Metallica's New Album Is 'Recording Right Now,' Confirms James Hetfield

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Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett bid the crowd farewell at Day Four of the Metallica 30th Anniversary shows at The Fillmore on December 10, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

Metallica has been teasing updates on its long awaited tenth studio album for a while, and James Hetfield has some good news. The band is recording right now

Well, we can’t speak for this very moment, but moves are being made. During a video interview with EMGpickupsTV, the guitarist-vocalist announced, “I tell ya, we’re recording right now.” 

And since this was an interview for a guitar publication, he went into some gear head details: “There’s the number one guitar, there’s the number two guitar, there’s the number three. And the third-track guitars that just sound different. They all sound different".

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Metallica has been working on its follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic for a minute. In Jan. 2014, Billboard interviewed bassist Robert Trujullo about Metallica’s new album. Trujillo wasn’t dropping any tentative release dates then, though in a April 2015 interview with Billboard, guitarist Kirk Hammett estimated Metallica was 25 to 30 percent finished. 

In other words, stay tuned.