Metallica frontman James Hetfield has said in an interview that the band are “recording an album right now“. Hetfield spoke to EMG about guitars and pickups and mentioned which guitars he is currently using to record the new album with. In the interview Hetfield said “I tell ya, we’re recording right now, and there’s the number one guitar, there’s the number two guitar, there’s the number three. And here’s the third-track guitars that just sound different. They all sound different“.
He continued, “Unbelievable to be sitting here thinking I designed a guitar, well, I’m not gonna take all the credit obviously, but taking a classic shape, redesigning and thinking of the idea for developing a clean pickup that had dynamics, that had power and having it sit here in a guitar and me recording an album after 35 years with it, awesome“.
With no more news on this and nothing on their website, it seems that we will just have to sit back and wait for more announcements. This new album will be the followup to 2008’s Death Magnetic. Check out the full interview with EMG below.