The quartet confirms it will set its sights on the follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic just as soon as a few other projects – namely, a 3D concert film being shot next month in Vancouver – wrap up.
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Ultimate Classic Rock quotes Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich as saying, “Pretty much when we’re done with the movie… which should all be wrapped up by early September, we’re gonna basically just concentrate on new music and try to get another Metallica record [done].”
Last spring, the band said they would once again work with Rick Rubin to produce the album. However, the band is currently without a label. Death Magnetic was their last for Warner. Frontman James Hetfield correctly sees this as a great opportunity for the band.
“It is what it is” he said. “And when it becomes time for us to either renegotiate or shop around or do things ourselves or something like that, we don’t know. There’s nothing but options, which is great.”
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