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Metallica: New Album ‘Heavier Version’ Of Black Album

The band are currently working on the follow up to 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’.

Metallica claim their next album will be a ‘heavier version’ of their classic Black Album.

The band, currently working on the follow up to 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’, told Rolling Stone they’re currently about eight songs into the process.

‘If ‘Death Magnetic’ was a logical successor to ‘…And Justice For All’, the next album will be a heavier ‘Black Album’,’ guitarist Kirk Hammlett claimed. ‘We’re not going to the depths of complexity that we did for ‘Death Magnetic’. The stuff we’re coming up with is more groove-oriented, a heavier version of what we were doing in the early 90s.’

‘When people talk about the old stuff, they think ‘Justice’,’ drummer Lars Ulrich added. ‘But look at ‘Harvester Of Sorrow’ on that album. It’s a fairly simple five-minute song. And ‘Fuel’ is an absolute scorcher live. Right now, I’m thinking shorter, more to-the-point.’

Metallica are set to headline next summer’s Download festival, playing ‘The Black Album’ in it’s entirety.

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