New Metallica album 'almost done'

Metallica’s long awaited tenth studio album is ‘almost done’ says drummer Lars Ulrich.

The band have been juggling the recording of their follow-up to 2008’s ‘Death Magentic’ with a host of other bookings and appearances in between tours.

But now the wait could be over as he tells Rolling Stone: “The record is well on its way. It may come out any century now, actually. There's a saying: where there's life, there's hope.

“I’d say it's mostly done. There are all these other responsibilities that have to be taken care of. Life in Metallica these days is not only about making a record; it's about these things and we played a show at AT&T Park and he does this, I do this.

“We have all these sort of different things that we turn to. But the record gets worked on where there's absolutely nothing else going on.”

He adds: “In all seriousness, it’s actually what we like. It works for us. It's not just record, tour, record, tour. We like to do.

“We’re doing the Record Store Day next week and doing all that stuff. There's lots of stuff going on all the time, but the record is almost done.”

No release date for the album has been set by the band but it is expected before the end of the calendar year.