Great news for Metallica fans, the long six year wait is nearly over, the band’s bassist Robert Trujillo confirms that the metal godfathers have begun working on their next album.
Trujillo made his first appearance on Metallica’s last record Death Magnetic in 2008.
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.”
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.”