It should be no surprise for anyone that the next Album Metallica releases will be coming in 2015, since they are all busy with their movie/live gig Through the Never, with Orion Fest plus the touring they normally do.
With all that being said, Robert Trujillo, bass player of the band said on an interview with Michigan’s radio Banana 101.5 (yeah, that’s a proper radio, not joking.) this is what robert had to say regarding the new album:
The real scoop would be that, in the last few months, we’ve been jamming new ideas. Now, I guess, you could say it’s a blessing and a curse. There is an arsenal, years of riffs that we have recorded. That ranges from, like, iPhone recording to Zoom Recorder recordings to our jam room Pro Tools setup recordings […]
We’ve been going through all of that. Then, all of a sudden, you end up going to South Africa for a tour — which is great, don’t get me wrong — and Australia and something else comes up and something else… Orion Festival. So these great opportunities enter the progress of what we’re trying to do with the album. So I would say after Orion we’ll get back to the writing process.
I can also say that the ideas are awesome. I’m super psyched. I feel that this next album, for me personally, is really truly going to be an extension of ‘Death Magnetic.[…]
It’s so cool to heart Robert talking about these things for a change, though he’s more of a low-profile dude, he’s really interesting to hear.
This is really a little excerpt of the whole interview, if you wanna read(or hear) the whole thing, you can go to Banana 101.5‘s official page and read it HERE to read/hear about the whole thing, and believe me, it involves much more than just this little excerpt.