Metallica writing tenth album
2012-02-03 by Ikarus14 | 141 Comments

Legendary heavy metal band Metallica have confirmed that they have begun work on their tenth studio album.

Bassist Robert Trujillo says "We've got a couple of new songs we have been working on the past couple of weeks. The writing process for the new Metallica album has begun. We've been in the studio with Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we're going to be recording during the most of next year."

This will be the first studio album released by the band since their popular Death Magnetic released in 2008, and also since the poorly received Lulu, their controversial collaboration with Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed, which was released in October 2011.

http://ology.com/music/metallica-begin-work-their-next-studio-album/10262011

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DominionMM1
February 3rd 2012

9559 Comments


ugh

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lucasjcockcroft
February 3rd 2012

3702 Comments


sup brett favre

fuckthatnoise
February 3rd 2012

1479 Comments


i wonder what piece of furniture hetfield will proclaim himself to be on this one?

TheFifthEye
February 3rd 2012

121 Comments


Awww! And here I was hoping for B-sides of Lulu

ncguitar
February 3rd 2012

2402 Comments


tablecore

pizzamachine
February 3rd 2012

12571 Comments


not looking forward to this

Clamface
February 3rd 2012

105 Comments


hang it up

MoosechriS
February 3rd 2012

4803 Comments


I AM THE SOFA!!!!

Apollo
February 3rd 2012

10266 Comments


fuck you Metallica, stop shitting on your fans, the ones who are left anyway

band hasn't been good since the late 80's

ZKG777
February 3rd 2012

171 Comments


I'm happy about it. I will listen, and probably enjoy. Good day everybody!

Yazz_Flute
February 3rd 2012

18764 Comments


I AM THE BIDET TO THE ASS OF FAME

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AsoTamaki
February 3rd 2012

2525 Comments


Yeah...this "working on a new album" thing has been going on for months already. "next year" in Rob's quote = this year, but I guess it doesn't hurt to keep kids reminded.

m/

newjunkaesthetic93
February 3rd 2012

1871 Comments


I bet they'll make a bunch of money.

Parallels
February 3rd 2012

6640 Comments


ugh this better be worthwhile

omnipanzer
February 3rd 2012

21425 Comments


This has got to be a joke at this point.

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MO
February 3rd 2012

18261 Comments


@ sonicspeed - it won't be

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Inveigh
February 3rd 2012

24800 Comments


idk Lulu wasn't a Metallica album at all really, it was Lou Reed who hired Metallica to be his backing band

and Death Magnetic was pretty great so there's definitely reason to believe this one could be good

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2012

21582 Comments


still haven't heard Death Magnetic in full

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KILL
February 3rd 2012

70621 Comments


rip

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PropaneNightmares
February 3rd 2012

115 Comments


m/

DominionMM1
February 3rd 2012

9559 Comments


"still haven't heard Death Magnetic in full"

you're not missing much


Maniac!
February 3rd 2012

26246 Comments


It's funny how Megadeth is releasing "meh" albums, but they are at least solid. And then you have Metallica who are living parodies of rock stars.

Inveigh
February 3rd 2012

24800 Comments


I don't think this will be Lulu pt 2 anymore than Death Magnetic was St. Anger pt 2

AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LULU IS NOT A METALLICA ALBUM

Tyrael
February 3rd 2012

20740 Comments


ALREADY?

Inveigh
February 3rd 2012

24800 Comments


I'm sure they'll still screw up the production somehow though

Destructerator
February 3rd 2012

853 Comments


Death Magnetic showed us why they stopped making thrash albums: they're out of ideas.

scissorlocked
February 3rd 2012

3508 Comments


legendary

yeah

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megalodon
February 3rd 2012

108 Comments


it's safe to say that after sixteen years of mediocrity, Metallica's tenth record will continue this tradition.

UnnamedOcean
February 3rd 2012

3950 Comments


God please go away this music is dead. Bands need to learn to quit while they are ahead.

KILL
February 3rd 2012

70621 Comments


lol ocean have you even listened to this band

EyesWideShut
February 3rd 2012

3099 Comments


that pic of them is the most METAL thing eva M/

Timmons
February 3rd 2012

561 Comments


who's metallica?

UnnamedOcean
February 3rd 2012

3950 Comments


Here and there. Not a fan, but I won't deny their influence.

AsoTamaki
February 3rd 2012

2525 Comments


Lol.

KILL
February 3rd 2012

70621 Comments


yea megadeth are better glad we agree

Timmons
February 3rd 2012

561 Comments


death magnetic was bollocks, so forced. you can't force metuhl.

devious
February 3rd 2012

297 Comments


LULU WAS A LOU REED ALBUM. FUCK. I BET THIS IS SOLID. STOKED. STRAIGHT METALLICA.

zaruyache
February 3rd 2012

5909 Comments


I thought I read that they'd be writing shorter, Black Album-esque tracks for this one.

