Metallica To 'Concentrate On New Music' In September

Metallica is scheduled to enter the studio in September to begin work on its next full-length album, tentatively due in 2013.

Metallica To 'Concentrate On New Music' In September
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Metallica is scheduled to enter the studio in September to begin work on its next full-length album, tentatively due in 2013, Blabbermouth reports. The will once again be helmed by producer Rick Rubin, who worked on 2008's "Death Magnetic". Metallica's drummer, Lars Ulrich, took part in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday (July 24) to promote the band's headlining appearance at the 2012 edition of Outside Lands festival, and he revealed that will be no shortage of material when studio album number 10 does get underway. He explained, "Every time [Metallica frontman] James Hetfield picks up a guitar, there are some brilliant riffs that come out of it, and I try to make sure that they are all recorded and try to do my best to keep up with them and try to put some drums in behind them. So there are, obviously, tons of ideas sitting around waiting to be had at in terms of turning ideas of James' into songs. Pretty much when we're done with the [3D] movie [project] and with Outside Lands, which should all be wrapped up by early September, we're gonna basically just concentrate on new music and try to get another Metallica record [done]." Hetfield himself told The Pulse Of Radio that he's always working on music. "I can't turn off the creative part of me, which is - what a great gift," he said. "There's stuff coming out all the time, whether it's in the tuning room, in my hotel room, sitting at home with the acoustic, wherever. The stuff is coming out, and it gets recorded or written down or something, some way, and it'll come out at some point. Whether it's on this album, the next album, who knows." "Death Magnetic" was Metallica's last under its contract with Warner Music Group - where the band has been making records since 1984. Hetfield told The Pulse Of Radio about the end of the band's contract with Warner, "It's kind of a good feeling to feel that you're free from any piece of paper that binds you to something. But over our career, we've learned a lot about record companies, the goods and evils of the business and this and that, and we're not very focused on that right now. It is what it is, and when it becomes time for us to either renegotiate or shop around or do things ourselves or something like that, we don't know. There's nothing but options, which is great." Metallica's 3D movie begins filming later this summer and will mix concert footage with a storyline. The band is financing the project itself and has hired "Predators" director Nimród Antal to get behind the camera. Antal will film Metallica's August 24 concert in Vancouver, Canada for use in the movie. The show will feature a brand new 140-foot-by-50-foot stage that will include what a post at the band's web site called "colossal components and striking visual elements spanning Metallica's entire 30-year career."

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    smittyanthrax
    DaniArrow wrote: blah blah blah... their songwriting skills died with cliff burton. nowadays it's just one riff after another. that's not songwriting though.
    So the quality of songwriting and composition on and justice for all is poor?Im sorry but i cannot agree.
    thechaostheory
    I gotta say, I'll be happy if there's something that's a mix of the Black album, master of puppets, and justice. I really like the extended songs, but I enjoyed the overall feel of the black album, and the intensity of Master of puppets. I just hope that Rubin does a better job with the mixing this time...
    Minivirus2
    Excited to know new Metallica music is on the way, I'm just hoping there'll be higher emphasis on the production this time around.
    iommi600
    The will once again be helmed by producer Rick Rubin, who worked on 2008's "Death Magnetic".
    Oh god... Anyway, I'll hope Metallica will put some real effort on this album. I mean, Death Magnetic wasn't bad at all, but I feel like Metallica can do much better on riffing, melodies...
    metallica-#1
    Love this band, excited for the new music, I always am. I just hate the 5 year gap in between albums, they're such a big band that their plates are always full with something . But I can't wait, James' voice is the best it's been in a decade, Lars and Kirk are playing tighter and cleaner, and Rob is just Rob, awesome as always I'm hoping they make his bass a touch more audible, and they let him incorporate a little more of his funk style somewhere in the album Not looking forward to the 500 UG articles a week tho that have the same information rehashed in different wording
    smittyanthrax
    I think it will be a decent enough album.I think the band members are all in a good place and death magnetic was solid enough.I dont think in anyway it will compete with their earlier stuff but im looking forward to what they put together.
    Sundben
    I thought Death Magnetic was awesome! I hope this album will be at least equal to DM, but then again it can't be worse than Lulu, can it?
