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ST. VINCENT Says Her Next Album May Be An “Angry” Metal Record

St. Vincent still has plans to release a metal album.

In a recent interview with NME, ST. VINCENT revealed that she is still very much holding onto the idea and promise of releasing a “full on metal album”.

After discussing some of her early influences, being bands like NINE INCH NAILS and METALLICA, ST. VINCENT was asked whether she’d ever consider making a “full on metal album”.

She replied: “…I’m angry again! I want to make that record. There’s a season for all of it. There’s a season for warmth and then there’s a season for ‘fuck you’!”

Recently, ST. VINCENT released her version of the METALLICA classic ‘Sad But True’, as part of the charity covers album ‘The Blacklist’, created in celebration of The ‘Black Album’s’ 30th anniversary. For Record Store Day, ST. VINCENT shared the cover alongside a rendition of the NINE INCH NAILS song Piggy.

When asked about what these songs mean to her, she replied: “Metallica to me are a bit more of a nostalgic love. I played bass in a metal band when I was 13 and always wanted to be the guitar player! …Anyway, we played those songs at junior high talent shows. It was fun to get under the hood. You think you know a song, then you really play it and it’s so interesting. I really found that with Piggy.”

Commenting on NINE INCH NAILS’ sound and inspirations, she says: “That’s one of the things that people forget about Nails. They’re not just culling from industrial beats – it’s a deep understanding of all kinds of rhythm filtered through that lens. Piggy is like reggae.

“Look, if you’re talking about great songs, epic production and perfect fucking shows – there are only a few names and Trent Reznor is always in there! You will never go to a Nails show and be disappointed. I was playing Roskilde a few years ago, got changed out of my latex stage gear and into more sensible festival clothing, went out and watched Nine Inch Nails from the crowd.

“This really sweet kid came up and told me he was a fan and we had a nice talk, then March Of The Pigs came on and me this kid just started really raging and going for it! It’s inescapable, you can’t not be physically moved by Nine Inch Nails. Trent’s a genius and how many of those do we get?”