Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recently conducted an interview with Danish tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet and said that the band is looking at entering the studio this Spring to commence work on the band's next studio album.
This will be Metallica's first studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic.' Ulrich said the following:
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"There is a really good vibe in the band at the moment. Previously, Metallica would hang us by the throat when we came home from a mammoth world tour, but this time it's different. Therefore it does not appear to be a long time before we start work on a new album. I think we'll be ready in March and April - when the creative process reaches a boil we'll go into the studio.
"We really enjoy it now. It has helped in our relationship that we all have families and that we have children who work well together. There were some bad years when we never really talked together, we just hopped in a vodka bottle and went out to look for ladies. It meant we did not share our feelings with each other. Today we talk a lot about our children and our families, and it has helped that we have something else to talk about than what setlist is tonight."