Metallica’s tenth studio album is slated to be finished in summer 2016, following Death Magnetic, which was released in 2008.
Reportedly, the group has been spending tireless hours in the studio in San Rafael, California with their producer Greg Fidelman, the mastermind behind Death Magnetic. In a new interview, Lars Ulrich explains that while the music will be finished this year, their fans many not necessarily hear it until next.
“We’re now coming towards the end of the musical creative process and we’re starting to look ahead and the process of how we’re gonna share this record with the universe,” Ulrich said in an interview with Metal Forces magazine. “The month of June is basically when we’re gonna sit down and figure out we’re gonna do with it all; what we’re gonna call it and what’s gonna be on it.”
“If the record doesn’t come out this year then it won’t be because it’s not done,” he further said. “It will be because there’s some sort of cosmic reason that it would be smarter to hold onto it until next year. But the record will be done this summer.”
In other Metallica news, Ulrich was a guest at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ceremony, this past spring (April 8). Other guests included The Black Keys and Rob Thomas. This year Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller and N.W.A. were amongst the artists inducted into the Hall of Fame. Metallica had been inducted for their works in the music industry in 2009.