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Are METALLICA Finally Writing Their New Album Already?

A new interview with bassist Robert Trujillo suggest they just might be!

A new interview with bassist Robert Trujillo suggest they just might be!

Metallica haven't released a new album in six years. Yes, Death Magnetic came out all the way back in 2008. In the last few months, they've done some touring, scored a Guinness World Record, performed at a baseball game, acted in SportsCenter commercial and narrated hunting shows. But what about a new album already?

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The band promised previously that September would be the month when they buckle down and start writing their new opus. And, it seems like they're sticking to that. A few weeks back, bassist Robert Trujillo was interviewed by journalist Lucas Gordon and chimed in with an update on the new record:

"We're working, we're writing. We've been writing for a couple of years. We were focused on writing a couple of years ago, and then we had a 3D movie called 'Through The Never', which came out, so that kinda detoured us [along with] a couple of other things. We did some shows this past summer. But mid-September, very soon here, we're gonna get back to the drawing board and continue to jam and write and prepare new music for the universe. It's very exciting."

A quick look at the calendar shows today is September 15th, which is quite literally mid-September. Does that mean, right now, as you are reading this Metallica is readying some riffs for us for a new album? Does this mean by this time next year we'll be debating the merits of a new Metallica album? I guess we'll know soon enough.

Metallica were nice enough to offer us a taste of new music when they premiered the track "Lords of Summer" earlier this summer, giving us an idea of what to expect.

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