    RHCPFAN96
    Lars always says he wants to try new ideas so why dont they try going back to thrash metal... they havnt done that in a while
    peppersghost08
    They need the current Testament mix, Formation of Damnation sounded monstrous, imagine Metallica with that kind of production Holy hell...
    Abacus11
    DaniArrow wrote: blah blah blah... their songwriting skills died with cliff burton. nowadays it's just one riff after another. that's not songwriting though.
    That's a pretty dumb thing to say. Give "...And Justice For All" or even the Black Album a listen.
    HARTATTACK69
    DaniArrow wrote: blah blah blah... their songwriting skills died with cliff burton. nowadays it's just one riff after another. that's not songwriting though.
    Nothing else matters is nothing short of Poetry.
    Maiden95
    I have a feeling this album will be great. Hopefully, as said before, they can work on production and mixing. I loved Death Magnetic but it's unlistenable at times because of the mixing. You'd think the world's biggest band and one of the world's most well known producers could make a decent sounding record,,,..,...,.
    biff022
    Metallica... Answer me one question... just one.. WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OL' FLEMMING RASMUSSEN? Say anything about Metallica that you want... but Bob Rock ruined that band by teaching them how to sell out. Then the band ran with it. You guys are talking about St. Anger and Death Magnetic (a relative return for form with some solid moments) yet you forget how they farted out Load and afterbirthed Re-Load (worst album ever by any band - pure shit). Someone above was right... they haven't focused on the music in almost 25 years (since AJFA). Cliff must've been so proud in 88 and has been spinning in his grave since 91.
    metallica-#1
    jordo246 wrote: jordo246 wrote: Inb4 Lars is a douche, James can't sing and something about wah and Kirk Hammett I like how I get thumbed down for this, probably by the people who came here just to say those things.
    I'd say it would have more to do with the fact that the whole "Inb4" thing is overused on this site, and also really ****ing stupid. Like the Farnsworth "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" or whatever else unoriginal/overused lines that plague this site and others message boards Plus you had nothing to add to the conversation with your comment, you just said that stupid nonsense in hopes of +1's That's my analysis anyway.
    MeGaDeth2314
    Don't be ashamed, we all know Lars can't keep time and comes up with incredibly non-creative beats. He even admitted himself that he only plays to get exercise.
    MattyPS
    God no why did then adapt the ratings to the Facebook thing "I like"...
    acdc3666
    "Look at me I'm bashing Metallica because I'm opinionated and hip" Dumbasses... Think for yourselves please... Long live Metallica, still rockin today xD I'm confident it'll be even better than DM can't wait to hear More from the band that started it all for me.
    AL_Dorado
    In semi-related news, hesher is a ****ing terrible film and prevents me from being as fond of metallica as they deserve. They might have made some questionable albums but they still play an amazing show and are one of the few bands who seem to value their fans (everyone complained about st anger, so they made dm. everyone complained about lulu so they hashed together an ep of actually pretty decent outtakes from dm, and promised to concentrate on metal from now on, i think thats about all the apology we're gonna get). And they haven't made any goddam dubstep yet either, so points for that.
    MoreGilmourII
    We'll probably have this record by at least 2019 if we're lucky. Looking forward to it though, just hoping the production is better. It'd be nice to have a Metallica album that doesn't sound like it was recorded in a closet. Death Magnetic just sounded so closed and confined. Open things up god damn it. Add some reverb to the drums, vocals, and guitars.
    joee75
    In the words of Joe Walsh "Oh oh, here comes a flock of wah wah's" wah wahaha, wah wah
    enterWittyName
    "I can't turn off the creative part of me, which is - what a great gift," he said. "There's stuff coming out all the time, whether it's in the tuning room, in my hotel room, sitting at home with the acoustic, wherever." I don't know about others, but if they're so damn creative and writing stuff all the time, why does it take them only...oh...i don't know...like FIVE years to come out with records? Look I understand that they have families and lives outside of music. But seriously, every five years is not that productive.
