what kind of comparison is this? lol, but Im excited that theyre gonna start writing again, Rick Rubin really put them back on a good track with DM, and who doesnt like Rick Rubin anyways?
    guitgrinder
    Wow, Im real surprised @ how quick they've come to conclusion to writing new stuff. Let's hope they don't drag recording out forever. I say they bash it out in 3 or 4 months, james should get more guttural, keep it raw. Lars needs to kick it up a notch, take Kirks wah away for at least a few songs, let Rob rip at a higher volume & I'd say we see a true return to form. Now here's the part where I get my hopes up to eventually only be semi-satisfied w/ a new album
    Amuro Jay
    soup567 wrote: UG is a little slow to the news. This was on Blabbermouth yesterday. But still... awesome news.
    I don't know how Blabbermouth works, but UG is updated once a day. That means if some news is released after UG has already updated it, UG won't post that until the next day. Checked.
    link no1
    SilverSpurs616 wrote: Typical Melattica fans, wishing for another version of a previous album
    Typical non metallica fan, being up there own ass with self obbsesed opinion
    MrSir4 wrote: As far as the new album goes, I am looking forward to it. But please, please, please if you are going to make another instrumental, no suicide and redemption. Thank you.
    +over 9000 i loved death magnetic but this was the only thing i couldnt stand, i listened to it once and never again oh, and some better production, that let the album down, mediocre guitar tones and nuclear blast volume drums...pretty bad but still, i was a huge fan of death magnetic and looked past its slight faults (it wasnt there doing) cant wait till they release something new i also hope they dont go and do a cover of there old albums like everybody wants them to, cos you know something, they would be doing that for the fans, and doing 'Master of Puppets 2' would be selling out, the thing you hated about them doing on load and reload yea, take that, you moaned about them selling out, now you want them to sell out and do what the fans want for money...retards
    metallica144
    YES! now if you want to excuse me.. i'll be off to steal Kirk's wah-pedal. that would improve all the solos
    WyldeMan666
    yup im surprized at the lack of flamin as well, but IMO death magnetic was a solid album!! i wouldnt say best but I crank it up all the time great jams on there, cant wait for the next
    deftools
    lars, using an ipod app as a metaphor is NOT metal! death magnetic was easily there best release since the black album. lets see if mr.ulrich can achieve some non sub-par drumming on a metallica album for once!
    Darkraxx
    Axeman96 wrote: Death magnetic was their best album IMO since master of puppets. I think it will take a lot to top that album.
    what the hell...? kill urself bro... Well for me it was EG>UA>DM, hopefully, both Deth and Tallica new albums will be better than these ones
    Keenan-91
    Lets just pray that kirk pulls his finger out of his ass and puts some effort into his solos this time round. I like Death magnetic but every solo sounds exactly the same give or take a couple of songs. And as for people wanting another RTL, AJFA or MoP, if they kept making the same thrash over and over again they would get boring. Its good to see them getting back to their roots though and i cant wait till they come back to scotland!! \m/
    nuclearrootbeer
    let's hope it's better then death magnetic. that was ok but i'm hoping they can try to return to at the black album era sound
    SilverSpurs616
    link no1 : Typical non metallica fan, being up there own ass with self obbsesed opinion
    Typical Metallica fan, hasn't noticed that "Melattica" has been written 7 times already LOL Make that 8
    simmonsalmighty
    This is actually amazing news! I just hope it's not another St. Anger! It's a alright album but It's only a one trip pony!
    espChris93
    thedarkblues06 wrote: While I liked 'Death Magnetic', I hope it has a little less thrash in it and some hard-rock stuff that they did in The Black Album and Load (flame shields up). Perhaps a good combination of stuff they did on Death Magnetic with stuff like The Black Album = potential win???
