Matt Sorum describes new Metallica album

It seems all [tag]Metallica[/tag] members are working hard on their ’08 album, spending long hours in the studio to bring the best out. [tag]Velvet Revolver[/tag] drummer Matt Sorum, good friend of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, is amongst the first to listen to a few of the tracks from the new album. He describes them ‘sick’, ‘long’ and ‘fast’, with awesome solos of epic lengths. Don’t belive me ? Read on:

“Lars is a good friend of mine. He played me the demos from San Francisco, and I turned and looked at him and I said, ‘Master that shit and put it out.’ It’s ridiculous. The demos were sick. Eight-minute songs, all these tempo changes, crazy fast. It’s like, ‘Dude, don’t get slower when you get older, but don’t get faster!? How are you gonna play this live?’ And then me and Lars were out partying all night, and he had to go in the studio the next day and do this stupid like nine or ten minute song, and I was laughing at him — because he played me the demo of it, and it was [sings really fast drum part], so fast. I called him, and said, ‘Dude, how are you feeling?’ He was like, ‘Dude, I’m hurting.’ They’re cutting everything to tape, no fuckin’ Pro Tools — live, no clicks. Bitchin’. I dig it. I’m really excited for them.”

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  • Charbarred

    It’s awesome to hear they are recording to tape. The last album was a total stitch job and it sounded like it as well.

  • Tibi Puiu

    I agree “St. Anger” was a total disaster. However everyone is saying this new piece will be awesome and that they have a more evolved sound … and by everyone i mean the band and people close to them, so then again their comments don’t have much weight :(. I’m a big Metallica fan and i only hope for the best, well i DEMAND IT ! lol

  • Duff

    I’m a huge fan, but in all fairness, they were saying the same things before St Anger came out. The guitar solos were described as “A cross between Kerry King and Tom Morello”. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the album. While I’ve got plenty of faith that these guys can pull off a kickass record, I’ll wait until I hear it before getting excited. However, I’m definitely excited to see what Rick Ruben can bring to the table.