The new album from Metallica is on its way and singer James Hetfield finally talks about the upcoming record of the group.
Loud Wire revealed an interview with the singer and claimed how different the sound would be in their next effort. He also confirmed that the band is already in the studio recording a new Metallica album.
“I tell ya, we’re recording right now, and there’s the number one guitar, there’s the number two guitar, there’s the number three,” Hetfield said. “And here’s the third-track guitars that just sound different. They all sound different.”
In the same interview, the vocalist of Metallica revealed a little extra about their recording, wherein he claimed that the guitar they have been using throughout these years really made a difference.
“Unbelievable to be sitting here thinking I designed a guitar, well, I’m not gonna take all the credit obviously, but taking a classic shape, redesigning and thinking of the idea for developing a clean pickup that had dynamics, that had power and having it sit here in a guitar and me recording an album after 35 years with it – awesome,” he talked about their intense relationship with ESP guitars and EMG pickups.
Meanwhile, guitarist Kirk Hammett recently talked to Billboard a few months back, wherein he revealed the ideas they had for their songs.
“We have well over a dozen songs and we still have well over two or three hundred riffs, too, so it’s hard to say at what point we actually are in in the project,” Hammett said. “I don’t think we hit the middle point yet. I would say we’re at the 25 percent point, maybe 30 percent point.”
The new Metallica album has no release dates set for now but the record is expected to come out by the end of 2016.