Kirk Hammet reveals Metallica have been working on new album during pandemic

Author Flavia Andrade - 4.7.2022

Kirk Hammet has revealed during an interview that Metallica have been working on new material during the pandemic.

In Hammet’s words:

“Well, let’s just say that over the Covid years, we weren’t just sitting around on the couch texting each other, complaining about how we couldn’t work.. That was the exact opposite of what happened! We’ve been working through the lost years – so you can draw your own conclusions from that!”

After 2016’s “Hardwired… To Self Destruct”, Metallica‘s been working on a follow-up, and Lars Ulrich also said the band was on the path to make new music:

“I don’t know if it’s cohesive enough to call a record, but we’re dipping our toes. We’ve been trying to stay busy.”