Robert Trujillo Says New Metallica Album Will “Come A Lot Sooner” Than Past Two Records


Fans shouldn’t expect another eight year wait for Metallica‘s follow-up to their platinum selling 2016 album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“. The band’s bassist Robert Trujillo recently spoke with The Music, confirming that ideas for the record have already begun to be stockpiled while the group are out on the road. He said of that:

“We have a zone we call ‘The Tuning Room’ which is a space where we can jam and warm up before the show. We’re always in there coming up with ideas and you may get a few seconds of an idea but everything is recorded, always. And then of course at home, everyone has got ideas.”

“‘Death Magnetic‘ was, for the most part, a collaborative effort. ‘Hardwired‘ was more central to James‘ specific ideas and was also taking the spirit of what we had done on the previous record. I’m excited about the next record because I believe it will also be a culmination of the two records and another journey. There’s no shortage of original ideas, that’s the beauty of being in this band.”

As to when fans can expect to hear it, Trujillo offered:

“It will come a lot sooner than the previous two did… this time around I think we’ll be able to jump on it a lot quicker and jump in the studio and start working. We’re all vowed to get this one going sooner than later. Now, how soon? I don’t know. We’ve been touring non-stop. It’s been over two years now. At some point, sure, we’ll need to take a little bit of a break. It’s sort of the right thing for us to do because we’ve been going so hard. We’re gonna be still busy next year.”

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