Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has revealed that the band’s anticipated new studio album has nearly been completed.
Speaking to BB6 Music, the band’s drummer Ulrich said: “We’re just finishing up a record, we’ve got six weeks left and it should be out in September, that’s the idea right now.”
The still untitled new album has been produced with legendary rock producer Rick Rubin in Los Angeles and is reportedly a return to the band’s early fast and loud sound, with the return of their infamous guitar solos, which were left off their previous 2003 album St Anger.
The new studio album is also the first studio album to feature bassist Roberto Trujillo, formerly of Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne‘s band. Trujilo joined Metallica in 2003.
The band are widely expected to announce a world tour this summer, to take place from this September.
Metallica are set to headline several European festivals this Summer, including Spain’s Electric Weekend, Pinkpop Music Festival in Holland, Rock am Ring/Rock im Park in Germany and Portugal’s Rock In Rio Festival.
They are also set to play at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in the US.
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