Lars Ulrich Says Metallica Have “Lots Of Material To Share With The World”
After frontman James Hetfield confirmed that he had written “tons” of new music while in quarantine, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has now revealed that the band as a whole have “lots of material to share with the world”.
Though they are understandably remaining tight-lipped about the direction of this music or when we might get to hear it, Lars tells Zane Lowe (as part of his At Home With playlist on Apple Music) that Metallica would be having a meeting after his interview to “talk about what’s next”, excitedly looking forward to the future.
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“We’ve spent a few of the summer months trading riffs, trading ideas, throwing creative thoughts back and forth through Zoom calls and through other technologies,” he said (via Blabbermouth). “And we’re looking forward to getting to it. [There is] lots of material to share with the world. And it’s just a matter of the practicals and being able to sort of figure out how to get it going as quick as possible.
“We are trying to find any possible ways to connect with our fans and with the Metallica family. And I think that a positive coming out of these five dark months is that it’s forcing you to just rethink what you know and what we’re so used to. So a new world order calls for new experimental times and shenanigans. So let’s see how it plays out.”
Back in June, Lars revealed that the band had been exchanging ideas online, explaining how they were in “discovery mode” in quarantine.
“We are sending ideas to each other via email and via Zoom and [trying to] make music in these unusual situations,” he said. “We have a weekly Zoom connect. We’ve been doing that basically since [the coronavirus pandemic] started 10 [or] 11 weeks [ago] – since it started in America. So we get together once a week on Zoom for a couple of hours and catch up.”
Lars continued: “…now that we’ve started exchanging some ideas, it’s great. It’s nice to be in touch, it’s nice to be part again of that group, and I look forward to the creative opportunities that lie ahead of us.”
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