Metallica 2012-Photo courtesy BB Gun PressMetallica has their eyes set on making new music in the very near future while gearing up for their release of Quebec Magnetic according to guitarist Kirk Hammett.

The lead guitarist of Metallica conducted a interview with Billboards earlier in the week telling them, “We’re going to seriously start thinking about making a new album soon. We have tons of ideas, and that really is never a problem. We never have a lack of ideas — if anything, the problem is we have too many ideas. But, yeah… it’s something we’re gonna start thinking pretty seriously about here. In about a couple months or so we’re gonna seriously start working it out.”

As the anticipation builds for Metallica’s followup to 2008’s Death Magnetic produced by Rick Ruben, all eyes is on their December 10th release of Quebec Magnetic, a two-DVD/Blu-ray concert set filmed by Wayne Isham over the coarse of two nights in October of 2009 in Quebec City. This will mark the bands first time self releasing this project. “We just played two really phenomenal shows. They were outrageously great and the audience was great and we had a bunch of people filming it,” Hammett recalls. “We felt like we’re really doing a disservice just sitting on this great live footage, so we decided to put it out.” Quebec Magnetic will feature one entire show and eight bonus songs taken from the other performance.

Metallica’s eagerly anticipated 3D movie, directed by Nirmod Antal is due in theaters summer of 2013. It will combine performances at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Hammett describes it as “a storyline that weaves in and out of the film…but there’s no real dialogue. The storyline actually involves the band, and it’s a very cool thing. I’m really looking forward to it.” The film will feature professional actors, including Dean DeHaan (“Chronicle,” “Lawless,” HBO’s “True Blood”) as “a Metallica fan, and his performance is just as intense as our own performance.”


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