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EyesWideShut
February 3rd 2012

3099 Comments


"death magnetic was bollocks, so forced. you can't force metuhl."

yea i heard they really wanted to make a jam rock record.

FictionalFlames
February 3rd 2012

1516 Comments


why do they take sooooo damn long to write new material?


fsharptrit0ne
February 3rd 2012

4814 Comments


this isn't going to be good

FearThyEvil
February 3rd 2012

12286 Comments


Just retire already.

KjSwantko
February 3rd 2012

9054 Comments


No one even wants a new metallica record lol

Vyndax
February 3rd 2012

128 Comments


Just retire already [2]!

Shuyin
February 3rd 2012

11180 Comments


'LULU WAS A LOU REED ALBUM. FUCK. I BET THIS IS SOLID. STOKED. STRAIGHT METALLICA.'

k

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DeadBeat
February 3rd 2012

529 Comments


I'm not even going to bother about this

KjSwantko
February 3rd 2012

9054 Comments


insta 2.5

eleventhsun
February 3rd 2012

1475 Comments


All they have to do is claim a return to Puppets or RTL and millions of dipshits everywhere will buy in on release.

Anyone who buys new Metallica releases, deserves to be shit on from the mediocre band.

KjSwantko
February 3rd 2012

9054 Comments


lol

Dunpeal
February 3rd 2012

3596 Comments


does anyone buy into these old asshats trying to recapture the glory of their youth?

it's an impossible mission minus that scientologist clown

MadMikeLove
February 3rd 2012

651 Comments


Thought Death Magnetic was good.

Do believe this will be a solid album.

Damon
February 3rd 2012

257 Comments


they did two shitty projects last year. Stop trying. You're done

johnnydeking29
February 3rd 2012

9001 Comments


Gonna give them one last change; they'll never reach the heights they used to, but that doesn't mean they won't release a stellar album. Actually, fuck that, lars is gonna screw it all up again

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jmh886
February 3rd 2012

790 Comments


people who hate on metallica are really cool it seems.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2012

16134 Comments


Lars sure does like his money.

wakeupdead
February 3rd 2012

2204 Comments


they take too long to write, the quality of the work i believe actually suffers because they overthink it. Still stoked though cuz im a fanboy

Dunpeal
February 3rd 2012

3596 Comments


the hate is warranted

johnnydeking29
February 3rd 2012

9001 Comments


WOW!!! new AngelofDeath avatar!!

KjSwantko
February 3rd 2012

9054 Comments


too bad he can't buy better feet Angel

jmh886
February 3rd 2012

790 Comments


load, garage inc, s and m, and death magnetic were all fantastic albums. get the fuck over the fact that they are not the same band from the 80s. its been 20 years since then. seriously. if you dont like the band anymore go complain somewhere else.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2012

16134 Comments


Death Magnetic is almost as bad as St. Anger, and Lulu is worse than both. Don't see why anyone would
give them the benefit of the doubt anymore.

Dunpeal
February 3rd 2012

3596 Comments


who said anything about the 80's?? :/

NO. I will complain here. thanks

KjSwantko
February 3rd 2012

9054 Comments


@jmh, yeah death magnetic so was sooo revolutionary and inspiring, holy shit

austin888
February 3rd 2012

331 Comments


I hope it's good.

bloc
February 3rd 2012

34679 Comments


Maybe if I ask politely they'll collaborate with me this time! :D

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syffuf25
February 3rd 2012

109 Comments


Maybe they've figured out how to raise Burton from the dead. If that's the case, I'll listen to it.

Detective Dan
February 3rd 2012

164 Comments


oh god why are they doing this to us

what did we do to them

Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17682 Comments


WAGGLE MY ASS LIKE A DARK PROSTITUTE COAGULATING BLOOD

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2012

10011 Comments


You guys are saying that Lulu wasn't a Metallica album. I mean, technically yeah it's true that it isn't just their album, but they contributed to it pretty vastly and they're partially responsible for its oh-god-ness

At least they don't have much possibility of doing worse this time

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Grimlin
February 3rd 2012

834 Comments


it's like that guy that always tells the same stupid joke over and over and over again. it's not funny anymore

TheNotrap
February 3rd 2012

7988 Comments


Unfortunately I've lost all hope on them.
Hope I'm wrong.