    Voodoochile711
    Metallica has always been a slightly overrated, but great nonetheless, band. People expect too much of them, which is why they get crap. I haven't heard Lulu, but every single one of their other albums is full of good music that would be considered amazing if it came from any other band.
    MoshGrizzly
    My hopes aren't very high right now, but it's possibly they could pleasantly surprise us all with some quality music.
    Dimeoflage
    smittyanthrax wrote: DaniArrow wrote: blah blah blah... their songwriting skills died with cliff burton. nowadays it's just one riff after another. that's not songwriting though.So the quality of songwriting and composition on and justice for all is poor?Im sorry but i cannot agree. ^ This And also, as undoubtedly "Mainstream" as it might be, the black album wasn't exactly poor either.
    ^ i agree. but i also think metallica lost their grove factor when mustaine and cliff were no longer in the picture.but in saying that they got more edge and shaped "mainstream metal" to what we know it today All i ha ve to say about the black album,it saved alot of people from the oppression known as grunge haha as for the movie!!!Cant wait!
    GameSkate
    I thought Death Magnetic was awesome! I hope this album will be at least equal to DM, but then again it can't be worse than Lulu, can it?
    What if Hetfield and others Meta members saw your post and said: "challenge accepted"?
    perko1
    once again be helmed by producer Rick Rubin, who worked on 2008's "Death Magnetic".
    I hope it hasnt got the same shitty production as Death Magnetic...
    Eclectic Lizard
    bogdanminut wrote: HARTATTACK69 wrote: DaniArrow wrote: blah blah blah... their songwriting skills died with cliff burton. nowadays it's just one riff after another. that's not songwriting though. Nothing else matters is nothing short of Poetry. Nothing else matters is mediocre lyrically, it's a bit too pretentious and cheesy. Although it's a great tune, a memorable one, other songs surely overpass it lyrically, and I'm talking strictly about James's verses. Metallica has always had great lyrics, but a bit too cheesy a poet might say. If one thinks of Metallica as poetry then surely didn't bother to listen to Mastodon, Opeth, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Mayall, Pink Floyd, and hell, even Bruce Springsteen has amazingly poetic lyrics...
    Bruce Springsteen is a true poet (Thunder Road, Backstreets, Racing In The Street etc) but Opeth's lyrics suck...I love Opeth, listen to them all the time but their lyrics are so pretentious!
    jordo246
    jordo246 wrote: Inb4 Lars is a douche, James can't sing and something about wah and Kirk Hammett
    I like how I get thumbed down for this, probably by the people who came here just to say those things.
    jordo246
    Inb4 Lars is a douche, James can't sing and something about wah and Kirk Hammett
    Shavyi
    Come on, stop piss of Metallica, it becomes to mainstream to say shit of them. Anyway, very exited for the new album and the great things they are preparing.
    SOAD_SoG
    Could this be? the rebirth of Metallica? Can Lars put a real effort in his drumming? Can Kirk make a wah-less solo? Can Rob contribute anything to the band?
    panterafreak12
    much agreed everyone just stop talking....metallica is still the biggest band around, even after lineup changes they still gain fans. **** the haters.... "yes we sold out, we sold out every night". jason newstead.
    panterafreak12
    james is one of the best riff players alive today. hes up the with tony iommi for sabbath. His riffs are what made metallica!
    wylde1994
    Lets hope this will be on the same level as the Black album or even Master of Puppets.
    PowerStruggle
    I used to be obsessed with Metallica up until 2009. I don't think I will even give it a listen unless I hear that they've forced a metronome on Lars. I cannot stand his horrible tempo-keeping, it really ruins the music. I used to trash him for having blatantly edited drumming on St Anger (you can hear how 1 bar of drumming is copy and pasted many times) but now I simply hope they do that. Can't believe I'm saying that!! I do hope for the best though. Hetfield rocks so hard.
    Rimfrost
    6-String_Madman wrote: The world should not end this year... I need to listen to the next Metallica record next year!!
    Next year? Try 2015, they barely even started and these guys work on a snails pace. Didnt they start recording and writing DM in 2006?
    ][v][ETAL
    "hey guys, Im a metal elitist and think that Metallica sucks because they like music and i am closed minded and like the same riff in my music"