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Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett discusses new material

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has talked a little about what the band are currently working on, in a new interview.

“It’s heavy,” he tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “We’ve got some heavy stuff going. It delivers on that front for sure.

“You know, I would say a lot of it is along the lines of ‘Death Magnetic’. A lot of it seems to be going along those lines.

“But you know, with social media now and everything else, I’m a little bit wary to comment too much on the album, because then people pick up on it.

“Then, people think that that’s the final definitive statement on what this album is, or how much of it is done, or what it sounds like or whatever – and that’s not really the case.

“It’s not accurate. [Laughs] We’re still working on it.”

The band’s new album has been a long time coming, with their latest ’Death Magnetic’ released in 2008.

Earlier this year, the band played Reading & Leeds Festival – see a few of Upset’s photos of their set here.

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