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Metallica fans can expect a new album in the works for the Fall, as Kirk Hammett has announced that the band will in fact begin the recording process this coming September.
According to the guitarist, the band will have to hold off till then for the sake of their families.

“We totally want to make an album, but…we have families now. It’s gonna be summertime soon and it’s hard to work [then] because the kids are out of school.”

He also said that the band has “a backlog of riffs in the riff bank. Now it’s about picking riffs out, putting them together and moving along. Later, we’ll revisit it all and see where it goes.”

Hammett has laid out a timetable, for the band to get to work on the new album: “September is gonna be the time when we buckle down,” he said. “I know I told everyone it was gonna be last January…but that’s just the way it goes!”

Well it’s been 6 years, since Death Magnetic was released… soooo….