Robert Trujillo Says Metallica Is “Blueprinting” New Album

Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica bassist Robert Trujillo has confirmed that the metal legends are working on a new album.

"We're just blueprinting everything right now," Trujillo tells Rock Cellar Magazine. "There are a lot of ideas, a lot of song bodies, you gotta go through the process. For me personally I’m really excited about what we’ve been able to jam out."

The new album will be a milestone of sorts for Metallica -- it will be the band's tenth studio album. Their last record, 2008's Death Magnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

"Writing a Metallica song is a journey and a process, and it takes time," Trujillo says. "But that’s what’s special about it. Metallica likes to nurture a song, nurture an arrangement."

Metallica has been busy lately, having recently completed a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The band is also working on deluxe reissues of their first and second albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning. If you've collected any cool Metallica memorabilia over the years, you may even be able to help them put everything together -- the band has asked fans to submit audio, video, photographs and other memorabilia for possible use in the re-issue packages.

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