New Metallica Album Pushed Back To September?

The release of Metallica's new album has been delayed again, according to the band's record label. It is now expected to hit the stores in September.

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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.

Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Rajah
    Bugger, I have high expectations for this album after their last effort.
    darkslde91
    CapnKickass wrote: MetallicaFan333 wrote: RIDE THE PUPPET... PUPPETIERS!!! LOL!!! ...or else the MASTER OF LIGHTNING will trap you under ice, which will then make you want to jump in the fire, but the four horsemen will show no remorse as they seek and destroy bringing justice for all while they kill 'em all making you the One for whom the bell tolls...
    hahaha thats clever september?? =[[ i guess imma have to wait.... UNLESS what RockerNo.21 said is real...thennnn.....
    peavey T-40
    oh and another few thing james hetfield needs to stop being a bitch kicking dave mustaine out was the worst decision that metallica ever made and lars ulrich needs to stop being a raging douche bag get his panties out of a bunch and ****ing stop throwing bf's about everything
    peavey T-40
    personally if i were to tell the band anything it would be to scrap anything that sounds like load reload or st anger pretty much use the only good four albums that you put out in your life and do what sounds badass stop being pussies and ****ing sound like what you started as ok their last few albums have sucked fat donkey dick because the have been changing their whole style but if they go back to what was good and what they started playing music for in the first place this album will kick Ass fo shizzle
    bikenutter
    metallica have got to the stage much as led zep did where they could release a recording of themselves taking a dump and it would still sell... personally i think this album will be shit, but opinions are like *****s
    A7X/GD/MCR
    how come every time there's a story bout metallica, they use the same retarded picture
    mister bass guy
    idk...im pretty happy with their older albums. i dont really need to listen to anything new for awhile. but maybe thats just me.
    Kaban
    not sure why anyone would care about this release or have high expectations for it. their last semi-decent album was released in 1990. that's like 18 years ago. their last really good album is dated 1986, that's 22 years ago. what are the chances of the new album being any better than mediocre (at best) stuff they've released since 1990? slim to none.
    Shaned
    i can get it for my birthday now as compared to valentine's day...such a long gap metallica...
    uvq
    beatlemania23 wrote: -[NiL]- wrote: What's this one going to be titled? Cuban Democracy? Seems as though no albums ever make deadline these days. There's no way they can top St. Anger anyway. ok cuban democracy??? wtf? and st. anger was shit buddy sorry to break it to you. you obviously havent heard kill em all, lightnin, or puppets yet, the only 3 good albums by them, maybe with the exception of a couple of songs from justice (one, justice, dyers eve) and black (sandman, nothin else matters) and disk 2 of garage inc. u must be high to think st anger was good
    i like all their albums including saint anger
    uvq
    MetalliRage wrote: SEPTTEMBER!?!?!?! i cant freeze myself in ice to preservemy body for that long!!!!!(ill do anything to make the ait shorter)
    would you put hot paperclips in your eyes?
    LakeboDom
    gibsonboy3 wrote: id like to see a nice US tour to back the album release
    THAT is what im waiting for
    Kentris.5
    I love how they always use that weird caricature of Hammett for any Metallica news on this site.
    uvq
    they will delay it until the end of the world and say oh well too late now lets go andsit in a cave... i bet..
    metallica72487
    that ****ing sucks i wish they would hurry up and get crap together its been 5 years since they released an album they just keep on taking all these breaks and tours its time that could be spent working on the new album im hoping this album will be really good but i doubt it and if it is any good it probally want be anything like there saying its just good pr
    jshizznit
    actually mustaine decided to leave the band before they kicked him out dumbass but still they keep pushing this shit back to make me squirm *screams at sky on knees while climatically raining* WHY!!!!!
    alimark12
    Guitar Sushi wrote: Ahhhh I hate Metallica anyway... all of the bands that seem to idolize it absolutely kick ass.. like Trivium etc... but the actual base of it all is so basic and boring... snore... and Kirk Hammet... ugh.. stupid monkey. You should have never kicked out Mustaine.
    Mustaine is the funny looking one. At least Kirk can play more than 3 scales and add some melody. Every Megadeth tune sounds the same.
    stratupyourass
    this next one better be good or else there'll be chaos and the world will end if its just st.anger 2
    recliner33
