Metallica have 600 new song ideas

The band released their last LP 'Death Magnetic' in 2008

Metallica have revealed that they have 600 song ideas for their new album.

The band, who are currently working on the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’, told Rolling Stone that they came up with almost 600 ideas for new songs during rehearsals earlier this year, many of which stemmed from jam sessions held whilst they were on the road.

Speaking about the new record, drummer Lars Ulrich said: “I understand there are people waiting for a new record, and so are we. But I can’t stress about it. It’s not like, ‘Fuck, hurry up and get this record out.’ Hurry up for what? So we can go play gigs? We already play gigs. We’ll get there.”

Metallica were recently 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 last played the festival 10 years ago.

The first trailer for Metallica‘s 3D movie was recently revealed online. 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.