Metallica to Focus on New Album This Fall

June 7th, 2012

By Josh Hart

With a busy European festival season nearly behind them, their own Orion Music festival looming, a 3D movie in the works and a new album on the horizon, Metallica are looking to accomplish more this summer than most bands do in a career.

In a new interview with Guitar World, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett revealed that after a busy summer, the band would be focused solely on a new studio album this fall.

“We plan on concentrating a little more on writing songs and doing nothing else but just thinking about the new album,” he said. “That should be interesting.”

And it seems that the band aren’t short on ideas. When asked if Robert Trujillo’s recent statement that Kirk had 300 ideas for the next album, Hammett responded, “I’m probably closer to 400 now. [laughs] But you know, out of those 400 there might only be 20 great riffs. It’d be something if all 400 were triple-A, diamond-rated ideas, but that’s just not the case. Never was and never will be. James might have 800 riffs, but there’s maybe 12 songs in there. Who knows? It all depends on what we do with it.”

You can read the full interview here.

Metallica will headline both nights of the Orion Music + More festival later this month in Atlantic City.

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