Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has checked in with an update on the band’s new album. He tells Rolling Stone that they’ve been working on the record “off and on” for almost a year and will reconvene in the studio at the start of May. “We’re going to start talking about who is going to produce the album. We haven’t started recording yet. But we are deep into the songwriting part of it,” he says.
According to Ulrich, Metallica are now fully focused on the project. “We’re going through the grind,” he says. “We’re in there doing riffs and putting them into songs. We don’t really write one song and then show up the next day and do another one. We just work on riffs and sections, connecting riffs and tempos and moods.”