A New Metallica Album “Will Come A Lot Sooner Than The Previous Two Did”
According to bassist Rob Trujillo, fans won’t have to wait as long for a new Metallica album as they did for 2008’s Death Magnetic or 2016’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.
It was a five-year wait for Death Magnetic, and an even more agonising eight-year gap between that and Hardwired…, but Rob has reassured listeners that the metal titans’ 11th studio album won’t take as long.
“It will come a lot sooner than the previous two did…” he tells The Music. “This time around I think we’ll be able to jump on it a lot quicker and jump in the studio and start working.
“We’ve all vowed to get this one going sooner than later. Now, how soon? I don’t know. We’ve been touring non-stop. It’s been over two years now. At some point, sure, we’ll need to take a little bit of a break. It’s sort of the right thing for us to do because we’ve been going so hard.”
Rob also explained how Metallica can work on new music while on the road: “We have a zone we call The Tuning Room, which is a space where we can jam and warm up before the show. We’re always in there coming up with ideas and you may get a few seconds of an idea but everything is recorded, always. And then of course at home, everyone has got ideas.
“Death Magnetic was, for the most part, a collaborative effort. Hardwired… was more central to James’ [Hetfield, guitar/vocals] specific ideas and was also taking the spirit of what we had done on the previous record.
“I’m excited about the next record because I believe it will also be a culmination of the two records and another journey. There’s no shortage of original ideas, that’s the beauty of being in this band.”
In more ’Tallica news, the band just announced a tour Down Under with the mighty Slipknot – those dates look like this:
17 Perth, Australia @ Optus Stadium
20 Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Oval
22 Melbourne, Australia @ Marvel Stadium
26 Sydney, Australia @ ANZ Stadium
29 Brisbane, Australia @ QSAC
31 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt. Smart Stadium
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