Metallica Frontman Is 'Itching' To Start New Album
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.09.2013
He can't wait...
James Hetfield is seriously looking forward to getting moving on the next Metallica album. The frontman told the Oakland Press that he and the band are looking to return to the studio so they can finish the LP next year.
Asked about progress, Hetfield said, "Hopefully it happens soon. I'm itchin'. We have tons of material to sift through. That takes a lot of time, because there's a lot of great stuff. I know we only need a few songs, but there's 800 riffs we're going through. It's kind of insane. We have sifted through a lot of the stuff and pulled the cream of the crop - it's just sitting there waiting for us to take it to the next level."
He added that the band wanted a break following the release of their 3D film, saying, "I know we do need to decompress after this, get this film thing out of our systems," he said. "It's taken up a lot of time and a lot of effort. We go full-throttle into something and multitasking is not what we're after. So the next record will hopefully start some time in the spring."
The album will be the first for the band (outside of their Lou Reed collabroation) since 2008's Death Magnetic.