Lars Ulrich shares update on “glacial” progress of new Metallica album

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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