Progress on New Metallica Album Not So Good, Ulrich Says


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 26: Singer/guitarist James Hetfield (L) and drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica perform during a stop of the band’s WorldWired Tour at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images).


At least Metallica deserves credit for being honest. While most bands tend to brag about the progress of an upcoming album, Lars Ulrich says work on Metallica’s new project is moving at a “glacial” pace. “There’s a little bit of movement, but it’s hard to do a lot when we’re not together,” the drummer says. “These are the craziest of times and nothing is letting up.”

A year after the follow-up to 2016’s “Hardwired to Self-Destruct” was announced, Ulrich says the album still doesn’t have even a tentative release date. “Being a rock and roll band and working virtually is not super-easy,” Ulrich says. “Time delays, all these things make it really hard.”

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