    Nova178
    Everybody wanting the pre- black album sound; im sorry to tell you theyve run out of mustaines riffs to use. Although, I did enjoy dm and am a big metallica fan so I have high hopes for this one
    emphaticleech
    Nova178 wrote: Everybody wanting the pre- black album sound; im sorry to tell you theyve run out of mustaines riffs to use. Although, I did enjoy dm and am a big metallica fan so I have high hopes for this one
    I love Megadeth. Hell, I prefer them miles over Metallica. But Dave only helped write four songs off KeA and maybe two off RTL. The whole "lolmetallica stol frum dayv mustang" is getting pretty old. Even for an old Rattlehead such as myself.
    ihavenoname93
    Thomasg2488 wrote: SilverSpurs616 wrote: Typical Melattica fans, wishing for another version of a previous album Would you prefer a remake of Load, Reload or St. Anger? Typical criticizer who one moment says they sound the same then they make something different and then says they should have stuck with what works.
    youre getting way more out of that comment than what was put in there. he only said that he wants something new, not a rehash of old things. keep your butthurt to yourself please
    Megatallica18
    Darkraxx wrote: Axeman96 wrote: Death magnetic was their best album IMO since master of puppets. I think it will take a lot to top that album. what the hell...? kill urself bro... Well for me it was EG>UA>DM, hopefully, both Deth and Tallica new albums will be better than these ones
    I honestly think United Abominations was better than Endgame
    4baileyt
    one problem with this article is that they're still touring Australia right now
    gtrfreak182
    Really hoping for something reflecting Death Magnetic with possibly some influence with the other bands in the Big Four. There's no question that Metallica has become the most mainstream out of the group. Seeing some influence from Megadeth and Slayer may help bring out the roots, Master and Ride specifically (although my favorite will always be Justice). If they can keep the process we saw in Death Magnetic, this will be yet another successful record, perhaps better if we could ask for such a thing.
    Slaytan666
    vultures?OMG wrote: Slaytan666 wrote: biff022 wrote: As long as Bob Rock is not allowed within 10 miles of their writing/recording sessions... this is good news. +10 And hopefully they'll finally mix Lars' drums in properly this time. What was wrong with the mixing on Death Magnetic?
    A lot. Even the guy who mixed it said he wasn't proud of it. But it could just be Lars. Maybe they should just replace him? I heard Mike Portnoy just left Dream Theatre... lol
    Suffrin
    SiKthtallica669 wrote: Aww man, this is great. I hope the continue to get back to their old style (Kill, Ride, Master, Justice). Honestly, I can get into all their albums, but I have to be in a certain mood for anything post "Justice". But this is just great. And Megadeth is gearing up to write, looks like next year is going to be epic as hell!
    My thoughts exactly
    oTOOLo
    Bass21 wrote: Megadeth still pwns them!
    I Love You But yeah, if it's anything like the early stuff, big ups, but it most likely wont be and it'll be a second saint anger.
    IRONMAIDENTLICA
    I cant believe its already been almost 3 yrs since Death Magnetic came out...doesnt seem that long ago at all
    Killbait06
    I think this album will bring them even higher, think about how music is influenced by what is going on in their minds and around them, and since they are doing the Big Four tours, that is some good influence there. but however good or, hopefully not, bad it may be, ill still get it and jam to it cause its still metallica. **please not another saint anger, i still get shivers when i hear a broken or bad snare**
    JD Close
    This album is said to feature 8 new versions of "The Unforgiven", just kidding, I praise Metallica for staying at what they love for this long and I'm certain whatever they release will be great. \m/ Also, The Unforgiven III is my favorite Metallica song, so I have in no way a problem that they wrote it, even though many people do.
    SirWurscht
    death magnetic was baby steps in the right decision. There were some really good songs but some crap, too. I would be happy if they would write songs like All Nightmare Long, Judas Kiss and Cyanide. And a ballad would be cool, because it's the only thing metallica can do really well. But they won't record a second RtL or MoP. Stop dreaming. But 2011 will be epic, if Megadeth are able to write an even better album than Endgame (which was great) and Metallica ... just see above Oh, and Anthrax should finish their new one WITH BELLADONNA!
