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Trujillo Says Metallica Is Writing New Material While On Tour

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Robert Trujillo has told the media in New Zealand that Metallica has been writing backstage and at jam sessions during their tour, amassing a large amount of material. The band plans to rest after their current tour and plans to start writing again.

We recently reported on Metallica's Christchurch, New Zealand concert, which you can read about here.

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1. o-matron writes:

So I guess if they have started writing, the next album should be ready sometime around 2015

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

intresting. i heard it reminds them of when they were writeing master of puppets... i hope so

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

::sounding like Cartman::

great, another round of metalli-mania! when will it end?!?!?!?

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. adace1 writes:

You know it was only 2 years in between RTL and MOP. That should give them something to think about.

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

I see this as only a good thing.
Maybe the egos will be put aside for once and the creativity of old will be let out. (???)
Really, it will force all of them to work together without all the outside interference.
Hopefully Rob and Kirk will have more input this time.
I can see Rob really thrashing things up. :)
Oh comon. If you're going to dream, then dream big.

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Metalfist writes:

Metallica are slowpokes at recording new albums now a days. They really need to pick up the pace. It takes Megadeth a good nine months to make a record that is praised by everybody, and Metallica two years to make a record that is way too distorted.

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

They must be some of the richest rockstars on the planet - I swear to god if this one doesn't come out with the production it deserves I'll throw in the towel like a battered wife that finally makes the jump.

# Sep 29, 2010 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

cynic, its ok to do it early and get it over with.........spare yourself the misery now!!

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Hollow writes:

St. Anger II

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. deathbringer writes:

I'm lookiong forward to overamplified/clipped trashcan lids on this one. It's completely baffling how they can have all the money to throw at it and get two so poorly produced albums. I certainly hope it's better in that department, because I could actually listen to both of the previous albums if the production was better. PRobably the only two albums I've had a serious complaint about production in teh 2000s.

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Ozzie writes:

Geez I hope its going to be decent! They cannot afford to make another dud. I like some of Death Magnetic but St Anger was produced terribly. Still a long way from the early days though. I dont expect them to return to those days as they are different band now but hoepfully they succeed with a sound that is Metallica.

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 5:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Metalheadx101x writes:

Ive had all the "New Material" I can take from Metallica...

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blindgreed1 writes:

How much you wanna bet Larz breaks the golden rule of not taking a sh!t on the tour bus on a daily basis?

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Shoe Police writes:

Rick Rubin ruined Death Magnetic: it was mixed WAY TOO LOUD. They tried to get too creative with the music and it didn't work.

Ditch Rick + Keep it simple = good album

# Sep 30, 2010 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Chazz writes:

Great news. I hope this comes out sooner than 2014.

# Oct 2, 2010 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. WOLF7 writes:

When it comes to "Death Magnetic" and the fact that it was compressed way, way too hard, keep in mind that all the producers, mixers and engineers are there to make the band happy on the material they're recording. The band makes the final decision.

But, it's also true that Rubin has been compressing the f*** out of everything since Red Hot Chili Peppers' "One Hot Minute" (the meters just fly on "Coffee Shop"), it's just the way he does stuff, but still, the band decides.

Anyway, I'm happy that at least Branded is all excited about new Metallica material.

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 4:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea wolf, im beyond stoked about this!! cant wait to hear all the baaaaaing from the sheep!!!

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I could deal with and even daresay enjoy a decent chunk of death magnetic if it just didnt have those stupid f***ing lyrics. "Cyanide! I already died! Love is a four letter word! Ill hunt you down all nightmare long!" god its the audio equivalent of a sh**ty b movie on syfy. Unless trujillo is a master poet and really pushy i expect lars and james to continue pouring forth their great linguistic wisdom on this next record

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. b.bristowe writes:

Producers aren't always there to make the artist happy. There are a lot of hands on producers, which is likely in Metallicas case. However they definitely fudged the last one.

I'm not going to keep track of the stages of this next cut. But if these old farts were smart they would finish the album on tour while they at least have some (creative) juices flowing.

Hopefully Kirk Hammett doesn't get too "technical" with his work.

# Oct 3, 2010 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Southern_Bastard writes:

Dear Metallica,

Please Stop.

Sincerely,

Everyone

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

I am signing my name on post 20's petition to stop Metallica now!

# Oct 4, 2010 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. WOLF7 writes:

By the look of it, we all know what kind of album they'll release next:
Essentially a Death Magnetic II with lyrics like "I pray to stay another day, If I drink I'll sink" (put that on the record Hetfield, and I'll sue you, that's a promise ;)
Same stuff, recycled riffs, wah'ed to death solos and boring drumming. That's about it.

What can I say... Nothing lasts forever, great bands included.

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