Metallica To Start Work On New Album “In A Couple Of Weeks”

Posted: January 17, 2014 in Metalhammer
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Kirk and Het

Kirk Hammett reckons that Metallica will finally start cracking on with that new album within the next month.

“[We’ll start] in a couple of weeks,” he tells Billboard. “When we start, that’s going to be our main priority, and we’re pretty excited about it because we’ve been saying we need to start working on this album, but we’ve been procrastinating greatly with it. We’ve pretty much come up with every sort of excuse we can not to start work on the album, but we’ve run out of excuses, so we pretty much have to start work on it now.

Kirk Hammett: Fired up

“We’re a band that never has a shortage of ideas,” he adds. “You hear about these bands that are sitting in the studio and they don’t have any songs, what are they gonna do? That’s not Metallica. Metallica’s problem is the total opposite. We have too many ideas. James has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those number alone are just crazy. That’s formidable.”

You can’t argue with those stats, ladies and gentlemen. 1200 ideas. Legit. In a couple of weeks time, Kirk will be busy curating his very own horror festival, featuring bands, film screenings, exhibitions and many special events.

“It’s going to be pretty different from your standard sort of, like, comic convention,” says the axe legend. “I want it to be an experience. I want it to be interactive. I want it to have ambience and atmosphere and be something you can actually feel with all five senses. I wanted it to be unique and thrilling, because I really love this stuff. I don’t want to come across as some sort of poseur or hipster or anything; I have a real passion for it and I want people who are like-minded to revel in a lot of the same stuff that I revel in and just see how cool it is.”

Kirk Von Hammett’s FEAR FestEvil takes place Feb. 7-8 in San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom.

Metallica headline Sonisphere 2014 alongside Iron Maiden and The Prodigy. Sonisphere 2014 takes place July 4-6 at Knebworth Park. Tickets are on sale now from

from Metal Hammer
via Merlin


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