Although not having a release date and title yet, 's new album will definitely be released this September. This confirmation is being stated by the band's drummer Lars Ulrich who told reporters that the band is close to wrap up the record and have already planned the packaging for the upcoming set.
On the interview, beside confirming that the record is almost done, Ulrich also said that the new record will have a different atmosphere compared to Metallica's albums in the 90s. "We've pretty much finished the music now, so all the next level stuff is just starting to go down. We sort of promised ourselves that unlike all the records we made in the '90s, were just completely stressed-out and just nutty, that we were gonna try and have a little more sane environment," Ulrich said.