Currently working on 3D film project, Metallica plans on recording a new album soon, a follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic'.
Confirming this news, the Band’s guitarist Kirk Hammett told NME: "Right now, we're kind of preoccupied with dealing with this 3D movie that we shot up in Canada last month. So that's kind of taking our time right now – that's the priority, to deal with that. But once we're done with that, we're going to start hunkering down and putting riffs together. That's all going to happen soon".
Hammett also remembered the good old times with Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. When asked if 'Whiplash' was Cobain's favourite Metallica track, he said: "Absolutely. He told me that himself. He came to one of our shows in Seattle, on the 'Black Album' tour. I remember at one point, we were playing 'Whiplash', and he looked at me and kept punching the air with his fist, and gave me a big thumbs-up sign. I was like, 'Cool. Kurt, I know you love this song. This one's for you!"
He added that Kurt Cobain was Metallica’s fan : "I knew Kurt kind of well, and I hung out with him quite a bit. He was a pretty big Metallica fan – I was surprised at how much of a Metallica fan he was. He loved 'Ride the Lightning. He loved that album."
Although the Band had earlier planned to start recording the album this year but now it seems it has been postponed to next year. Nevertheless we are waiting for another epic album from the metal legends impatiently.