New Metallica record 'almost done' - Lars Ulrich
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has told Rolling Stone that the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" is "well on its way." He added: "It may come out any century now, actually. There's a saying: where there's life, there's hope."
Asked if the new Metallica album has been recorded, Ulrich said: "I'd say it's mostly done. There are all these other responsibilities that have to be taken care of. Life in Metallica these days is not only about making a record; it's about these things and we played a show at AT&T Park and he does this, I do this. We have all these sort of different things that we turn to. But the record gets worked on where there's absolutely nothing else going on."
He continued: "In all seriousness, it's actually what we like. It works for us. It's not just record, tour, record, tour. We like to do. We're doing the Record Store Day next week and doing all that stuff. There's lots of stuff going on all the time, but the record is almost done."
Metallica has not set a timetable for the release of its new album, although it's possible that the set could see the light of day before the end of 2016.