Kirk Hammett says that it “would be nice” if METALLICA could take less than eight years to release the follow-up to the “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album.
Aside from touring, METALLICA had spent a lot of time between the release of 2008’s “Death Magnetic” and 2016’s “Hardwired” on other projects, together with launching a music festival, collaborating on an album with the late Lou Reed and making a feature movie.Download Our App
Asked by Donny Fandango of 105.7 The Point radio before the band’s June 4 concert at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri if he thinks it is possible that Metallica is going to release the subsequent studio album before another 8 years have passed, Kirk Hammett said (see video under): “That would be nice. I don’t believe we’ve done something like that since, I guess, around the ‘Load’, ‘Reload’, ‘Garage Days Re-Revisited’, ‘S&M’ kind of period where there was just like a real concentrated period of output. It’d be nice to get to that, because we were still kind of actively touring behind an album, but we had these other things coming in too that kind of changed the tone of the tour that we were on and introduced other cool different songs and different factors. Like when the ‘S&M’ thing came out, we were, all of a sudden, playing with a symphony, which was quite a different thing. So if we could do something like that, it would be great, but this is a really big machine and sometimes it takes time to steer it this way or steer it that way in terms of pure inertia. It’s an effort.”
“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” was certified platinum on April 12 by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America). The platinum certification reflects 1,000,000 equivalent album units, which blends traditional album sales, songs sold from an album and on-demand audio and video streams.