    JoeyNOTShaw
    ironwolg wrote: Thomasg2488 wrote: SilverSpurs616 wrote: Typical Melattica fans, wishing for another version of a previous album Would you prefer a remake of Load, Reload or St. Anger? i just hope they put some kick ass heavy metal together with a ton of guitar solos. i liked just about everything they've done so far,St. Anger was a good album, definitely their worst, but not THE worst album out there. it was rough in spots but had some rockin tunes on it Typical criticizer who one moment says they sound the same then they make something different and then says they should have stuck with what works.
    I'd like to hear some of your music. please show me your riffs like "Cure" and "Prince Charming", and I'm sure you have one that tops "King Nothing". and St. Anger was a good album if I say so myself. it wasn't a carbon copy Metallica album. it was everything Metallica stands for: Raw, Heavy & Angry.
    JoeyNOTShaw
    SirWurscht wrote: death magnetic was baby steps in the right decision. There were some really good songs but some crap, too. I would be happy if they would write songs like All Nightmare Long, Judas Kiss and Cyanide. And a ballad would be cool, because it's the only thing metallica can do really well. But they won't record a second RtL or MoP. Stop dreaming. But 2011 will be epic, if Megadeth are able to write an even better album than Endgame (which was great) and Metallica ... just see above Oh, and Anthrax should finish their new one WITH BELLADONNA!
    Anthrax is my absolute favorite band. I saw them with Slayer & Megadeth. Anthrax put on the best show (Slayer did the worst). I loved John Bush. their stuff has such Groove with him. but Of course I'm stoked for Joey. 7 years later this album better give me heartburn
    pwrmax
    Hopefully the record label won't think it would be a funny joke to turn up the volume knob 8 decibels this time
    Creeping_Kwano
    the only way the next album will be good is if people man up and say no to metallica, death magnetic was mediocre at best, the mastering was none existent, the guitars were over processed and the drums...wtf?! they need to put some real effort into this one, instead of just looping jam sessions. metallica have become the george lucas of metal and that needs to stop.
    Eggmond
    this has the potential to be amazing.i just hope its not brick walled like DM
    CoolMcAwesome
    Axeman96 wrote: Death magnetic was their best album IMO since master of puppets. I think it will take a lot to top that album.
    I know it's your opinion, but shit guy! DM was NOT better (in anyway) than AJFA. Im just looking forward to another Metallica album, and I do agree that DM was taking a step in a good direction!
    JoeyNOTShaw
    ibanez_emg1 wrote: Mettalica suks ass and always will, they should have never left the 80's.
    it's M-E-T-A-L-L-I-C-A. and no they don't. plus, I hope nobody takes advice from anybody playing an Ibanez.
    Iliekgitaz
    UnSkiLd wrote: I am all for another album..but please don't make every intro to a song an instrumental or 7 minutes long with 30 different tempo changes. Like just when you thought the song was over..in comes another tempo change. Kirk, please make solo's and not noise. This time when Unforgiven 3 1/2 comes up - dont screw the song up with a noisy, pointless solo..make it mean something like you did in Unforgiven I.
    Why is everyone calling in Unforgiven 31/2? Just say Unforgiven 4 ok?
    JohnnyAllen93
    thedarkblues06 wrote: While I liked 'Death Magnetic', I hope it has a little less thrash in it and some hard-rock stuff that they did in The Black Album and Load (flame shields up). Perhaps a good combination of stuff they did on Death Magnetic with stuff like The Black Album = potential win???
    To be honest I agree with you, I actually like Load alot. Some of their best work and some my fave songs came from that album, but I'd much rather see Metallica stay in the direction they are going, which is tracing their steps back to their thrash roots. If they could pull off botha thrashy and lighter/Loadier sound at once, it would be phenomonal.