In an interview in this month’s Classic Rock Magazine, a portion of which was posted online Tuesday, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said that the songs the band has come up with for their upcoming new album “sounds a lot like a continuation” of their last studio album, Death Magnetic. Said Ulrich:
Death Magnetic is one motherf-ker of a record. There aren’t many Metallica records that sound as good as Death Magnetic four years after they were made. With a lot of the other records, there were questions: ‘Why did we do that?’ or ‘What was going on there?’ or ‘Why didn’t somebody say to turn the snare on?’ I don’t feel like that with Death Magnetic. What we’re doing now certainly sounds like a continuation.
The album is currently set for release sometime next year.
Metallica is also working on a 3D film project, which Ulrich likened in the interview to Led Zeppelin’s film, The Song Remains the Same:
There are four members in Led Zeppelin, four members in Metallica, it’s a full-length movie, and there’s a lot in this film that does not take place onstage.
The major difference is that the stuff that takes place offstage in the Metallica movie does not feature any members of Metallica. It’s two separate worlds – a Metallica show and a story that unfolds in a parallel universe – and at some point they intertwine.
The band filmed three concerts in Canada throughout August that will be included in the movie. This past August, Ulrich said that the film will be “75 percent concert, 25 percent other stuff.” It is set for release in the summer and is directed by Nimrod Antal.