Poet
February 3rd 2012

5920 Comments


They should turn into a power metal band

FuzzyWookie
February 3rd 2012

140 Comments


^hahahah


FuzzyWookie
February 3rd 2012

140 Comments


"idk Lulu wasn't a Metallica album at all really, it was Lou Reed who hired Metallica to be his backing band

and Death Magnetic was pretty great so there's definitely reason to believe this one could be good"

[2]


taylormemer
February 3rd 2012

4913 Comments


RIP

Emim
February 3rd 2012

26509 Comments


just go the way of all once classic bands and release 20 b-side albums and 30 greatest hits

Dreakon
February 3rd 2012

349 Comments


It's really sad to hear about Metallica breaking up.

mercilessshred
February 3rd 2012

34 Comments


I AM THE TABLE

mxbrady
February 3rd 2012

930 Comments


Oh god why

FlyingGuillotine
February 3rd 2012

5 Comments


All you haters better sleep with one eye open. And grip your pillow tight.


AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2012

1982 Comments


Maybe the shit that was Lulu will motivate them to make a non-shit album.














Ahaha, nah, I'm just funnin' you guys.

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jmh886
February 3rd 2012

790 Comments


1. a bunch of people mentioned their early material

2. i didnt say it was revolutionary or inspiring. i think its a solid album.

3. if you dont like the band. why do you waste your time reading and posting on threads about them? oh yea. you have nothing else to do.

renegadestrings
February 3rd 2012

1435 Comments


Death Magnetic wasn't incredible, but it had some good jams on it. my chief complaint was that songs seemed to drag on forever (The End of The Line) so if they tighten things up, who knows? could be good.

Ikarus14
February 3rd 2012

532 Comments


They'll have to dig themselves out of one BIG fucking hole after Lulu. :L

TheFifthEye
February 3rd 2012

121 Comments


Lulu is my favorite album of all time followed by Lateralus.

CaptainDooRight
February 3rd 2012

28355 Comments


"I AM THE SOFA!!!!"

rofl

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Tijnmans
February 3rd 2012

353 Comments


And sell it will!

Ikarus14
February 3rd 2012

532 Comments


"I AM TEH CD!"

xfearbefore
February 3rd 2012

1245 Comments


I'm looking forward to it. Death Magnetic was pretty damn good I thought, easily better than any album they had made in the previous 17 or so years beforehand.

People shouldn't blame Metallica for Lulu's atrocious lyrics though, Lou wrote all of that "I am the table!" nonsense. And I thought the actual music itself on Lulu wasn't even that bad, just ruined by Reed.

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SteveP
February 3rd 2012

33 Comments


Anxiously awaiting Lulu Pt 2.

rockandmetaljunkie
February 3rd 2012

3302 Comments


This will be an important recording for them. They release a solid album and they swept away the discrace called "Lulu". If their next album won't be good enough, things may not turn out well for them.

Aphrodisiac
February 3rd 2012

1739 Comments


this will fucking suck

kroglor
February 3rd 2012

38 Comments


*reference to Lulu or whatever the fuck its called and Metaliica sucking now* LOL we're all so funny

Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17682 Comments


metallica - whatever the fuck its called

ChuckyTruant
February 3rd 2012

15707 Comments


10 albums for....how long have they been around?

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Wizard
February 3rd 2012

19240 Comments


Officially retired this band out of my life. I actually just sold off their first 4 albums cause I could care less to listen to them again.

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SpiritCrusher2
February 3rd 2012

2900 Comments


lol guys fuck you, metallica is the best metal band ever, they were making the best music in the universe before and now they have more money than all of you together and they still make decent music so you can say whatever you want but yeah they own you in every single way so hahaha fUCK YOU!!!!












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ChuckyTruant
February 3rd 2012

15707 Comments


they don't actually own me. no one does. and i could care less that they are super rich

wacknizzle
February 3rd 2012

12639 Comments


Meshtalucggah

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demigod!
February 3rd 2012

43891 Comments


why won't they stop

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Drone
February 3rd 2012

27 Comments


^ Oh, dear. Having money doesn't make a band good. Bad logic.

SpiritCrusher2
February 3rd 2012

2900 Comments


hahahahahaha FUCK YOUUUUUUUU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xisIVhc64Ng



demigod!
February 3rd 2012

43891 Comments


why won't they stop

SpiritCrusher2
February 3rd 2012

2900 Comments


lol I love that video, thanks andacas


wacknizzle
February 3rd 2012

12639 Comments


yeah that video was fucking gold.

SpiritCrusher2
February 3rd 2012

2900 Comments


yeah, but seattle '89 battery is better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8TaCpbrgrg


KjSwantko
February 3rd 2012

9054 Comments


anything from '89 Seattle and '92 San Diego is godly. Metallica was sooo good back then.