    GibsonMan123 wrote: sowhat360 wrote: are you serious? mustaine is NOT better than hammet...i haven't heard songs with guitar work like metallica has in any megadeth song. megadeth sounds exactly like they did when they started....it's fast and the solos are just shreds. hammet at least has a lot of solos with personality id have to say i agree. granted that friedman and mustaine are no doubt very good. but the thing about kirk is that he makes it very melodic. it has a sense of harmony, like he thought about each one of the notes he was going to play, and every solo always goes well with the song. now friedman and mustaine focus mainly on goin fast. ive only herd a couple of songs that had melodic solos that actually truly fit with the song, a tout le monde, and hanger 18. but in the end everyone has to agree they are both incredibly good bands. and i really cant wait for the new album. because as far as im concerned load, reload, and st.anger dont exist. to me the last album they made was the black album.
    well Friedman is better then both of those guitairsts, you just can't see it in his work with megadeth. Check out his solo stuff or caophony where he played with Jason Becker who was better then Friedman. But none the less, all these guitarists are great and I see where you are coming from when you say Hammet thinks about what notes to play instead of just shredding away. Hammet is great at writing music and he is my favourite metallica member now.
    rip3149
    metallica need to get their asses in gear with at least a single or even a music video. anything NEW. the last GOOD RELEASE was the Live Shit set. load thru st. anger can be at the whim of napster for all i care.
    GibsonMan123
    sowhat360 wrote: are you serious? mustaine is NOT better than hammet...i haven't heard songs with guitar work like metallica has in any megadeth song. megadeth sounds exactly like they did when they started....it's fast and the solos are just shreds. hammet at least has a lot of solos with personality
    id have to say i agree. granted that friedman and mustaine are no doubt very good. but the thing about kirk is that he makes it very melodic. it has a sense of harmony, like he thought about each one of the notes he was going to play, and every solo always goes well with the song. now friedman and mustaine focus mainly on goin fast. ive only herd a couple of songs that had melodic solos that actually truly fit with the song, a tout le monde, and hanger 18. but in the end everyone has to agree they are both incredibly good bands. and i really cant wait for the new album. because as far as im concerned load, reload, and st.anger dont exist. to me the last album they made was the black album.
    NathanWolff
    In all honesty, I'd rather wait and have an awesome Metallica record than have it now and it be a mediocre Metallica record.
    CapnKickass
    St. Angry wrote: And then you will Ride the Anger for Puppet Justice with The thing that should not be Unforgiven after Ktulu commits Battery on the Disposible Heroes on Orion. Then you will Welcome Home the Creeping Death who will Fight Fire with Fire after they Enter Sandman with Fuel and a 2x4. I've been doing this longer than you have. You know its Sad but True.
    Hurray! I've just gotten my Teeth Pulled
    Set-Abominae
    So glad to hear about the Ride/Puppets reference points. As much as I want to believe that the album is gonna blow people away, I can't help but feel that Lar$ is just telling people what they wanna hear with the return to their 80's roots. Still, I'll keep my fingers crossed for an amazing album.
    mhylands
    Well, everything after the note on the album pushback was old news from I think the last article on Metallica, but still, it sucks having to wait longer for the new album. But oh well, just as long as it rocks, and has different sounding songs, it's all good!
    metallicafan000
    Well we all know that Metallica does take its time between albums. If they're working hard on it and delaying it, its showing me a good sign that they are putting more effort into it. Besides Metallica's worst is still better than a lot of band's best stuff.
    sideoftheham420
    Saintanger20 wrote: Damn you, Lars! Why is it that Lars always has the interviews. Everytime damn time he gets interviewed he gives out dates to when the new album will be released. First it was early 2008. Then it was early spring, now it's SEPTEMBER! Make up your damn mind, Lars. I'll bet the reason for the delay is that gay-ass European Vacation tour that they're taking. F**k Europe! Bring on the new album, you nazis!
    wow.. shut the **** up dude.
    Saintanger20
    sideofthebeaf420, if you were standing in front of me right now, I'd kick you square in the b*lls, prick.
    saphrax
    Patience my friends. There's other music...no, wait, what am I saying? It's Metallica! \m/ We can all finally forget about St. Anger! Hoorah!
    munkyhead4
    well, as many of you might know. the new album was leaked online. and well, i got a hand on it. and i currently posses an 'unfinished' version of it. it's amazing. the sound is just as lars said. i recomend you ALL get it.
    billweiser
    MetallicaFan333 wrote: RIDE THE PUPPET... PUPPETIERS!!! LOL!!!
    hahaha... love ride the puppet! if thats not the official album name... the world doesnt have a sense of humour anymore! anyone? ideas for what will be on the CD cover of metallica's 'ride the puppet'?!
    sideoftheham420
    Don't ****ing compare metallica's new album to chinese democracy. Chinese democracy has been announced since '93. Metallica's album is announced to be out in September. Just ****ing wait.