Metallica is on track to finish their tenth studio album this summer, but that doesn't mean fans will necessarily hear the music this year. Speaking to Metal Forces magazine, Ulrich said the as-yet-untitled album the group has been recording at Metallica HQ in San Rafael, California, with producer Greg Fidelman -- who engineered their last album, 2008's Death Magnetic -- is nearing completion.
"We’re now coming towards the end of the musical creative process and we’re starting to look ahead and the process of how we’re gonna share this record with the universe," Ulrich said. "The month of June is basically when we’re gonna sit down and figure what we’re gonna do with it all; what we’re gonna call it and what’s gonna be on it." A spokesperson for Metallica could not be reached for comment at press time to confirm Ulrich's comments.