Robert Trujillo and Metallica Are "Pretty Close" to Finishing New Album

Metallica's New Album is Getting "Pretty Close" to Completion

The above photo of bassist Robert Trujillo (and presumably Lars Ulrich) of Metallica recording in the studio was posted to the band's official Instagram account recently, which has led to a lot of excitement towards the progress of the new record. The album will be the band's first in seven years, following 2008's Death Magnetic.

Though details have been sparse, drummer Lars Ulrich divulged some info in a recent interview.

"We've got lots of songs, and we're honing them and tweaking them. It's pretty close," Ulrich told Rolling Stone's Kory Grow. "In our world, there's been a distinct difference between the creative phase and the recording phase."

"With this project, we're trying to bridge the two a little more organically and not have there be such a great divide between the processes. We want to see if we can bring some of the creative curiosity, the impulsive stuff that happens when you're first playing a song into the studio," added Ulrich. "You want to tweak it and get it good, but you also want to record it in a way where it doesn't feel labored over and overthought. We're trying to figure out where that line is."

While the band does have a few sporadic shows coming up, Trujillo has been busy wrapping up and preparing to release his upcoming movie on the life of Jaco Pastorius titled, Jaco: The Film.

Bobby Vega recently shared his thoughts on the movie: HERE

Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming Metallica album.