By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Metallica fans have been long-awaiting the follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic, and it looks like their wish will soon be granted.
At least, according to bassist Robert Trujillo, who recently told Classic Rock Magazine that 2014 will be all about the music for the metal icons and a new release will be out “in a year or so.”
So what’s been the hold-up? Trujillo says that the band’s upcoming concert film Metallica: Through the Never, is the culprit, as the band has had to turn all of their attention to the project and its soundtrack over the past few months.
“Before all the film stuff, we were jamming these ideas and having a lot of fun. But we got sidetracked,” Trujillo told Classic Rock Magazine.
And while the band hasn’t exactly hammered out the details for their next LP, Trujillo does say that some of the leftover material from Death Magnetic has the potential to make an appearance.
“On the last album we had a lot of long songs. I liked that, but I also liked the short stuff too,” Trujillo explained to Classic Rock Magazine. “That’s one thing I’m excited about: there’s the thrash element back in the mix. It’s kind of been missing in the past.”
In the meantime, fans can get their Metallica fix by going to see their upcoming live concert film Through the Never, which hits IMAX theaters on September 27 and theaters everywhere on October 4. The band has also recently released a ‘making-of’ Through the Never video series, which can be seen here.
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