Going on tour this summer, Metallica is still on their way to complete a new album, which is reported to be “25 percent to 30 percent done.” In a report by Digital Spy, band guitarist Kirk Hammett revealed that they have enough songs to record for their 2008 album “Death Magnetic” follow up.
“We have a lot of good songs,” Hammett said.
“The songs are ever changing at this point.
Nothing is etched in stone.
We still have a lot of material we have to sift through, still.” “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.
However, with all the reports of the band’s recording progress, the guitarist revealed that they haven’t even reached midway and that they still have a lot of focusing to do to finish the LP.
“I don’t think we hit the middle point yet,” the 52-year-old musician claimed.
“I would say we’re at the 25 percent point, maybe 30 percent point.” “It’s hard to say, but I mean we are working on it and there are songs and we’re making plans to write more songs and record.” Meanwhile, in a different report by Rolling Stone, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich talked about what could fans expect on the new album.
The 51-year-old drummer revealed that fans should expect the same sound heard from them throughout the years.
“The creative elements are getting close to being done,” the 51-year-old drummer said.
“Just remember, this is still ‘Metallica time.’ When I say we’re close to being done, it means the next month or so.
There’s a lot of stuff going on as life continues with family and personal events….
But we are certainly down there [writing] pretty much every day.”