Kirk Hammett On Next Metallica Album

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Musicians James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica take a bow onstage at CBS RADIO's third annual "The Night Before" at AT&T Park on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS)
  • Metallica fans today are accustomed to waiting long lengths of time between releases. Eight years spanned Hardwired… To Self-Destruct and Death Magnetic, and there were five before that.
  • But perhaps work on their next record will be much quicker, according to Kirk Hammett in a new interview.
  • The guitarist spoke with Australia’s Mixdown magazine and hinted that the band could hit the studio after their “WorldWired” tour wraps in November.
  • “We’re in our third year since “Hardwired”. Maybe we can get a bit more focus and go into the studio a bit sooner. I have a ton of material. I’ve over-compensated, so I’m ready to go anytime,” Hammett reveals.
  • What do you think is the right amount of time between band releases? How often does your favorite band put out records?
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