Metallica hint at new music by posting studio photo via Instagram

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Robert Trujillo has previously confirmed that work on a new LP has begun

Metallica have taken to Instagram to post an image of bass player Robert Trujillo working in the studio.

Uploaded on Friday (January 16), the photo – which sees Trujillo playing in front of a mixing desk while a hand gives the devil-horn salute – hints that the band are working on some new material. “Rockin along…” reads the caption.

Rockin along . . .

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Trujillo last month confirmed that the metal band were in the early stages of recording a new album. “We’re just blueprinting everything right now,” he said. “There are a lot of ideas, a lot of song bodies; you gotta go through the process. For me personally, I’m really excited about what we’ve been able to jam out.”

“I don’t like to make predictions, but I’d like to think – at least for me – that I’m really happy with what’s happening instrumentally. So let’s see how that journey continues. Writing a Metallica song is a journey and a process, and it takes time. But that’s what’s special about it. Metallica likes to nurture a song, nurture an arrangement.”

Metallica released their last album ‘Death Magnetic’ in 2008.