Lars Ulrich shares update on "glacial" progress of new Metallica album

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The metal world started buzzing when Lars Ulrich suggested last year that Metallica might make an album while locked down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but it appears it may be awhile before any new music drops.

In an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Ulrich was asked how progress was going on a potential new Metallica record.

The drummer’s response? “Glacial.”

“These are the craziest of times and nothing is letting up,” Ulrich says. “There’s a little bit of movement [in that direction], but it’s hard to do a lot when we’re not together.”

Ulrich previously said in a Rolling Stone piece published last November that the metal legends were “three, four weeks into some pretty serious writing.”

Metallica’s most recent album is 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.

By Josh Johnson
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