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Metallica has “new music coming,” but “nothing cohesive” yet

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Metallica indeed has new music in the works, but it may be awhile before you hear it.

Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, drummer Lars Ulrich assures that “of course there’s new music coming, there’s always new music coming,” while also cautioning that “there’s nothing cohesive.”

“There’s not a story, there’s not anything to really back it up yet,” he explains.

Metallica’s most recent album is 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. The band has previously said that the wait for a follow-up won’t be as long as it was for Hardwired, which arrived eight years after its predecessor, 2008’s Death Magnetic.

Meanwhile, Metallica just released a deluxe reissue of The Black Album last month in honor of its 30th anniversary. They also dropped The Metallica Blacklist, a 53-track tribute compilation to The Black Album.

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