Although not having a release date and title yet, Metallica'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.
Moreover the drummer also reveals details of the songs for the upcoming LP, saying "These are long songs ...we're talking seven-minute, eight-minute, nine-minute nutty-ass songs. We don't make them long or short on purpose; you just kind of do what feels natural. We're not really gonna edit them, we're gonna lose another one at some point in the next month or so and probably end up with 10."
Ulrich then added that the new material will be full of variation and also dynamic. "There's a lot of variation, a lot of fast, slow, melodic ... kind of hardcore, nutty super-fast speed stuff. It's a little more like how some of the earlier records were a little more dynamic within the songs," he said.
Beside preparing their upcoming LP, at the moment the rockers are also busy with their tour schedule. They will conduct lots of gigs this coming month and one of them is performing at the Ozzfest on August 9 in Texas.