Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich is currently gearing up for the group’s upcoming gig headlining the Glastonbury Festival on June 28th but he shared that the band has also made some progress as far as their new album. He told Metal Zone‘s Nikki Blakk, “I can tell you, all kidding aside, I’m pretty convinced that 90 percent of the record is actually written, it’s just gotta be kind of assembled between all those riffs. It’s just a matter of connecting this to this and sort of shaping it into a song. And so, I’m pretty psyched about that.”
- Ulrich added, “Like I said, I’m pretty convinced that most of the raw material actually exists. It’s just a matter of connecting the dots. And we’re not busy with all this other stuff that we’re doing . . . I’ve said this before, we’ve applied for 28-hour days, but we haven’t gotten word back yet, because the four extra hours that we would get out of that would certainly expedite the making of the next record . . . it would get it sooner. But we’re still stuck with 24-hour days and something about six-hour minimum sleep requirements and kids that have to go to school and all the rest of it. So we try to use the rest of the time as wisely as we can in connecting these dots. And it does move forward, but maybe not as fast as we would like and certainly not as fast as a lot of our fans would like. It’s certainly not ’cause we’re avoiding it.”
- The group debuted a song, “Lords Of Summer,” earlier this year.