In a new interview, Rob Trujillo has been speaking to Classic Rock about the upcoming Metallica concert movie, "Through the Never," which is released in cinemas on October 8th.
As Trujillo hopes that the film, which takes its cue from such movies as "Pink Floyd: the Wall" and "Led Zeppelin: the Song Remains the Same," will get a better reaction than the band's recent work with Lou Reed.
"It can't be any worse than the Lou Reed album!" he says. "I have a feeling the fans will love it."
Trujillo also notes that the band was sidetracked from writing the follow up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" by the film project, although promises that the fans will get their album "in the next year or so."
"Before all the film stuff, we were jamming these ideas and having a lot of fun. But we got sidetracked. In 2014 it'll be all about getting new music without any interruptions, hopefully."
Speaking about the new material, Trujillo has stated that it picks up where "Death Magnetic" left off, but with a re-emphasis on thrash elements:
"It feels like 'Death Magnetic' was the launch pad it's the introduction to what we have now," says Trujillo. "On the last album we had a lot of long songs. I liked that, but I also liked the short stuff too. That's one thing I'm excited about: there's the thrash element back in the mix. It's kind of been missing in the past."