Sad news, Metallica fans: the band appears to be extending their break from making new music.
In fact, at the Orion Festival, which the band headlined in Detroit this past weekend, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett said Metallica’s new album wouldn’t be out anytime soon, MTV News reports.
According to the article, the band, who released their most recent album Death Magnetic back in 2008, isn’t planning on putting out a new album for two more years.
“So, it doesn’t look like we’re going to be putting out an album any time soon this year, it would be an amazing stroke of luck and grace if our album came out next year,” Hammett said, adding, “I think it’s a more sober statement to make that the album will probably come out in 2015. That’s a sober, realistic thing… but we’re psyched about it.”
The musician also took a moment to talk about the group’s upcoming rock doc, which is due out in IMAX this September. He says the band learned a great deal about moviemaking while being in the music industry for the past several decades, allowing them to make a unique film for their fans.
“Through the Never is not exactly your typical concert film; it has a narrative weaving in and out of the concert footage,” he told MTV News. “You won’t see, like, interviews with the band members backstage, or anything like that. All you’ll see is raw footage of us onstage, and then narrative, with the story that weaves in and out.”
For more on Metallica’s upcoming tour date and the release of Through the Never, check out their official site, and head over to MTV News to check out the full video interview with Kirk Hammett.
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