Lars Ulrich, the co-founder and drummer of Metallica, has clarified the matter about the highly-expected Metallica album while speaking of the difficulties of working virtually with his bandmates during the global pandemic.
Within his recent conversation with Kara Swisher on CNBC Evolve Summit, the iconic musician and record producer, Lars Ulrich, has opened up about the production process of the upcoming Metallica album, which has been awaited since the band took over the metal scene with their praiseworthy live album, ‘S&M2,’ on August 28, 2020.
When asked if the album is coming soon, Ulrich said that they all feel radically they always have another album coming out. He explained that, as Metallica, they have been trying to do as much as they could in the last 7 months, trying to make a difference with their foundation, ‘All Within My Hands,’ with their music, and with connecting to people.
The drummer also revealed that they have been working the last 6-8 weeks virtually and admitted the fact that being in a rock and roll band and working virtually is not super easy.
Lars Ulrich emphasized the complications due to the significant time delays as he plays from San Francisco while the leading guitarist of the band, Kirk Hammett, joins from Oahu, and the frontman, James Hetfield, from Colorado. Ulrich concluded his words by saying nobody has quite figured it out yet, so it’s not certain when the album will be out.
Here’s what Lars Ulrich said during the interview about the upcoming album:
“We feel radically we always have another album coming out. We have been trying to do as much as we could in the last 7 months, trying to make a difference with our foundation, with our music, and with connecting to people.
We have been working the last 6-8 weeks virtually. I can give you some advice if you want advice. Being in a rock and roll band and working virtually is not super easy. You know, time delays, all these things make it really hard.
The main thing we miss is being able to hear each other. If I’m playing from San Francisco, Kirk and James are two guitar players either from Oahu or Colorado, there are significant time delays, it’s very hard for us to play at the same time.”
“I’m calling what we do ‘steering.’ Which means I’m playing at B and they’re playing to me. I can’t hear what they’re playing and vice versa. If there’s steering, we can’t all hear each other in a universal fashion so there are some significant complications.
We have our recording team in the production scene who are speaking to us all over the world. Nobody has quite figured it out yet.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here.