If you’re like me, and you love all things Metallica, then this news is big. Metallica’s last album was Hardwired…To Self Destruct in 2016. That album was a return to better production and harder material. Especially after the pile of crap that was Lulu. I don’t consider that to be a Metallica album though. Metallica takes longer than most bands in between albums though.

Rob Trujillo, the now long-time bassist for the band, confirmed that the thrash metal titans are working on a new album. He went on the Vinyl Guide podcast to talk about the pandemic and all things Metallica. Trujillo had this to say about it.

Trujillo On A New Metallica Album

Obviously, we’ve gotta get through this quarantine and all this stuff that’s happening with that. In the meantime, we’re creating, and I think that is really cool ’cause sometimes it takes a while to get the band together and get four individuals who are living in different places in the same room.

But it’s like, ‘Hey, guess what? We don’t have to be in the same room right now.’ We can make music from our homes and work together and build stuff, and then we’ll get in that room together and we’ll bang the stuff out, but we’ll be 40 steps ahead.

There’s no definite plan as to a release date; I mean, we’re just sort of now cultivating the terrain and getting kind of excited about it, to be honest.

It’s kind of a cool thing that we’ve been able to start focusing on that ’cause it’s new for us, we haven’t done it this way.

Rob Trujillo on the Vinyl Guide Podcast

No Release Date But It’s Still Big Time


Anytime there’s news on a Metallica album, it’s going to make news. They’re the single biggest heavy metal band on the planet. Metallica is still making good music, as seen with Death Magnetic and Hard Wired. So news of a new album is sure to make metal fans, even the most hateful, and jaded ones, happy. If there’s something that could make this pandemic and the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders better, it’s Metallica.

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Source: Vinyl Guide Podcast