Metallica talk about new album

They have 25 songs

Metallica are considering 25 songs for the follow up to 2003’s ’St. Anger’.

The album will be the band’s ninth studio effort and they hope to narrow the list of songs down to a single album of material when they begin recording in January with Red Hot Chilli Peppers producer Rick Rubin.

Drummer Lars Ulrich said that the new album’s sound would hark back to 1986’s ’Master Of Puppets’.

“What I hear sounds very lively, very spunky, got a lot of energy,” he explained. “I think that the shows we played over the summer, we were definitely leaner and kind of in better shape than we’ve been in a long time.”

The band rekindled their interest in that sound after playing the classic album in its entirety at several European shows.

“Having to deliver ’Master of Puppets’ for three months this summer definitely revitalized some of that stuff in us,” Ulrich told The Rock Radio. “It’s been kind of fun having that in the back of our mind.”