Kirk Hammett on Metallica Taking Forever Between Albums

We’re probably going to have to keep waiting for that new Metallica album.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett recently discussed the long process of getting albums from the band released.
“Yeah, you know, it’s not getting any quicker, too,” Hammett told Goldmine. “It’s just like, we have a way of working. We have a process that unfortunately takes a long time. It’s just the way we work, the way it is, the way it works as a band. And I’ve grown to accept that.”
Meanwhile, Hammett is enjoying the release of his latest solo EP “Portals.”
“You know, putting out Portals is great for me because it kind of frees me up from that schedule,” Hammett shared. “I can come up with a few tracks, record them and put them out, and I can do it on a completely different time schedule from the band. And that’s great because it doesn’t seem to get in the way of the band’s schedule because, like I say, we move at our own pace.”

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