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Experience The New Metallica Album Before It's Done

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METALLICA has set up a special web site to promote the group's forthcoming LP. "Mission Metallica" will go live in May and it promises to offer fans a chance to "experience the new album before it's done."

Check it out at www.missionmetallica.com.

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently announced that the group's follow-up to 2003's "St Anger" will be released this September.

The band has been recording the as-yet-untitled record in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin.

Speaking to IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson on the March 7 edition of Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, Ulrich said: "We're just finishing up a record, we've got six weeks left and it should be out in September, that's the idea right now."

He added: "I like what I've heard so far. I'm not one of the great sellers of 'the new record's the best thing we've ever done and it shits all over the last record and it's way heavier'. I'm not a great believer in all that horseshit."

"I like it and I'm one of METALLICA's harshest critics. So far it feels pretty good but there's still plenty of time to fuck it up, so let's see what happens."

Lars told Revolver magazine that the group's new material "is certainly a lot more dynamic and a lot more varied than the last couple of go-rounds," adding, "There's a lot of light and shade in these songs. There's heavy, fast, nutty stuff, and then there's some slowdowns and musical interludes." Ulrich also said that the album has more in common with some of the group's '80s releases than more recent offerings like "St. Anger" and "Load".

Ulrich wouldn't agree that the yet-to-be-titled disc is a full-blown return to the past, saying, "I hate to be that specific, because six months from now people are gonna go, 'What the fuck? Lars lied to us!' But it feels that way to me."

The drummer also revealed that producer Rick Rubin, working with the band for the first time, wanted METALLICA to use classic efforts like "Ride the Lightning" and "Master of Puppets" as "reference points" for its new songs.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. metal2death writes:

lars, if your not happy about the sh** you made... DON'T RELEASE IT. keep on striving for perfection and play what you want to play! i dont care if this cd is out until next summer. just don't embarrass yourself AGAIN.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. O-Matron writes:

What the hell does "experience the album" mean? Why not just say, "Hear" the album? Something's rotten in Denmark!

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Good idea, release a few songs to see how the fans react before finishing the album. Had they done that with St. Anger I think it would of turned out a wholeee lot better. Then again they said St. Anger was goign back to the Kill 'em All recording style and we all know how that turned out. I hope it turns out awesome, Metallica was one of my favorite bands back in the day.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

wait, will we be sued for anything?! cause ya know how they feel about people listening to their music before its out.....why the hell have they changed their fukin minds now?? guess it pays to be hypicritical as long as you have millions!!

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. bbristowe writes:

Jokes on you, there not releasing a cd. Just trickin' you all into listening in so they can sue everybody for enough money to buy the Caribbean and rename it Metallica.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. meambizarronow writes:

I wonder how much cash they are trying to bilk out of us kids for this crap now?

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 4:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. rockeron writes:

metallica are here just for money...rick rubin is deciding wich songs are good in writing process
like rick said 2 songs are good write 9 more..something like this but metallica should know
is their music good becuse metallica are musicians not rick who produces lot of commercial
stuff like red hot chili... , rap music i think.....new album will be more commercial than
old school metal.
i hope i am wrong.........................................

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZT writes:

"it sh**s all over the last record and it's way heavier'"

I liked St. Anger, and It WAS pretty heavy......

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 9:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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