Metallica Preparing to Record New Material

Four years since their last album, Death Magnetic, metal giants Metallica have confirmed that they are working on new material. No, that horrendous Lou Reed collaboration didn’t happen; you were in a nightmare – a whiny, pretentious nightmare.

In talks with Metal Hammer, drummer Lars Ulrich announced that the band has a selection of riff-tacular jams to pull from:

“Every time James Hetfield picks up a guitar, there are some brilliant riffs that come out of it, and I try to make sure that they are all recorded and try to do my best to keep up with them and try to put some drums in behind them”.

Okay, maybe he didn’t use the term ‘riff-tacular jams’, but Ulrich seems keen to calm fears of the fans, having caused a great deal of controversy with his ‘snare-less’ style in 2003′s St. Anger.

In other news, the band have also announced their intention of jumping on to the 3D bandwagon, with a film by Predators director Nimród Antal in the works – so I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the having Lars Ulrich’s chin and Robert Trujillo’s braided hair attack us from the screen.

This will be terrifying.

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.