Stereo Warning reports that the release of Metallica's new album has been delayed again, according to the band's record label. The band's ninth studio CD is now expected to hit the stores in September. Originally Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said it would be out in February, then the release was pushed back to April.
Ulrich recently spoke with Revolver magazine about the band's upcoming LP, which will be its first all-new effort since 2003's "St. Anger". Ulrich told the magazine that the group's new material "is certainly a lot more dynamic and a lot more varied than the last couple of go-rounds," adding, "There's a lot of light and shade in these songs. There's heavy, fast, nutty stuff, and then there's some slowdowns and musical interludes." Ulrich also said that the album has more in common with some of the group's '80s releases than more recent offerings like "St. Anger" and "Load".
Ulrich wouldn't agree that the yet-to-be-titled disc is a full-blown return to the past, saying, "I hate to be that specific, because six months from now people are gonna go, 'What the fuck? Lars lied to us!' But it feels that way to me."
The drummer also revealed that producer Rick Rubin, working with the band for the first time, wanted Metallica to use classic efforts like "Ride the Lightning" and "Master of Puppets" as "reference points" for its new songs.
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