For fans of Metallica, the wait for music was a long one during the last two albums, eight years in fact between the last two studio albums 2008’s Death Magnetic and 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.
The band’s bassist Robert Trujillo explained during The Music Podcast that: “It will come a lot sooner than the previous two did… this time around I think we’ll be able to jump on it a lot quicker and jump in the studio and start working…We’re all vowed to get this one going sooner than later. Now, how soon? I don’t know. We’ve been touring non-stop. It’s been over two years now. At some point, sure, we’ll need to take a little bit of a break. It’s sort of the right thing for us to do because we’ve been going so hard…We’re gonna be still busy next year.”
Even though no specific date has been hinted, Trujillo did say that he was: “…excited about the next record because I believe it will also be a culmination of the two records [Death Magnetic and Hardwired…to Self-Destruct] and another journey. There’s no shortage of original ideas, that’s the beauty of being in this band.”
Last night saw Metallica wrapped up their run of U.S. dates last night (March 13th) and now the band will have a month and a half off before heading off to Europe for dates beginning in May all the way through to August.