Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo recently opened up about prospects for the metal band’s follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic,” saying that the guys are on target to create “something special” with their new album. Now, drummer Lars Ulrich says that while fans are excited about the thought of hearing new Metallica tunes soon, they’ll have to wait about two years for the band’s next full-length.Metallica fans will have to wait about two years for a new album.
“We’re in the early stages of writing, and all I can say is there are some good things lurking,” he told Revolver about the upcoming release. “We’ve got to put them into song shape and get our asses in the studio. I hope we can do that by the end of the year, maybe early next year. 2014 is a bit optimistic for the album to come out, so ’15 is more realistic.”
In the meantime, fans will be able to catch Metallica live in the flesh at the band’s second annual Orion Music + More festival, set to take place June 8-9 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Metallica will headline both nights of the festival, with additional performances coming from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against, Silversun Pickups, Infectious Grooves, Dropkick Murphys, the Joy Formidable, Fu Manchu, the Bronx and more. For more details on Orion Music + More, head to the festival’s official website.