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Metallica Will Devote 2014 to Recording New Music
Metallica has been very busy the past year--they’ve managed to tour and organize a music festival and shoot a major motion picture--but they are well aware of the fact that fans are still clamoring for a proper follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic. Bassist Robert Trujillo, eager to put the Metallica faithful at ease, promised in a recent interview that fans will “get their album in the next year or so.”
“Before all the film stuff, we were jamming these ideas and having a lot of fun,” Trujillo explained. “But we got sidetracked. In 2014 it'll be all about getting new music--without any interruptions, hopefully."
As Trujillo tells it, once the band is through making the promotional rounds for Metallica Through the Never, they will devote their time to writing and recording.
"Obviously for next year, our priority has to be making a new record," he said. "We've been detoured from that through the course of the year. We had about six weeks or so where we were really focusing on a new album and writing and then, you know, somehow we ended up hitting the road. And then at the same time we've got to promote this film. We get sidetracked by great things — it's a blessing and a curse."
And what can fans expect from the new record?
"It feels like Death Magnetic was the launch pad it's the introduction to what we have now...that's one thing I'm excited about: there's the thrash element back in the mix. It's kind of been missing in the past."
Sounds like it might be worth the wait after all.