May 30, 2013 19:43

Metallica to play only European show of the summer at Roskilde Festival

The band are currently working on their 12th studio album

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Metallica have been added to the bill of Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

The headline show will be the band's only European date of the summer. The festival takes place June 29-July 7 and will also see sets from Kraftwerk, The National, Rihanna, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sigur Ros and Slipknot. The band, who are currently recording their 12th studio album, last played the festival 10 years ago.

Metallica, who have not released an album for five years, have revealed that their new record is taking longer than usual because they're constantly analysing their material. Bassist Robert Trujillo told Billboard: "The work ethic is super, super strong, and that's what takes us longer than other bands, because we're sitting there and sometimes we're really analysing things. I mean, for every one lyric, [James] Hetfield has, like three lyric possibilities. But I can tell you this; the grooves and the riffs that are already on the radar are really, really awesome. We've still got more riffs to go through and jam out and throw into the process, but we're getting there, and we'll have something great, hopefully, in the next year."

The first trailer for Metallica's 3D movie was recently revealed online. Scroll down to watch. Titled Metallica - Through The Never, the film is unusual hybrid of concert movie and fictional feature film. Actor Dane DeHaan, best known for roles in Chronicle and The Place Beyond The Pines, plays a crew member who gets given an urgent mission during a gig - with life-changing results.

Metallica - Through The Never will open in IMAX 3D on September 27 in the US, before transferring to regular cinemas on October 4. A UK release date has not yet been announced.


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