SpiritCrusher2
February 3rd 2012

2900 Comments


they were gods back then

they suck now, but I still love them


SpiritCrusher2
February 3rd 2012

2900 Comments


not their music, but them (no homo)

and I can't wait to hear the new album. it won't be better than a 3.5 probably but still... I can't wait to hear it



Imperial
February 3rd 2012

1722 Comments


Lars: *turns off snare*

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Mabbitt
February 3rd 2012

1328 Comments


Beyond Magnetic was pretty decent, lets hope its more like that. I'm not expecting Ride The Lightning/Master of Puppets part two, but if they can do a Death Magnetic with shorter and more concise songs, as well as better production, i'm down.

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Imperial
February 3rd 2012

1722 Comments


SUICIDE! I'VE ALREADY DIED!

chargers26
February 4th 2012

492 Comments


eh eh eh

thedougler
February 4th 2012

212 Comments


Money>Integrity

Killerhit
February 4th 2012

5209 Comments


Money>Dignity

DarthMann
February 4th 2012

13476 Comments


'RIP'

do you mean
Rust in Peace?

DonniSharK
February 4th 2012

466 Comments


"and we're going to be recording during the most of next year."

A competent band usually only needs about a month to write and record something far better than Metallica....

TronaldDump
February 4th 2012

475 Comments


Hey man, it's hard to record in a month when you're a TABLE.

GraviVice9
February 4th 2012

38 Comments


I AM THE BASS!

iambandersnatch
February 4th 2012

1466 Comments


my first reaction was "oh god go away" or "whyyy" but this might actually be good, just because they haven't done anything good in so long that they're bound to get lucky eventually.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2012

21582 Comments


because they haven't done anything good in so long that they're bound to get lucky eventually.

If I keep throwing all the stuff out of my fridge against a wall eventually it will make a cake

D41V30N
February 4th 2012

949 Comments


They suck.

Ikarus14
February 4th 2012

532 Comments


I AM THE MONEY!

Ikarus14
February 4th 2012

532 Comments


I AM THE MONEY!

Intheayer
February 4th 2012

79 Comments


and this is where we'll see if Lulu was Lou Reeds fault. Death Magnetic was good, so I'm still a little optimistic.

MajorStupidity
February 4th 2012

10 Comments


Lulu was just plain awful, but death magnetic honestly wasnt that bad i would say on par with the black ablum. As long as this album has more in common with DM than lulu i will be happy.

Drone
February 4th 2012

27 Comments


@ Andcas - That was supposed to be for Spiritcrusher. I think we must have posted at the same time.

patrickfannon
February 4th 2012

886 Comments


Am I the only one on Sputnik excited for this? Okaaayy, no creaaam...

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SpiritCrusher2
February 4th 2012

2900 Comments


lol sorry guys, I was drunk last night

but I am excited for this release, yeah

giraffesareepic88
February 4th 2012

72 Comments


Hopefully this album isnt to bad, but im sure it will be just another disappointment like Lulu and St Anger. Still looking forward to it nevertheless.

Venpts16
February 4th 2012

283 Comments


I feel like this will be another attempt by Metallica to "spread [their] wings"...

zrosschristian
February 4th 2012

281 Comments


Hopefully better than Death Magnetic.

Shleebz
February 7th 2012

13 Comments


It's funny how all the "use to be" Metallica fans visit this thread so often. If you don't like Metallica's records anymore then just move on. I agree their not as good as their old shit, but at least they've tried different things. How many bands have put together 4-5 kick ass albums and influenced an entire generation of music at the same time? Not to mention making albums in which every track is sick as fuck! It's extremely rare for bands to do that once, let alone several times. These guys are old as dirt and still shred heavy shit. How many of us could play thrash metal for 30+ years, performing an endless amount of tours, and still come out with decent stuff? Thats what i thought. Most critics are losers that just like to hate on shit cuz their life blows. So fuck all you haters! Keep rockin Metallica! If you can't produce another Master of Puppets, so be it. I'm just thankful I have the option to rip that album whenever I please! m/

Shleebz
February 7th 2012

13 Comments


Kudos to the true Metallica fans btw!

devious
February 7th 2012

297 Comments


Shleebz is the fucking man.

evilford
February 7th 2012

21248 Comments


lmao

I love 80's Metallica. they should retire now.

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ZKG777
February 8th 2012

171 Comments


I still love them. They need to really focus on the things that made them awesome though instead of trying to do a watered down version of what they THINK they should do though.

ZKG777
February 8th 2012

171 Comments


Remove the last "though"...

ThrashInMyHead
February 19th 2012

25 Comments


they should just retire and leave us with their 80s material

Minsc24
February 19th 2012

21 Comments


I have a bad feeling about this...

KyokushinMaster
February 20th 2012

182 Comments


Will be good I liked DM, and they said they want to write a heavier black album. They said they want to write more concise shorter songs they gave an example of Fuel and a Harvester of Sorrow. If its like DM with shorter songs I'll be a very happy camper : )



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