Metallica's Lars Ulrich Reveals 'Realistic' Timescale
for New Album -
On Friday, new broke of Metallica's plans to begin work on a new
album in September. The recently record would mark the tenth studio
outing for the thrash metal godfathers.
However drummer Lars Ulrich has now said that a 'realistic' date
for the band's new album to be released is sometime in early
Ulrich was being interview on Vancouver based radio station 99.3
The Fox when he revealed Metallica's timescale for their next
"I wouldn't use the word close", said Ulrich (via MetalTalk).
"I mean, obviously, in the context of, say, the age of planet
Earth, we're pretty close. But in the context of, say, other
things, there may be one or two football seasons, or one or two
baseball seasons, or one or two hockey seasons... We've gotta do
this movie, and we're gonna get back to writing when we've done
"I would say late 2013 or early 2014. It's difficult to imagine. I
think even late '13 may be a bit optimistic. I would say hopefully
we can realistically get a record out probably about a year and
half from now, so maybe early '14."
Listen to Lars Ulrich's full interview with 99.3 The Fox at the
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