Metallica‘s bassist Robert Trujillo has assured fans that the band’s next album will be out a lot quicker than the last two.
Fans had to wait five years for 2008’s ‘Death Magnetic’ and eight years for 2016’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’.
He confirmed the metal veterans have already begun “jamming” on new material.
“We have a zone we call ‘The Tuning Room’ which is a space where we can jam and warm up before the show. We’re always in there coming up with ideas and you may get a few seconds of an idea but everything is recorded, always. And then of course at home, everyone has got ideas,” Trujillo told The Music‘s podcast.
“‘Death Magnetic’ was, for the most part, a collaborative effort. ‘Hardwired’ was more central to James’ [Hetfield] specific ideas and was also taking the spirit of what we had done on the previous record. I’m excited about the next record because I believe it will also be a culmination of the two records and another journey. There’s no shortage of original ideas, that’s the beauty of being in this band.”
He added: “It will come a lot sooner than the previous two did… this time around I think we’ll be able to jump on it a lot quicker and jump in the studio and start working.
“We’ve all vowed to get this one going sooner than later. Now, how soon? I don’t know. We’ve been touring non-stop. It’s been over two years now. At some point, sure, we’ll need to take a little bit of a break. It’s sort of the right thing for us to do because we’ve been going so hard.”