Is there a new Metallica album in the works? The heavy metal godfathers posted a photograph on Instagram, hinting that they’re back recording new material.
The band’s bassist Robert Trujillo, who made his first appearance on Metallica’s last record Death Magnetic in 2008, is pictured with his back to the photographer.
The photo taker makes the rock ‘n’ roll devil horn symbol and was posted on Instagram with the caption “Rockin along…”
The long six year wait might be nearly over for Metallica fans. In an interview with Rock Cellar, the bass player explained that the lads are taking their time with new upcoming LP and that it’s still in its infancy stage.
Trujillo said: “We’re just blueprinting everything right now. There are a lot of ideas, a lot of song bodies; you gotta go through the process. For me personally, I’m really excited about what we’ve been able to jam out.”
“I don’t like to make predictions, but I’d like to think — at least for me — that I’m really happy with what’s happening instrumentally. So let’s see how that journey continues. Writing a Metallica song is a journey and a process, and it takes time. But that’s what’s special about it. Metallica likes to nurture a song, nurture an arrangement.”
Former producer Bob Rock claims that Metallica’s tenth record could be groundbreaking: “I think they’ve got a landmark record in them and it’s probably brewing right now.”
Metallica were announced as the headline act for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals. This follows on from their headline show at this year’s Glastonbury festival.
Speaking about Glasto and the festival’s organise Michael Eavis, drummer Lars Ulrich said: Michael Eavis is the centrepiece of the Glastonbury festival. And the Glastonbury festival is the centrepiece of the British music year. So by definition, since Michael Eavis is the centrepiece of the Glastonbury festival, he’s the greatest rock star in England, primarily because he doesn’t try. And you know what? That’s the ultimate definition of cool.”