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Kirk Hammett says Metallica are "uncomfortable" with how long their new album is taking


Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for heavy metal band Metallic has spoken out about how he feels “uncomfortable” with how long it is taking to put out a new album. It’s been 3 years since the last one Hardwired… To Self-Destruct hit the shelves and it appears the band, as well as the fans, are getting frustrated.

With an eight-year gap between the release of Hardwired and 2008’s Death Magnetic, it seems we may have to wait a little longer for the new LP as the band are on a humongous world tour until November 2019.

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“When I was 13-14 years old, bands put out albums every year,” Hammett told Mixdown. “Seriously, KISS put out an album every eight months. None of this eight years between albums.

“None of us are very comfortable with the fact it’s been so long, because that is a long time. We’re hoping to avoid that this time around.”

He continued: “We’re in our third year since ‘Hardwired’. Maybe we can get a bit more focus and go into the studio a bit sooner. I have a ton of material. I’ve over-compensated, so I’m ready to go anytime.”