Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich spoke in an interview with Mercury News and explained his thoughts about their latest album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”.

He said that Hardwired album is their most successful album in 25 years. Here’s the statement:

“The greatest thing about that (“Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”) is that we may have made our most successful record in 25 years in terms of reception. Obviously, this record isn’t shipping as many units as records did 10 or 20 years ago. But the perception is that it’s probably our most well-received record since the Black Album.

So, to have that 30-plus years into your career, and to make a record that connects at that level — still — is crazy cool.

He continued:

“A lot of people are really taking to the new songs. Like, we’ll meet people at meet-and-greets and they’ll be like “My favorite song is ‘Now That We’re Dead’” and “My favorite song is ‘Halo on Fire.’”

Interviewer said “this current tour kicked off in 2017, and I see you have dates announced through the summer of 2019. That’s a lot of roadwork. Are you tired of touring yet?”, Lars responded:

We have the luxury, and we are very fortunate, to be able to set a touring schedule that works really well for us. We kind of set boundaries. We have a two-week rule, so that after two weeks we come home and see our families and kids and get a sense of San Francisco. So, for about a decade, we’ve had a really good setup in terms of how we balance all of it.

It takes longer to play the same amount of dates. But the good news is that our chances for not losing our minds — or for playing all the shows, physically, mentally — are much higher, because we have a pace that we feel is at the right level for us.

So, it’s good. We still have to go to Australia. We still have to go to Japan. We have a couple of other things planned after Europe.”

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