Metallica have started to write small portions of what will be the bands next studio album, when they will go into the studio is not sure, but here is what Lars and Kirk had to say to Rolling Stone Magazine about the progress of writing new songs.
“We’re about seven, eight songs into it,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells Rolling Stone magazine about the record, which will once again be produced by Rick Rubin. “We do it in rounds. We come up with something, we leave it, go to the next thing, come up with something basic, leave it and circle back around. Next month we’ll go back and start embellishing: ‘Let’s double that one part and come up with a middle bit.'”
If ‘Death Magnetic’ was a logical successor to “…And Justice For All’, the next album will be a heavier “Black Album. We’re not going to the depths of complexity that we did for ‘Death Magnetic’. The stuff we’re coming up with is more groove-oriented, a heavier version of what we were doing in the early Nineties.
When people talk about the old stuff, they think ‘Justice. But look at ‘Harvester Of Sorrow’ on that album. It’s a fairly simple five-minute song. And ‘Fuel’ is an absolute scorcher live. Right now, I’m thinking shorter, more to-the-point.”