Metallica harnessing 'good vibe' on tenth studio album

Lars Ulrich says recording will start up soon

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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed the band are keen to harness the current "good vibe" within the group and release their next album as soon as they can.

The group have traditionally left long periods between albums in the last 15 years, but will begin recording the follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' this spring.

Speaking to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Ulrich said: "In the past, we would be fed up with Metallica whenever we returned home after a gigantic world tour, but this time it's different."

He added: "Therefore it won't be that long before we start working on a new album. I think that we'll probably already get the creative process going in March or April and go into the studio."

The drummer said the reason behind the speed of the songwriting process was that the band are getting on pretty well. "There's a really good vibe in the band," he said. "We really want to get back to Metallica quickly because we are enjoying it so much right now."

The metal giants have suffered fraught interband relations in the past, some of which were documented in 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster. However, Ulrich said that things are different now and he was glad they had come through their problems.

"We found solutions to the problems that we've had instead of letting internal squabbles destroy the band," he said. "Which, for instance, happened to our friends in Guns N' Roses."

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