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Metallica, one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, announced an upcoming album to be finished this summer.

According to drummer Lars Ulrich, in an interview with Metal Force Magazine: “We’re now coming towards the end of the musical creative process and we’re starting to look ahead and the process of how we’re gonna share this record with the universe.”

Although Ulrich was sure that the album will be finished this summer, we’ve yet to get our hopes up on the album’s release. The drummer mentioned a possibility of putting it on hold until next year if “some sort of cosmic reason” offers a smarter choice.

Furthermore, he recognized the tireless efforts of Greg Fidelman in recoding their new album, “Greg Fidelman is 24/7 on this record and has been since last summer. He’s doing an insanely great job and has been putting his heart and soul in it pretty much every waking moment of his life in helping us engineer and produce this record.”  The band has worked with him in their 2008 studio album Death Magnetic.

Metallica is a multi-awarded American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981. The band has been tagged as one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, and “one of the biggest selling acts in American history”. Currently composed of James Hetfield (vox, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammet (guitar, background vox), and Robert Trujillo (bass, background vox), Metallica continues to rock with their head-banging, ear-pounding, formidable music.