Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke during a recent appearance on Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk and talked about the upcoming projects of the band.
In April 2020, Lars revealed in an interview that Metallica could work for an upcoming studio album if they have time for it, and the bass guitarist Robert Trujillo pointed out that they are interacting with each other to create new ideas.
However, Metallica didn’t release any new material besides the quarantine record, ‘Blackened 2020.’ Since then, they had been busy with the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s self-titled album, ‘Black Album.’
During the conversation with Eddie Trunk, Lars mentioned that they are working on the new record for the band and they have been pretty engaged to fully focus on releasing a new studio album.
While Lars was saying that they are just dipping their toes, the iconic drummer also stated that it is way too early to talk about a record or a release date for now. Nevertheless, Lars said that they are ready to get back to work once again.
Lars Ulrich talked about the upcoming Metallica record in the interview:
“We’re on that path. I don’t know if it’s cohesive enough to call a record, but we’re dipping our toes. We’ve been trying to stay busy. We did the drive-in thing last summer. We did an All Within My Hands event in November. We did ‘Colbert.’ We’re doing ‘Kimmel’ tomorrow. We’re engaged. And we are creating at some level.
It’s way too early to talk about a record or a timeline or anything. But we’re staying busy. And it’s exciting to just think of the possibilities. Right now we’re so rejuvenated and just ready to get back in.”
Metallica’s latest record was ‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,’ which was the tenth studio album of the band that was released in 2016. The album got good criticism overall, with the songs such as ‘Murder One,’ ‘Atlas, Rise!’ and more.